Our main ingredient: Crickets

A protein superfood. So why do we use them?

  • Food allergen friendly

  • Amazing source of protein

  • Sustainable AF

Counterintuitively, many of the most popular ingredients in conventional dog foods are the most common food allergies to dogs (beef, soy, chicken). In contrast, insects are an unlikely food allergen for dogs (though it’s not impossible, thought to be around 2%) and our products contain no gluten, soy, or dairy; there’s no wonder why many think insects are the perfect solution for the dog with hay fever.

Per gram, crickets provide more protein than any of the more common proteins, including lamb, beef, fish, and chicken. Crickets contain all 10 essential amino acids including taurine, commonly missing in plant-based proteins, making them a complete protein for dogs. They're also full of nutrients, including vitamin B, calcium, potassium, and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Cickets consume exponentially less water than beef (1:2000), chicken (1:600), and even soy proteins (1:3). They require less feed and land for growth and can even be grown vertically!

Studies have also shown that cricket farming substantially reduces the emission of greenhouse gasses when compared relatively to cattle or pigs. Finally, crickets can feed off compost, making them a perfectly circular protein.

All the other good stuff

Literally every single ingredient we use total (throughout all our products).

  • Apple

    Source USA
    Why we use it Apples are good for pups, just like people! They provide your pup with a great source of fiber and vitamins A & C.

  • Bacilus Subtilis

    Source USA
    Why we use it We're always looking for ways to ensure your pup's got the best poop on the block. That's why we use Bacilus Subtilis in our digestive health treat.

  • Blueberries

    Source USA
    Why we use it Blueberries are a group source of vitamins, minerals, and antixodants for your pup. We incorpoate them into our Hip & Joint treat to add a little extra support.

  • Brewer's Yeast

    Source USA

    Why we us it Brewer's yeast is up there on the list of wonder ingredients. Loaded with vitamin B it has antixodants and has been shown to increase skin & coat health as well as liver health.

  • Cane Molases

    Source USA

    Why we use it Cane Molasses has brings in potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and maganese to our treats- all great for your pup!

  • Carrot

    Source USA

    Why we use it Carrots are high in vitamin A and fiber. Both are super helpful for pups young and old.

  • Chia Seeds

    Source USA

    Why we use it Chia Seeds are great for pups in many ways. Their tummies, skin & coat, brain function, and more. Packed with more Omegas than Salmon we added these to our skin & coat treats to give your pup the shiniest coat on the block.

  • Chondroitin Sulfate

    Source USA

    Why we use it Chondroitin Sulfate is one of our more technical ingredients and it's in our Hip & Joint treat because it helps with your pup's joints!

  • Coconut Oil

    Source USA

    Why we use it Coconut Oil has many benefits for pups. It contains luric acid which is great for pups and their immune systems. It also supports a shinier coat, healthy gut, and more.

  • Cranberries

    Source USA

    Why we use it Cranberries have lots of great benefits. Quercetin supports reducing inflammation, hypertension, and food allergies. Cranberries are also high in potassium and manganese, which help promote growth and strong bones which is why we adde them to our Hip & Joint treat!

  • Crickets

    Source USA

    Why we use it Crickets, our favorite ingredient! Our Wonder Protein! Loaded with Protein, Omegas, Calcium, and Fiber, it's the super food you'll find in all of our treats!

  • Flaxseed

    Source USA

    Why we use it Flaxseed, we probably sound like a broken record but omegas, omegas, omegas. We're just out here making sure your pups coat is healthy and shiny!

  • Glucosamine

    Source USA

    Why we use it Glucosamine is another one of thos technical ingredients. Recommended by vets to help pups with their hip and joint health.

  • Glycerin

    Source USA

    Why we use it Glycerin helps keep our treats drier and more shelf stable. You'll find it in our Digestive Health treat.

  • Mixed Tocopherols

    Source USA

    Why we use it Mixed Tocopherols is fancy for a collection of Vitaman E that helps keep our treats fresh.

  • Natural Flavor

    Source USA

  • Natural Peanut Butter

    Source USA

  • Natural Smoke

    Source USA

  • Oat Flour

    Source USA

    Why we use it Oat Flour is used instead of a wheat proudct as we strive to make treats that don't use any of the common allergens for pups like wheat/gluten.

  • Pea Protein

    Source USA

    Why we use it Pea protein, in moderation, delivers all sorts of good nutrients for your pup. In avoiding beef and chicken, you'll find ingredients like Pea Protein to ensure your pups get all the nutrients they need.

  • Peanut Butter

    Source USA

    Why we use it Peanut butter, pups love it! Good thing it also has healthy fats, vitamin B, E, and is a good source of protein!

  • Pumpkin

    Source USA

    Why we use it Pumpkin is a great source of fiber which is why we use it in our Digestive Health treat!

  • Rosemary Extract

    Source USA

    Why we use it Rosemary Extract helps preserve our treats to make sure they last longer and don't spoil. No one wants a treat to go to waste if it doesn't have to!

  • Sweet Potato

    Source USA

    Why we use it Sweet potato is a great source of fiber and delicious! You'll find it in our Digestive Health treat!

  • Tapioca Flour

    Source USA

    Why we use it Tapioca is a good source of fiber for dogs and can be helpful for dogs experience allergies or inflamation. We also use it, like oat flour, instead of using wheat - a common allergen of pups.

A note from our founders on ingredients.

We spent and continue to spend a lot of time considering each ingredient that goes into our products. Something we're aware of: you may have a different opinion on why certain ingredients should be included or not included in recipes for pups. In an effort to be as transparent as possible we list them all here and continually work on making our recipes the best possible for your pups. We're always here to answer questions and take feedback if you have it. Please feel free to email with questions, comments, or concerns about any ingredient we use. You can reach us here thefounders@archpetfood.com

Gabe & Adam
Co-founders

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