Category Archives: Insect-Based Cat Food

Cricket Cat Food – The Next Big Thing?

As pet food manufacturers worry about sustainability, cricket cat food could become the next big thing.

Cats love the catch crickets. But will they eat cricket cat food?

Cats love to catch crickets. But will they eat ground up crickets that come out of a can?

Okay, so cats eat bugs all the time. If you were a cat, you’d probably love nothing more than chowing down on a freshly-caught fly or cricket. Eeeuuu…

But Tarique Arsiwalla, a co-founder of Protix Biosystems, a company that markets insects as “the next protein commodity,” is hoping we humans will overcome the yuck factor and consider cricket cat food for our feline family members. Are you ready for ground-up crickets in a can? Ugh…

Arsiwalla was a presenter at a Petfood Forum Europe. His topic: insect-based ingredients in cat and dog food. Yuck…

But while just the thought of cricket cat food may give you the creepy crawlies, pet food made from insects might be in our cats’ not-so-distant future. Although our planet could probably sustain an infinite number of bugs, that’s not true of the animals who become food for us and our dogs and cats.

Are We Running Out Of Food For Both Pets And Humans?

Eeeuuu… Black Fly Larvae Cat Food?

Disgusting as it may sound, black soldier fly larvae cat food could be coming to a pet supply retailer near you soon.

 

Would this cat eat black fly larvae from his crystal bowl?

Would this cat eat black fly larvae from his crystal bowl?

Black fly larvae cat food? Ugh… But disgusting as it sounds to us, pet food manufacturers are eyeing it as a sustainable, high protein ingredient to add to our cats’ diets. 

It’s already passed the taste test in one study.

And as unappealing as the thought is to us, insects may be the next big thing in cat food ingredients. 


Black Fly Larvae Cat Food: It’s All About Sustainability