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Insect-based food ‘better for pets than top steak’

Insect-based food ‘better for pets than top steak’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Pet owners are being urged by vets to feed their dogs and cats on a diet rich in insects.The British Veterinary Association (BVA) says some insect-based foods may be better for pets than prime steak.The vets expect resistance from some pet lovers, but they say surveys suggest many would accept insect-based food.Advocates say insect protein provides a more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional pet food.Simon Doherty, the BVA president, told BBC News: “There’s a really exciting future for the use of insect protein for companion animals.“It’s a fantastic opportunity - looking at insects to provide alternative sources of some of the nutrient ingredients we use in pet food diets.”He said it