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By swapping unsustainable meat content for nutritionally-rich insect protein, our dog and cat foods are better for pets and the planet.

The benefits of swapping

to Aardvark pet food

Vet approved

We’ve talked to a host of leading veterinarians and pet nutritionists who backed Aardvark so much they agreed to join our team of  experts. 

Protein rich

Our crunchy kibbles are naturally high in protein and you get the  whole grub with all the amino acids and nutrients your pet needs.  Absolutely no fillers and no growth hormones here! 

Healthy grubs

Our insect-based recipe is vet-approved. Aardvark grubs are hypoallergenic meaning they’re perfect for dogs  and cats with sensitive stomachs. 

Planet-friendly

By swapping unsustainable meat content for nutritionally-rich insect protein, our dog and cat foods are better for pets and the planet. Our  grubs need 2% of the land and 4% of the water it would take to  produce the same quantity of beef, and are fed on fruit and vegetables which would would have gone to waste if not for our grubs!

Pet approved

We went through 27 different recipes until we found our delicious blend of sustainable insect protein, sweet potato, pulses, and herbs that’s free from unnatural nasties - so we know your pet will love it! 

Pets are responsible for as much as

A quarter of the damage...

…associated with the meat industry. In the US alone that amounts to around 64 million tonnes of CO2 and methane - the same as 13.6 million cars! So reducing their environmental pawprint is essential to our planet’s future.

That’s why we’ve developed our crunchy kibbles from

sustainable

insect protein...

…with all natural ingredients and no fillers. Insects produce 80x less methane than cows and need 12x less feed to produce the same amount of protein.

Our protein comes from Black Soldier Fly larvae that grow

to 5000x their body weight...

…in just 2 weeks and are sustainably fed on organic waste. These are fruit and vegetables which previously would have been discarded and are now instead fed to our grubs - creating a circular system!

Insects are a

novel protein source...

…which considerably reduces the chances that they trigger intolerances in dogs or cats compared to other sources of meat like chicken and beef.

Our Recipe

Crunchy kibble made from sustainable insect meal and a delicious blend of sweet potato, pulses, fruits and herbs with all the essential proteins, nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your cat/dog needs.

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Sweet Potato

High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include...

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Chickpeas

The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible...

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Alfalfa

Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins...

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Sunflower oil

Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your cat’s coat...

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Linseed

Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre...

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Spinach

Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for...

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Blueberries

Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins...

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Chia seeds

There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell...

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Seaweed

Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and...

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Cranberry

Full of Vitamin C and antioxidants, Cranberries can also promote...

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Yucca

Helps remove toxins and make your pet’s digestion easier and...

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Fenugreek

Full of vitamins and minerals, our seeds help keep a...

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Rosemary

Rosemary has powerful antioxidant properties.

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Sweet Potato

High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include...

More info

Chickpeas

The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible...

More info

Alfalfa

Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins...

More info

Sunflower oil

Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your cat’s coat...

More info

Linseed

Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre...

More info

Spinach

Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for...

More info

Blueberries

Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins...

More info

Chia seeds

There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell...

More info

Seaweed

Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and...

More info

Cranberry

Full of Vitamin C and antioxidants, Cranberries can also promote...

More info

Yucca

Helps remove toxins and make your pet’s digestion easier and...

More info

Fenugreek

Full of vitamins and minerals, our seeds help keep a...

More info

Rosemary

Rosemary has powerful antioxidant properties.

More info

Sweet Potato

High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include...

More info

Chickpeas

The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible...

More info

Alfalfa

Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins...

More info

Sunflower oil

Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your pet’s coat...

More info

Linseed

Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre...

More info

Spinach

Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for...

More info

Blueberries

Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins...

More info

Chia seeds

There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell...

More info

Seaweed

Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and...

More info

Kale

High in fibre, Kale is also full of beta carotene,...

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Broccoli

Our Broccoli packs in Vitamin K, C and Potassium to...

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Pears

These juicy pears are bursting with Vitamin C, A and...

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Nettles

They don’t sting! Our nettles are actually full of easily...

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Dandelion

Long used in medicines Dandelion is great for your dog’s...

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Sweet Potato

High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include...

More info

Chickpeas

The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible...

More info

Alfalfa

Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins...

More info

Sunflower oil

Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your pet’s coat...

More info

Linseed

Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre...

More info

Spinach

Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for...

More info

Blueberries

Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins...

More info

Chia seeds

There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell...

More info

Seaweed

Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and...

More info

Kale

High in fibre, Kale is also full of beta carotene,...

More info

Broccoli

Our Broccoli packs in Vitamin K, C and Potassium to...

More info

Pears

These juicy pears are bursting with Vitamin C, A and...

More info

Nettles

They don’t sting! Our nettles are actually full of easily...

More info

Dandelion

Long used in medicines Dandelion is great for your dog’s...

More info

Sweet Potato

High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include lots of beta carotene that’s essential for your pet’s skin, bones, vision and reproduction
High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include lots of beta carotene that’s essential for your pet’s skin, bones, vision and reproduction

Chickpeas

The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible protein next to essential vitamins and minerals
The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible protein next to essential vitamins and minerals

Alfalfa

Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins and minerals
Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins and minerals

Sunflower oil

Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your cat’s coat looking its best all while staying low in saturated fat
Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your pet’s coat looking its best all while staying low in saturated fat

Linseed

Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre for your pet’s heart and tum
Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre for your dog’s heart and tum

Spinach

Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for pets’ blood and bones
Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for pets’ blood and bones

Blueberries

Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins C and K
Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins C and K

Chia seeds

There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell you here but we’ll make a start. Essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and 6), lots of fibre and all sorts of non-allergenic minerals.
There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell you here but we’ll make a start. Essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and 6), lots of fibre and all sorts of non-allergenic minerals.

Seaweed

Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and iron, and is rich in iodine which ensures a healthy thyroid
Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and iron, and is rich in iodine which ensures a healthy thyroid

Cranberry

Full of Vitamin C and antioxidants, Cranberries can also promote good urinary health

Yucca

Helps remove toxins and make your pet’s digestion easier and less odorous

Fenugreek

Full of vitamins and minerals, our seeds help keep a healthy coat, reduce inflammation and even aid in lowering cholesterol

Rosemary

Rosemary has powerful antioxidant properties.

Sweet Potato

High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include lots of beta carotene that’s essential for your pet’s skin, bones, vision and reproduction
High in fibre, low in fat, Sweet Potatoes also include lots of beta carotene that’s essential for your pet’s skin, bones, vision and reproduction

Chickpeas

The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible protein next to essential vitamins and minerals
The super-legume! - Chickpeas pack a ton of easily digestible protein next to essential vitamins and minerals

Alfalfa

Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins and minerals
Used for millennia across the globe, Alfalfa contains numerous vitamins and minerals

Sunflower oil

Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your cat’s coat looking its best all while staying low in saturated fat
Rich in Omega-6, Sunflower Oil helps keep your pet’s coat looking its best all while staying low in saturated fat

Linseed

Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre for your pet’s heart and tum
Linseed is a great source of Omega-3 and dietary fibre for your dog’s heart and tum

Spinach

Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for pets’ blood and bones
Rich in Iron and Vitamin K, Spinach is great for pets’ blood and bones

Blueberries

Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins C and K
Our juicy Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and vitamins C and K

Chia seeds

There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell you here but we’ll make a start. Essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and 6), lots of fibre and all sorts of non-allergenic minerals.
There’s almost too much packed into our Chia to tell you here but we’ll make a start. Essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and 6), lots of fibre and all sorts of non-allergenic minerals.

Seaweed

Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and iron, and is rich in iodine which ensures a healthy thyroid
Yes, that superfood seaweed. It’s got minerals like calcium and iron, and is rich in iodine which ensures a healthy thyroid

Kale

High in fibre, Kale is also full of beta carotene, omega-3 and many crucial vitamins and minerals that your dog needs

Broccoli

Our Broccoli packs in Vitamin K, C and Potassium to keep your dog's bones and heart healthy

Pears

These juicy pears are bursting with Vitamin C, A and nutritious fibre

Nettles

They don’t sting! Our nettles are actually full of easily absorbable vitamins and minerals

Dandelion

Long used in medicines Dandelion is great for your dog’s liver and digestion

Meet two of Aardvark’s experts

Learn more about some of the expertise behind Aardvark by clicking on their image.

Emma Passman

Head of Nutrition

Anthony Chadwick

Aardvark Advisor

Emma Passman

Head of Nutrition

Emma has more than twenty years' experience formulating and developing pet food for some of the biggest pet food companies in the world. She's now put her experience towards developing the world's most sustainable kibbles for dogs and cats at Aardvark.

Anthony Chadwick

Aardvark Advisor

Anthony is not only a veterinary surgeon but is also the CEO of The Webinar Vet, Europe's largest online veterinary training provider. He brings a wealth of experience to Aardvark and it goes without saying he is a huge animal lover.

Journal

There’s been so much great research into the benefits of insect-based protein for pets. Don’t just take our word for it - find out for yourself.

Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae Protein Derivatives: Potential to Promote Animal Health

MDPI, May 2020

A recent study analysing the use of Black Soldier Fly larvae protein in pet food shows it to offer natural anti-oxidant properties, meaning BSF protein derivatives could be classified as health-promoting ingredients in pet food.

Can diets containing insects promote animal health?

Gasco, Finke, van Huis, March 2018

A study which proves the health promoting benefits of insect based diet for dogs and cats.

Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats

Okin, August 2017

This study is one of the first to try and track the environmental impacts of our pets. This research found that pets are responsible for as much as 35% of the environmental damage associated with the meat industry. If we had to pick a study which inspired Aardvark it would be this one!