Farmed Insects Recipe - Adult
Black Soldier Fly, millet, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, pea protein, lentils, coconut, Black Soldier Fly oil, Miscanthus grass fiber, carob, microalgae, sea salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, yeast extract, fructooligosaccharides, L-lysine, DL-methionine, fumaric acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, thyme extract, licorice extract, thyme, wild tea extract, green tea extract, clove oil, peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, citrus oil, grape seed extract, curcumin, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, inositol, niacin supplement, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, biotin, manganese sulfate, copper proteinate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese proteinate, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, folic acid, rosemary extract.
1 cup = 453 kcal | 3773 kcal/kg
- Crude Protein (min) : 25%
- Crude Fat (min) : 15%
- Crude Fiber (max) : 10%
- Ash (max) : 8%
- Humidity (max) : 10%
- Omega 3 (min): 1.9%
- Omega 6 (min): 4.2%
Packed with gut-friendly prebiotic fibers, formulated with premium ingredients, and uses Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a highly digestible protein.
Our formula is void of the most common allergens, and integrates Black Soldier Fly Larvae as the first ingredient. The novelty of this protein makes it a great option for pets with food allergies or intolerances.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae contain all 10 amino acids essential to dogs, are high in lauric acid, contain antimicrobial components, chitin, and a diversity of vitamins and minerals.
Tackles food waste
Black Soldier Fly Larvae are 100% fed on upcycled pre-consumer food waste.
Uses no fresh water
The BF get all their water and nutrient needs from the upcycled feed. No fresh water is required!
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
By feeding on the food waste that would go to landfills and create methane, BSLF are actually converting this stream into protein.
As the shining star of our recipe, black soldier fly is not only rich in nutrients and easily digestible, it’s also a powerful hypoallergenic alternative.
As a voracious consumer of organic materials, this hearty fly thrives in dense spaces, unlike conventional livestock. So, basically, you’re helping upcycle food waste, save thousands of liters of water and drastically reduce greenhouse gases.
With Wilder Harrier Farmed Insects dog food it is easy to make a good transition! The food being free from common allergens and fillers, it is easy on the stomach and great for the gut. With the new food, go from 25% of his daily needs on day 1 (with 75% of the current food) and then gradually put more in every portion to have 100% of the new food on day 7!
On top of providing great food for your pup and the planet we want your dog to LOVE it! That is why our products are 100% guaranteed.
If your dog does not like our food or if you are not satisfied, we will give you your money back or send another product of your choice! Just email us and we will take care of the rest.
A cleaner alternative
We work hard to give our dogs and the planet the best solution on the market
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'' My dog loves it! He was very sick and was losing a lot of weight because of the medication and was always hungry, as if the food did not reassure him. Since eating Wilder Harrier he has managed to regain weight and he is not always hungry anymore. I am really happy to have discovered this food for my beautiful boy :) ''Rachel S.
Frequently asked questions
Do dogs like insects?
Dogs love insects! Have you ever caught your dog chasing flies around the backyard and often devouring them? We certainly have.
We have little or no pushback on our farmed insects dog food and cricket treats! Actually, dogs seem to love the taste and in many cases, people write to us to say that our food is more palatable than their regular food and that their dog now refuses to eat anything other than our insect formula!
Beyond the positive feedback we get every day from our clients, many studies show that the palatability of insects is comparable or superior to conventional proteins.
The best way to make up your mind is to try it out!
Where do black soldier flies come from?
Black Soldier Flies (BSF) are the specific species of insects hermetia illucens.
Contrary to what some people think, we do not chase after common black flies to create our food! We actually use quality-controlled dehydrated BSF powder and oil, that comes in a uniform and ready-to-use form.
We source our BSF from insect rearing facilities located in Canada.
Is the use of insects more humane & ethical?
Most experts claim that insects do not feel pain the same way mammals or other animals do.
Although they do feel nociception, the sensory nervous system's response to stimuli that is considered harmful, this does not create the sensation of pain. The current definition of pain requires an emotional response, which insects do not seem to have. This puts insects in a category Also, insects naturally thrive when they are reared in a condensed area (this is a biological imperative for reproduction and growth phases), it is their natural inclination.
Therefore, there is no contradiction in farming insects and their natural way of being.
Are insects safe for dogs?
Yes, absolutely! Dogs will naturally seek to consume insects when given the opportunity. Dogs have been eating insects for thousands of years, can easily digest them, and love their taste! Studies have shown that insect protein is actually as good or superior in terms of digestibility compared to beef or chicken.
With regards to insects being used as a protein in general, they appear to be a safe ingredient. The European Food Safety Authority published a risk profile of insects as feed. The committee’s opinion is that if insects are fed materials that are currently allowed for consumption (for example how our BSF consume clean, pre-consumer food waste), then the occurrence of microbiological hazards are expected to be comparable to that of other non-processed animal protein sources. They also state that environmental hazards are expected to be comparable to other animal production systems. In short, it is likely that if care is taken in the sourcing of the insects themselves, the microbiological and environmental risk of feeding insects should be minimal if any.
Note: only feed quality-controlled insect protein sourced from insect farms to your pet and not any insect found outside. Not all insects are edible for animals (nor humans).