Why Crickets?

Did you know that crickets are a nutty-flavored superfood with more essential nutrients per pound than chicken or beef? And they’re hypoallergenic, humanely sourced, and better for the environment — using up less natural resources and emitting fewer greenhouse gases compared to other animal proteins.

 

Crickets For Healthy Dog Nutrition

ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

Crickets, just like beef, are a complete protein. In fact, crickets provide more essential amino acids pound for pound than beef. Amino acids are important for the body to function well, repair muscles, etc.

Cricket Protein – Essential Amino Acids vs AAFCO Requirements

HIGH QUALITY, DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN

When we started, there was still a question about whether dogs can digest cricket protein. We decided to answer that question! Jiminy’s partnered with Iowa State to take a deep dive into digestibility and cricket protein scored as high in digestibility as chicken or beef.

IT’S PRE-BIOTIC!

We worked with Animal Biome to study the impact of cricket protein’s fiber component on the dog’s gut. And great news – cricket protein supports a healthy, balanced level of gut bacteria diversity (gut micro-biome) in dogs.

HYPOALLERGENIC

Beef, chicken, lamb, soy and even fish are the most common ingredients that trigger dog allergies. Vets are already using Jiminy’s in elimination diets because cricket protein is not an allergen.

CRICKET PROTEIN IS A SUPERFOOD!

We use cricket protein powder in our products (roasted and ground with nothing added)

Amino Acids

Protein

Omegas

Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

Iron

Vitamin B2 & B12

Taurine & Tryptophan

Fiber

We Love Dogs & Our Planet

WE’RE SAVING WATER

If you compare one 5 oz bag of Jiminy’s with the same size bag of traditional treats, we save 220 gallons of water!

WITH JUST ONE BAG!

Now think about what we’ll be able to accomplish with our dog food! This is where you can see enormous impact!

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