High Protein Dog Food, Made in the UK
Our high-protein dry dog food gives your best friend extra nutrients, fueling muscle growth and recovery and allowing them to live full, energetic lives. It is a fantastic choice to support weight loss and is made with natural ingredients, providing fibre and vitamins that sustain the immune and digestive systems.
By opting for a high-protein food from the UK, you support your furry friend’s body and sustainable farming. Our insect-based protein dog food recipe is cold-pressed, saving essential nourishment and making it easier to digest.
What Counts as a High-Protein Dry Dog Food?
Typically, dry dog food contains around 25% protein. Food with 28% protein or higher is, therefore, classed as a high-protein food, raising protein intake without increasing the amount of food they consume. With an insect base, our high-protein dog and puppy food offers 28% protein, as well as 11% Fat, 5% Fibre, and 7% Ash.
Unlike food opting for a meat-based protein, ours are created with 100% insect protein. Protein from chicken or beef meat meals, for example, can be difficult for dogs to digest as it can contain beaks, cartilage, sinew and still be labelled as meat. This means that while these foods contain a high-protein percentage, your dog is unable to digest and benefit from this generous content. Bug Bakes is different; insect protein is much easier for your four-legged friend to digest than even prime cuts of steak, allowing your dog to benefit from all the protein packed in.
Why a High-Protein Diet is Key
Dogs are predominantly carnivores, so protein is a critical component of their diets. Whilst you may think your pup will happily chow down on anything, ensuring they receive adequate protein will sustain their growth and health.
Protein is crucial for muscle development, as it is made of amino acids: the building blocks that repair damaged tissue. Without these amino acids, your dog risks injury and muscle loss, especially if they are a senior who will struggle to retain muscle or an incredibly active working dog.
Protein for Weight Loss
Most people associate protein with muscle growth. However, it also helps your dog lose weight. A high-protein dry dog food offers essential protein without excess carbohydrates so that your dog can lose fat, not muscle. It is a healthy way to maintain the weight they need and lose the weight they don’t. What’s more, with our natural recipe, your pooch will receive all the nutrients they need to thrive.
Why Natural is Key
If you wouldn’t feed artificial food products to your family, why would you feed them to your dog? Choosing wholesome foods means your pooch will receive all the necessary nutrients to live a happy, healthy life.
Many other food brands use filler ingredients to bulk out meals, and subsequently, your dog misses vital minerals and energy. Not us. Our regular food blends insect protein with barley, oats, fruit and vegetables to provide essential fibre, carbohydrates and vitamins. Our grain-free option replaces the barley and oats with potato and sweet potato for fibre, vitamins A, B6 and C, iron and magnesium.
What Goes into our High-Protein Dry Dog Food?
We want all dogs to receive the best quality food and all the nutrients and minerals they need. Our natural recipe and ethically sourced ingredients from UK farms provide a nourishing meal that is delicious and better for the environment. Discover our nutritional values and recipes:
Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%
- Insect - 33% (28% meal, 5% oil)
- Barley - 27%
- Oats - 13%
- Apple - 4%
- Carrot - 4%
- Linseed - 4%
- Beet Pulp - 4%
- Seaweed - 1%
- Chicory Root Extract
- Vegetable Gravy - 4%
- Glucosamine 400 mg/kg
- Chondroitin 200 mg/kg
- Insect 33% (28% meal, 5% oil)
- Potato 27%
- Sweet Potato 8%
- Peas 5%
- Apple 4%
- Carrot 4%
- Linseed 4%
- Beet Pulp 4%
- Vegetable Gravy 4%
- Brewers Yeast 1%
- Seaweed 1%
- Prebiotic MOS
- Chicory Root Extract
- Glucosamine 400 mg/kg
- Chondroitin 200 mg/kg
If your furry friend needs high-protein dog food made in the UK, we are here to help. Our recipes are suitable for any pooch over two months old. So whether you have a Pug puppy or a senior Shih Tzu, they will benefit from our nutritional values. Plus, we have created a custom calculator that can explain how much your pup needs daily, depending on their breed, age, size, gender and activity. It will also tell you how much you can save every day with our subscription option.
I have switched my Great Dane onto Bug Bakes and she loves it. Have had really great customer service and a happy dog.
My dogs love their Bugbakes - dinner time is always greeted with excitement! I'm very happy with the results - two healthy and fit dogs. Can't fault costumer service. The food arrives on time and any changes to my order are processed really fast and efficiently. Great company to deal with.
Great product and service - our labrador retriever loves it and, as we try to source foods and other products with a reduced carbon footprint, hopefully more sustainable.
What high-protein items can I feed my dog?
You should always look for lean protein, as these foods offer excellent nourishment without the excess calorie count. While sources like chicken, turkey, lamb and fish fit this requirement, they can trigger allergic reactions. Instead, we use novel insect protein, offering a lean, sustainable, hypoallergenic option.
What types of dogs require high-protein food?
High-protein food is ideal for older dogs as they struggle to hold muscle mass. By increasing their protein intake and not their calorie intake, you can help your senior friend conserve muscle without putting on excess fat.
The same principle applies to pregnant and nursing dogs; the extra protein supports them when nourishing their young. Furthermore, active pups can also benefit from a high-protein diet as it sustains the muscles they rely on daily. If you have a working dog, a high protein and calorie intake will keep them going strong.
What is the best way to transition my dog onto a high-protein diet without making them sick?
When switching dog foods, you should carefully transition between new and old recipes to avoid illness. Here is a transition guide to follow:
Day 1-2: 75% old food, 25% new food
Day 3-4: 50% old food, 50% new food
Day 5-6: 25% old food, 75% new food
Day 7 onwards: 100% new food
Will a high protein diet increase my dog’s risk of kidney disease?
Experts say that a high-protein diet will not cause kidney disease. However, if your dog suffers from kidney disease or any other underlying condition, you should consult a vet before changing food.
Will my overweight dog benefit from a high-protein diet?
Yes. A high-protein diet allows you to limit the calories your dog consumes without reducing their protein intake. Therefore, they can maintain their muscle mass and only lose fat.