Insect-based food may be best option for your pets, Vets say

Insect-based food may be best option for your pets, Vets say

Posted: Updated:

According to the British Veterinarian Association, there is something better than meat-based foods to serve your dogs and cats. 

The BVA says insect-based pet food may be better for your animal than prime steak and it is also better for the environment. 

"There's a really exciting future for the use of insect protein for companion animals. It’s a fantastic opportunity – looking at insects to provide alternative sources of some of the nutrient ingredients we use in pet food diets," Simon Doherty, the BVA president, told BBC News.

As for nutrition, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation, says the nutritional value of insects does not differ from the nutritional value of other meat sources such as chicken, beef, pork and fish.

Pets currently consume about 20 percent of the world's meat and fish. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Chinese Pig Herds Drop as Pork Prices Rise

    Chinese Pig Herds Drop as Pork Prices Rise

    Tuesday, September 17 2019 12:30 PM EDT2019-09-17 16:30:21 GMT

    China's pig herd marks another record drop as African Swine Fever continues to have a substantial impact. Reuters reports the herd fell by almost 39-percent in August compared to last year's decline of 37-percent. Pork prices have jumped by 78-percent compared to the same period a year ago driving the country's 'food price index' to the highest since January of 2012.

    China's pig herd marks another record drop as African Swine Fever continues to have a substantial impact. Reuters reports the herd fell by almost 39-percent in August compared to last year's decline of 37-percent. Pork prices have jumped by 78-percent compared to the same period a year ago driving the country's 'food price index' to the highest since January of 2012.

  • Study: African Swine Fever Could Survive In Shipping Feed

    Study: African Swine Fever Could Survive In Shipping Feed

    Tuesday, September 17 2019 12:29 PM EDT2019-09-17 16:29:34 GMT

    African Swine Fever can survive the journey from China in imported feed and ingredients. That's according to a new study by Kansas State University researchers. The report provides accurate half-life measurements that confirm the disease can survive a 30-day trans-oceanic voyage in plant-based feed. 

    African Swine Fever can survive the journey from China in imported feed and ingredients. That's according to a new study by Kansas State University researchers. The report provides accurate half-life measurements that confirm the disease can survive a 30-day trans-oceanic voyage in plant-based feed. 

  • Pizza Hut, Cheez-It team up to create The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza

    Pizza Hut, Cheez-It team up to create The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza

    Tuesday, September 17 2019 12:24 PM EDT2019-09-17 16:24:33 GMT

    Pizza Hut has long had a history of offering unique crusts and snacks and they have added a new one to the list: The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. 

    Pizza Hut has long had a history of offering unique crusts and snacks and they have added a new one to the list: The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. 

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .