“Believe it or not, there are several reasons why crickets are a smart alternative to traditional proteins like beef and chicken. In fact, this isn’t news in many areas of the world. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is commonplace in countries like Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. In recent years, bugs have also been creeping onto the North American market, and now it’s not uncommon in Canada and Europe to find cricket flour – made from roasted finely-milled crickets – listed on the ingredient labels at pet food stores (see sidebar).

So before you turn your nose up in disgust at the idea, take a look at the following eight reasons why cricket protein is viable food for your dog!”

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