Yep! Sustainable dog treats exist and I found them!
And, you’ll never guess what they’re made of … Crickets!!
Humans have been eating insects for thousands of years. But, Jiminy’s Sustainable Cricket Protein Dog Treats is one of the first companies to add powdered cricket protein to theirs!
Jiminy‘s makes a variety of nutritious, humane, and sustainable dog treats. What makes them sustainable is that theyâ€™re made with cricket protein powder. Crickets are a sustainable superfood using a lot less land, water, and feed than traditional protein sources.
Did you know that crickets are a superfood and contain more essential nutrients than chicken or beef or salmon? That means when I give Kenzo + VÄ«k Jiminy’s treats they are actually benefiting from it, instead of just ingesting unnecessary empty calories and additives.
Crickets are a great superfood for both humans and doggies. Crickets contain twice as much protein as beef, are jam-packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, are humanly sourced, better for the environment, and are hypoallergenic.
You can read more about the nutritional value of insects here – I am so fascinated and grossed out at the same time.
Why else I love them . . .
They Don’t Stink
I am so sensitive to smells and I get so grossed out when dog treats smell overly fishy or just plain gross. Although, Kenzo + VÃk love their stinky treats…ahem… bully sticks.
We worked with Animal Biome to study the impact of cricket proteinâ€™s fiber component on the dogâ€™s gut. And great news – cricket protein supports a healthy, balanced level of gut bacteria diversity (gut micro-biome) in dogs.
Their Process Saves Water
If you compare one 5 oz bag of Jiminy’s with the same size bag of traditional treats, we save 220 gallons of water!
Now think about what we’ll be able to accomplish with their dog food – that would be an enormous impact worldwide!
Made In The USA
I love that Jiminy’s is a USA based company, located in sunny California. You can buy Jiminy’s Cricket Protein Dog treats on Amazon.
Cricket Protein could quite easily become the new “quinoa” food trend for humans, too! I am personally not yet on-board that trend-train, but give it time… maybe I will.
Have you tried cricket protein or given your dog cricket protein doggy treats/food?
You can buy Jiminy’s Cricket Protein Dog treats on Amazon.