Ethical Dog Food

Your pup’s eco pawprint is twice the size of building a 4x4 and driving it for 10,000km a year. You should be able to have your say and choose ethical dog food. That's exactly what we set out to do with Bug Bakes. We have created a recipe that looks after your dog and the environment, giving them everything they need to thrive. By using eco-friendly manufacturing methods, recyclable packaging and novel insect protein, we help you help the planet.

Our Sustainable Dog Food

Our cold-pressing manufacturing process requires lower temperatures and less energy than traditional extrusion. It produces a kibble that is easier to digest and loaded with more nutrients, giving your pup more value from their meals.

Plus, we source as many of our ingredients as possible from ethical British farms, dramatically reducing our reliance on imports and the greenhouse gases emitted from international shipping. We even use the wonky produce that supermarkets typically reject, saving tonnes of food waste, and we press and seal every bag of food right here in the UK.

What to Look for in a Sustainable Dog Food

There are a few characteristics that make a dog food recipe sustainable.

Alternative Protein

Livestock farming produces immense amounts of greenhouse gases that contribute towards global warming. Finding proteins that are less of a burden, such as insect protein, reduces these emissions.

Animal Welfare

We often think pet food is just made up of the scraps and offcuts of our meals. However, the meat is usually from animals kept in poor living conditions to increase the potential profits. You should choose a food that champions animal welfare and protection.

Recyclable Packaging

Most plastic ends up in landfill and can take hundreds of years to decompose. We choose recyclable packaging that can be easily dealt with and used again.

Organic Ingredients

Chemicals in insecticides and fertilisers can kill the plants and animals that they are sprayed onto. Organic foods do not use these harsh substances, eliminating the damage they cause.

What to Avoid

Here are three red flags when it comes to dog food:

Palm Oil

Palm oil is often used in dog food and treats and to feed livestock. The industry destroys acres of diverse habitats and rainforests, endangering animals and reducing the amount of carbon sinks on the planet.

Animal Testing

Animals used in food testing are often kept in poor conditions. You should investigate the brand’s testing practices to ensure they prioritise animal welfare.

Factory Farmed Protein

Factory or battery-farmed meat is an unfortunate staple in the dog food industry. Free-range and organic ingredients are far more ethical options.

Using Insect Protein

By choosing novel insect protein, we have championed sustainable insect farms in Ireland and the Netherlands. It means fewer emissions and requires less space and resources. 

To produce just 1 kg of food, farming insects requires 2,000 times less water, 235m2 less land and 12 times less food than farming beef. It releases 100 times less greenhouse gas and delivers more protein per kg, giving your dog even more nutrients.

Our Packaging

Our Grain-Free Recipe

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Our Subscription Service

You can use our custom calculator to identify how much of our food your dog needs daily. Then, with this information, sign up for our subscription service to ensure you always have food when you need it. Plus, you get the exact amount you require, reducing waste.

With the subscription, you get 10% off every bag you purchase. On top of this discount, we donate treats to a local animal shelter whenever you order, helping them care for more animals.




Full of Nutrients




Improves Digestion


Recipe Crafted by Canine Nutritionists


Promotes Shiny Coats and Healthy Skin


Manages Oral Health


Ethically Sourced Ingredients

The Natural Ingredients in our Ethical Dog Food

We created our recipes with the help of canine nutritionists to deliver all the vitamins and nutrients your dog needs daily. It is loaded with soluble and insoluble fibre and Vitamins A and C.

Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%

Our Regular Recipe

  • Insect Protein - 33%
  • Barley - 27%
  • Oats - 13%
  • Apple - 4%
  • Carrot - 4%
  • Linseed - 4%
  • Beet Pulp - 4%
  • Seaweed - 1%
  • Blueberries
  • Chicory Root Extract
  • Vegetable Gravy - 4%
  • Brewers Yeast
  • Prebiotic MOS
  • Glucosamine 400mg/kg
  • Chondroitin 200mg/kg

We Cater to All Ages and Sizes

How We Weigh Up Against the Rest


My dog loves Bug Bakes. She is very healthy, the right weight and has a lovely shiny coast. She’s been eating this for over a year now. Thank you so much for giving us a greener alternative she loves.

Lynne F

I am very happy with bug bakes my girl absolutely loves them .

It has help me to get her weight under control 

And also help to sort out her bowels,

Very pleased with finding this company.

Lisa Boylan

Mabel, the very fussy border collie, will eat Bug Bakes on their own but she usually has them mixed with wet food. Everything gets eaten. No waste. Good poos. No increase in waistline. Win win.

Christine South

Our Range of Dog Foods and Treats

We don’t just make hypoallergenic grain-free dog food. Discover our range of products and treats for your canine companion.