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Sustainable. Nutritious. Delicious.
ONE treats are unique in that are made using Black Soldier Fly Larvae. This is a great source of protein for dogs and is approved by AAFCO.
ONE is made from insect protein, which is both sustainable and nutritious. This means that owners can feed their dogs an environmentally friendly treat that is actually good for them. No artificial flavours or preservatives are added, which means that ONE is simply wholesome goodness.
Insect protein is just like what is found in any other dog food or treat but instead of using traditional meat, ONE uses insects as their protein source. Insects are especially sustainable due to their efficient use of food, low carbon emissions, low water consumption and compact footprint.
The insects that are used to create ONE are fed on wholesome food from the human food chain. The feed comprises leftovers, off-cuts and reject food that is destined for landfill but is otherwise in good condition; 7,000,000 tonnes of such food is wasted every year in Australia alone. By diverting this waste from landfill, the insect protein in ONE is carbon negative - that’s right . . . ONE treats actually sequester greenhouse gas from the atmosphere, making ONE a hyper-sustainable product. The process also uses less resources than other proteins, which means it is great for the environment!
About insect protein
ONE’s Insect Protein has a similar protein content to chicken and fish, two of the most popular and beloved ingredients in dog food. Studies1 have shown that more than two thirds of Insect Protein is composed of essential amino acids, which is higher than chicken and fish. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body and must be consumed via a healthy diet to maintain good health.
Insect Protein also has a higher digestibility rating than these traditional protein sources. Digestibility measures how easily nutrients can be broken down and the degree of absorption in the digestion system. This means that ONE’s nutrient-dense protein is less likely to cause discomfort or indigestion for dogs.
Most excitingly, Insect Proteins and Protein Hydrolysates contain a large number of short-chain peptides, which are known to possess antioxidant properties. Insect Protein has been shown to exhibit significantly stronger antioxidant activity compared to chicken and fish, which showed pro-oxidant behaviour in some models2. Antioxidants can effectively protect animals’ cells from oxidative damage as a consequence of oxygen metabolism and immune response.
1 Bosch (2014). Protein quality of insects as potential ingredients for dog and cat foods. Journal of Nutritional Science, 3, 1-4. doi:10.1017/jns.2014.23.
2 Mouithys-Mickalad (2020). Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae Protein Derivatives: Potential to Promote Animal Health. Animals, 10(6), 941.
Protein is in the spotlight because of its critical role in growth, daily functions, muscle mass and more. Not all proteins are created equal, and our four-legged friends have different digestive system, which means that they require different amounts and sources of protein.
Meat, milk and eggs are well-balanced protein sources that are highly digestible and bio-absorbable, whereas some plant-based proteins are less balanced and not as readily bio-available for dogs. So how can owners make sure that their pooch is getting all the nutrients they need?
Based on dog nutrition guidelines, ONE’s insect protein is an excellent source of balanced protein for both growing puppies and adult dogs1 more so than chicken.
Compared with some plant-based proteins that are commonly used in adult dog diets, ONE’s insect protein has a more balanced range of amino acids. Most plant-based proteins have levels of some amino acids that fail to meet nutrient requirements of dogs,.
So, if in doubt... owners should see what the crunch is all about! Adding ONE’s treats to a dog’s diet, either alone or with other foods, can help to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need.
1 Oba (2019), “Chemical composition, true nutrient digestibility and true metabolizable energy of chicken-based ingredients differing by processing method using the precision-fed cecectomized rooster assay”.
2 Reilly (2020), “Use of precision-fed cecectomized rooster assay and digestible indispensable amino acid scores to characterize plant- and yeast-concentrated proteins for inclusion in canine and feline diets”.
4 Reilly (2020), “Macronutrient composition, true metabolizable energy and amino acid digestibility and indispensable amino acid scoring of pulse ingredients for use in canine and feline diets”.
Gentle of sensitive stomachs
We all know that insect protein is a mouth-watering nutrient source for our four-legged friends. What pet owners may not know is that insect protein is also one of the best ingredients for dogs with sensitive stomachs!
Recently, an animal nutrition research group from Germany conducted a five-week feeding trial comparing insect protein to a traditionally hypoallergenic protein source in dog diets. It was found that dogs that were fed the insect protein diet showed no clinical signs of dietary intolerance and that the food was highly palatable. The insect protein diet had no negative impact on their digestive or immune systems.
Moreover, thanks to the higher content of soluble dietary fibre, dogs on the insect protein diet produced less stools. Therefore, insect protein can be an excellent alternative protein source for all dogs, especially those with digestive challenges.
So many antioxidants
ONE contains many antioxidants and supporting nutrients, helping to keep furry friends healthy.
Antioxidants help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals, which are created by our bodies when we run and play.
Ageing affects both humans and dogs. With ONE, owners can help to support their pet’s longevity and keep them happy for years to come.
Packed full of nutrients
Imagine a perfect food...one that contains all the essential nutrients proportioned to create an optimal nutritional balance. If only such a food existed! Fortunately, scientists have found the next best thing after scoring and ranking over a thousand foods based on their nutritional composition, price, palatability, etc. The higher the score, the more likely the food would meet or exceed daily nutrient requirements when eaten alone or together with other foods.
The winner? Almonds!
ONE is proud to say that their highly nutritional insect protein is better balanced than almonds for dogs. ONE’s sustainable protein has a greater proportion of proteins and minerals with fewer carbohydrates and fats. Moreover, it provides all essential amino acids and almost all minerals needed by adult dogs. This makes ONE an ideal treat to compliment a balanced doggy diet without detracting from its healthy composition. On top of that, buying ONE places a very low environmental burden on our earth.
Magnesium is absolutely essential for dogs’ good health and is widespread in foods like whole grains, leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and, of course, ONE! Daily consumption of magnesium should be increased for working dogs, if a dog actively exercises or is getting ready for winter.
ONE is naturally rich in calcium and has a high calcium to phosphorus ratio. This means that ONE is a perfect snack for dogs on homemade meat diets and also vegetarian dogs. ONE can increase calcium daily intake for these dogs and balance their dietary calcium to phosphorus ratio, ensuring optimal absorption of both nutrients.