Insect Protein for Dogs with Anne Carlson

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With concerns about the environmental toll of factory farming and the conventional pet food industry on the rise, pet parents are increasingly seeking healthier, planet-friendly protein alternatives for their pets. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Anne Carlson, Founder and CEO of Jiminy’s, makers of sustainable and nutritious dog food & treats, made with insect protein for dogs. Angela and Anne discuss the incredible benefits of insect protein for dogs, how grubs and crickets for dogs can be a more nutritious source of protein for pets, as well as the environmental impact and sustainability of animal protein compared to insect protein for dogs. 

Episode Recap: 

  • The need for alternatives to animal protein for pets
  • Insect protein for dogs
  • Sustainability of insect protein for dogs
  • Insect protein for pets is biologically appropriate
  • Comparing animal protein to insect protein for dogs
  • Benefits of chitin for dog gut health
  • Insect protein for dogs with allergies
  • The impact of factory farming
  • Insects could be the answer to world hunger

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About Angela Ardolino

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Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, an animal rescue. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.

Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s CBD for Dogs, and now MycoDog mushrooms for dogs, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela’s pack includes rescues Jolene, Maza and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

About Anne Carlson

insect protein for dogs Anne Carlson Jiminys dog food Anne Carlson is the Founder and CEO of Jiminy’s. She has spent her entire career working with consumer brands across many categories, however her passion is the pet category. She worked for fortune 500 companies as well as start ups, including Secant, a business she sold to IRI in 2006. Anne Carlson is the Board Member at North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture. 

Anne currently has two rescue pups at home, a Great Dane named Derby and a lab / border collie mix named Tuco. You can describe Anne as a retired marathon runner, new pilates junky and a film lover.