Sustainable dog food aims to reduce your carbon footprint

A new sustainable dog food aims to provide a healthy diet for your dog whilst reducing your carbon footprint.

Launched in January 2019, Yora is a trailblazing new pet food that is said to provide your dog with a healthy and delicious diet at the same time as reducing their environmental impact.

Pets are estimated to consume around 20% of the world’s meat and fish, a statistic which is set to grow further with the trend for feeding human grade meat to dogs and cats.

Sustainable pet food, Yora is 100% natural and free from artificial preservatives and made with highly nutritious insects which are better for pets and the planet.

The food features little grubs combined with British grown oats, potatoes and natural botanicals and looks and tastes just like regular food.

For years, environmental experts have proposed insects as the food source that can end world hunger without harming the plant. Insects are said to be nutritious – packed with essential proteins, fats, minerals and amino acids – and are even easier to digest than chicken – perfect for pets with sensitive stomachs.

A spokesperson for Yora, said: “Insects use a fraction of the resources from farm and Yora’s grubs are efficient and consumer recycled vegetable matter that would otherwise go uneaten.

“When compared to beef farming, Yora’s grubs need just 2% of the land and 4% of the water to produce each kilogram of protein, which means they generate 96% less greenhouse emissions. The insects grown naturally at a rapid pace, reaching full size in just 14 days, so there’s no need for growth hormones or antibiotics.”

Yora is supported by a team of veterinary experts, including TV Vet Dr. Rory Cowlam who said: “Yora provides a healthy, high protein alternative to a conventional kibble. It’s hypoallergenic, and free from antibiotics and growth hormones. Pets love the taste – plus it’s great for the planet.

“As a keen conservationist and dog lover, I am incredibly excited by the enormous potential for this dog food to reduce your pets’ collective carbon pawprint.”

The insect protein in Yora offers a higher quality protein than the by-products found in most pet foods. Yora features tasty and nutritious ingredients like kale, seaweed and chicory, which all have added benefits for your dog, including vitamin C, improved digestion and anti-inflammatory properties.

Tom Neish, founder of Yora, said: “Animals and humans have been eating insects since the dawn of the time and we believe Yora is the future of pet food. We have trialled 29 recipes to find the perfect combination of great tasting ingredients and are very prod of the end result.

Yora enables dog owners to take the lead in giving their dog a nutritious, tasty food whilst having a positive impact on the environment.”

Yora is available to buy online or from independent pet and costs £13.99 per 1.5Kg bag, £47.99 per 6kg bag or £89.99 per 12kg bag. To find out more you can visit www.yorapetfoods.com.