Now available: Powerful protein for pets

There’s a new ingredient that’s creating a lot of buzz in the pet food industry: protein made from Black Soldier Fly grubs. Not only do adult dogs find it delicious, the natural and sustainable ingredient will help shrink these consumers’ environmental pawprints.

Pet food ingredients that make a difference


  • Hypoallergenic, natural ingredients: With no prior use in dog or cat food, protein meal made from Black Soldier Fly larvae is an excellent choice for hypoallergenic foods. The Black Soldier Fly larvae are also naturally produced in North America using local pre-consumer food waste streams for feedstock.
  • Highly digestible and palatable ingredients: Internal and external trials have shown high digestibility and palatability of the protein and other key nutrients for pet food with Black Soldier Fly larvae ingredients. A 25-30% inclusion rate is recommended for blending with other ingredients in your formulated pet food.
  • Sustainable and innovative alternative: Insect ingredients are becoming popular to address the market demand for sustainable ingredients. Our vertical farming technique and the government-approved, pre-consumer waste feedstock reduces carbon footprint and water and land use per unit of protein produced.

Learn more about EnterraProtein™


EnterraOil™ is a healthy fat ingredient made from Black Soldier Fly larvae that you can blend with other ingredients in your formulated pet foods just like the Black Soldier Fly protein meal, with many of the same functional benefits. EnterraOil™ is full of a significant number of unsaturated fats and lauric acid which provides antimicrobial benefits.

EnterraOil™ can also be used as a coating on your pet food for enhanced palatability.

Learn more about EnterraOil™

Black Soldier Fly products can help you stand out with pet parents:

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The protein powder is highly digestible. The dried grubs are rich in prebiotics, essential amino acids and digestible lipids. The oil is a good source of medium-chain triglycerides and lauric acid.

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Compared to animals, Black Soldier Flies require very few resources to grow. It makes them one of the most sustainable sources of protein in the world today.

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Insects are a natural component of the diets of many wild animals. Black Soldier Fly protein powder and oil is made from whole, dried grubs – nothing is added or removed. And as a novel ingredient, it’s also hypoallergenic.

How EnterraProtein™ and EnterraOil™ benefit pets



EnterraProtein™ has shown a digestibility rate of 85.4% in adult dogs.
EnterraOil™ has a rate of 93.7%.



EnterraProtein™ provides 100% of the essential amino acids that dogs need. Download the Enterra – Amino Acid Comparison Chart.



When given the choice of a BSF-based dog food vs. plant protein-based dog food in a trial, dogs consumed, on average, more than double the number of grams of the food with Enterra products included.

Regulatory Status

Enterra products are regularly tested for heavy metals, mycotoxins, PCBs, dioxins, E. coli, Salmonella and total microbial load to ensure they meet the highest quality and safety standards.

There are three regulatory agencies involved in the inspection and approval process: the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Ingredients Definition Committee of The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Our Products are approved in the following locations for feeding pets:

  • Canada – EnterraGrubs™, EnterraProtein™, EnterraOil™
  • US – EnterraGrubs™ (Dogs), EnterraProtein™ (Dogs)
  • European Union – EnterraProtein™, EnterraOil™

Disclaimer: Please contact us for up-to-date regulatory approvals in your region.



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