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Why your pets need insect nutrition

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

Live food or insect food is living food for carnivorous or omnivorous animals kept in captivity; in other words, small animals such as insects or mice fed to larger carnivorous or omnivorous species kept either in a zoo or as a pet. Animals that are commonly fed live food include bearded dragons, leopard geckos and other lizards, various types of snake, turtles, and carnivorous fish, and many birds too.

Live food like insects are important part of diets of pet animals. As compared to other foods Live foods are rich source of many other essential nutrients for the animals. Nutrients like Protein, fiber, healthy fats, calcium, minerals, phosphor, and vitamins are important for the growth of the animals and Live Foods are rich source of these nutrients.

Cricket flours provide all 10 essential amino acids and weight for weight provide three times the iron, five times more magnesium and twice as much protein as ground beef.

The larvae of the black soldier fly, which now is the most commonly used insect in dog foods due to its cheapness, provides dog food with important fats: Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which strengthen the immune system, but also saturated fatty acids that provide energy.

Also insect food is ecofriendly which is another reason why pet animals should eat insect food. Breeding insects also conserves our water resources. To produce 1 kilo of protein, the larvae of the black soldier fly only uses 4 per cent of the water that would be necessary for producing the same amount of protein from cattle.

As insect foods are environment friendly, that is more sustainable form of protein than meat protein, its also natural part of any wild or pet animals diet, and insect prote in does not cause any allergies to dogs too its good that your pet animals are fed with insect nutrition.

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