Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil

Dogs readily accepted the kibble with black soldier fly meal at up to 20% inclusion and with insect-based oil at up to 5%.


In feeding trials with both dogs and cats, pet foods made with insect-based ingredients had similar palatability and digestibility to kibble containing conventional pet food protein and oil sources. The dog and cat food ingredients came from black soldier fly larvae, which increasingly serve as both a protein and palatant in pet foods, as regulatory barriers fall away. Read more.

Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “Dogs and Cats Readily Accept Insect-Based Protein and Oil.”,, 6 May 2019,

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