Unconventional diets for dogs and cats – Novel proteins
6. Novel proteins
Published 15 August 2022
The term novel protein is used to describe protein sources that are not considered part of a conventional diet. There is currently significant interest in the use of insects as a sustainable protein source although clinical research in this area is currently limited.
- Bosch, G. et al. (2014) Protein quality of insects as potential ingredients for dog and cat foods. Journal of Nutritional Science, 3. https://doi.org/10.1017/jns.2014.23
- Bosch, G. and Swanson, K.S. (2021) Effect of using insects as feed on animals: pet dogs and cats. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, 7 (5), pp. 795-805. https://doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2020.0084
- Kępińska-Pacelik, J. and Biel, W. (2022) Insects in pet food industry—Hope or threat? Animals, 12 (12), p. 1515. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12121515
- Valdés, F. et al. (2022) Insects as feed for companion and exotic pets: A current trend. Animals, 12 (11), p. 1450. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12111450
- Insect-based ingredients in pet food [PFMA] [online]. Available from: https://www.pfma.org.uk/insect-based-ingredients-in-pet-food [accessed 12 August 2022]
For those interested in learning more about insects as a potential food source: Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. Wageningen Academic Publishers, ISSN: 2352-4588. Available from: https://www.wageningenacademic.com/loi/jiff [accessed 12 August 2022]
Leave a ReplyWant to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!