What is the future of Dog Food?

Very interesting. The Bugs for pets Crispy Dry food scored 2.1 in the generator with Animal fats flagged in red and it looks heavy on potato starch and peas. Perhaps not one I would venture to try then but definitely has possibilities. As you say Meg, it may provide an answer for those searching for alternative protein sources due to allergy.

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Tinyplanets, thanks for checking BugsforPets Dog - Crispy Dry Food with the generator. Yes it’s another avenue to consider There are now at least three insect based dog food brands available in the UK.

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TROVET Hypoallergenic IPD (Insect) Dog is also available in 400g wet food tins.
https://www.vetsend.co.uk/trovet-ipd-hypoallergenic-insect-dog/#product-description-

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The list of ingredients for that one is quite small so possible a good option for dogs with allergies. It also scored 2.1 but with no red flagged ingredients. Not sure if the generator is recognising insects yet as it is new which may be the reason for the low ratings.

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There’s very little information available on new dog food company Wild Earth (USA) set to launch early this year, their website isn’t giving much away either. However they seem to be working on clean meat, clean protein. A comment on their Facebook page of yesterday stated that they cannot comment on their product as it is still in R&D state. It’s a matter of waiting to see exactly how their new product is made and with what ingredients. As soon as I have more information I will post.
https://www.livekindly.co/clean-meat-pet-food/
http://www.wildearthpets.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/wildearthpets/posts/

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Another company looking to the future in dog food is Bond Pets.
https://qz.com/1142826/a-pet-food-company-wants-to-make-lab-grown-meats-for-cats-and-dogs/
https://www.bondpets.com/

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A great find Seaweed. Very exciting indeed. It would be fabulous to be able to feed your pet an appropriate diet which has less impact on the environment and the animal kingdom. The health aspect makes it even more appealing. If the revolutionary food measures up and taste good, I would imagine that it will be very popular. Here’s hoping that it isn’t too long until it becomes a reality.

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It is the manufacturing of these foods that is intriguing… “Clean meat is made by extracting the stem cells of an animal then growing those into muscle tissue, the part of an animal we know as meat …”

Perhaps this will be later explained, as at this time I’m reflecting on the statement “clean protein is made without animal ingredients” whilst comprehending that the original source of stem cells are from an animal.


Yes a real breakthrough that is surely worthy of huge appreciation is a future production of edible meat protein for us and our pets, which is manufactured without any harm being inflicted on animals, nor indeed any slaughtering of animals.

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There has been a update to the Wild Earth (clean protein) website, no ingredients yet, however they say the product is made from biomass that is eco friendly and renewable sourced.
http://www.wildearthpets.com/

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Thanks Seaweed, may be from plant or animal, and I’m wondering if that might be a clue in the Wild Earth statement mentioning “renewable sourced”?

Wild Earth update, no ingredients as yet. https://twitter.com/wildearthpets

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Bond Pets have updated their website. https://www.bondpets.com/

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Do you know how they get the animal cells? Fur, feathers, flesh?

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ofs, there are video’s on You Tube that talk of lab grown meat in general.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u468xY1T8fw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se94UfeLwZA

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Thanks!! It would be important for me if they don’t need to cause any harm to the animal to obtain the animal cells.
I found this other video where they say they could get cells from feathers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgP6jo5DTM

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Interesting video ofs, I do not know how Bond Pets get their animal cells. It will be interesting to see the finished product and how it is priced.

Wild Earth have updated their website, their first cultured protein product is made from human-grade Koji, a fungi. The product has not been launched as yet…
https://www.wildearthpets.com/products

Wild Earth article on Forbes.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/katrinafox/2018/03/15/this-vegan-biohacker-is-set-to-launch-the-first-cultured-protein-foods-for-pets/#397eb885fe7e

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More on Wild Earth.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/can-pets-be-vegan-food-koji-dogs-cats-wild-earth-science/
http://www.petage.com/wild-earth-introduces-cultured-clean-protein-for-pet-food-market/

A further article on Wild Earth.https://medium.com/neodotlife/wild-earth-lab-grown-pet-food-bb8a19dfaf5a