Do you worry about the effect your dog’s food will have on the environment? With so many studies talking about how we must lower our carbon footprint and eat less animal protein, it isn’t shocking that many pet owners are trying to figure out what to do. Unlike us, dogs can’t be on a mostly vegetable diet, they need a high protein diet for proper health and energy. Especially having a dog with allergies, I was a bit perplexed when some things were saying us and our pets need to have less animal protein – it isn’t as easy as it sounds! One company started doing something that was sounding interesting – using cricket protein. Setting aside the ‘eww’ factor, bugs are extremely nutritious, especially crickets, one of the reasons several cultures have included them in their diet throughout the world. After reading more about cricket dog treats, we decided to give Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats a try with our Alaskan Malamutes!
Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats: What Are They?
Looking for a fun treat for your pups that is also good for the planet? If so, we think you will love Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats. Made from crickets as the main protein source, each bag is filled with 10 grams of protein and designed to nourish pets and promote long term stewardship of the Earth. To make sure to sustain our environment, studies say we must lower our animal protein usage, making crickets a great source of protein for dogs. As well, these treats will never contain corn, wheat, antibiotics, artificial colors, or preservatives. With their good fat, high protein, and nutty flavor, they also drive dogs completely wild! You can learn more about Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats here!
Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats: Our Thoughts
Before I go any further, I will freely admit, I DID have a bit of the ‘eww’ response about these treats before I opened the bag. Even with bearded dragons, I never liked crickets. Between the smell and mess, they were one of the first insects I was happy to remove from the house when we found better bugs for our dragons. That being said, I knew that they were highly nutritious and something the girls loved (nothing was more exciting for Reya than catching loose crickets). From the moment we opened our first bag of Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats, we had the girls’ complete attention. They were doing every trick they knew hoping to try one since the smell was just so enticing. While the girls usually love treats, I haven’t seen them this excited about dog treats in a very long time. They were so impatient they were trying to steal treats from one another when we were handing them out. While the girls love the treats and kept begging for more, we loved that they DIDN’T smell or look like crickets. They just looked like an ordinary dog treat. For us, this was a big win since the girls loved them, they didn’t have any odd smell, and they are better for the environment than almost any other treats. We (well, Ivi and Rylie) honestly can’t wait to try more varieties of Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats.
Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats: Where To Purchase?
Would you like to purchase some of these treats for your own pup or as a stocking stuffer for a special pup in your life? You can find Jimmy’s Cricket Dog Treats on their website, on Amazon.com, or a retailer near you. Go here to learn more!
Should try it out with my dog , currently using just some generic treats .
Donna L Holder says
i know my dog will love them
Will let my friend know to try this with his shiba
Lisa F. says
Crickets, huh? Interesting. Of course, dogs will eat anything sometimes. 😀
Devon Pickford says
My dog likes to eat bugs.. maybe I should get him some!
Kelly M. says
Gorgeous dogs! The treats are the type of gift I would give to any family member’s/friend’s dog on my holiday list.
Holly Thomas says
This is the first I have heard of crickets as a dog treat, thank god they don’t look like them!
Jennifer Keating says
I used to have a bearded dragon so handling crickets isn’t a problem for me at all, I just never thought of feeding them to my dog before, lol. Your dogs are absolutely gorgeous!!
Bailey M says
The dogs are adorable as they’re looking at treats. I love my dog, but I wish I had another one, too.
Dana Rodriguez says
eww was my first thought too. But my dog will pretty much anything lol.
Sue E says
I had to pin this one too for my furry friends! These are some healthy treats for my furry loved ones!! These flavors sound excellent!
I wouldn’t even mind trying one. I’ve read your reviews on your animals before, you care deeply about them! So I know if your animals scoffs them up like that, then I know mine would!
Lisa Williams says
These dog treats sound so much better nutritionally than the ones I give my dog currently,I like that they are high in protein and won’t harm the environment,I would love to try them out on my dog and maybe make a switch from the treats I use.
Lisa Williams says
I love that these treat are high in protein and don’t harm the environment,I would love to try them on my dog and maybe switch to them instead of the treats I currently use.
Dorothy Boucher says
I love that these treats are made with goodness and that they don’t have any chemicals . I think
Flower would really enjoy these treats herself.
Julie Lundstrom says
I want to try these treats for my dogs. I am always looking for a healthy treat for my dog that they will like eating.
Debra Oehlberg says
I am curious as to if my dog would like them. He likes meat scraps from the table that were stolen out of the trash. We keep him mostly on a vegetarian diet. I bet he would love this as a protein substitute.
I like the idea of a treat that’s more environmentally conscious and if it’s something my pup would like, I’m definitely for it. Thanks for letting us know about these!
Angela Saver says
I’m sure our pup would enjjoy these and I look forward to getting him this as a treat.
In Thailand they sell roasted crickets as snacks. I would like to try this out for my dogs.
June S. says
(Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats Review) I know a cute border collie that would just love a nice dog treat like these. I do like this too about these treats; these treats will never contain corn, wheat, antibiotics, artificial colors, or preservatives. With their good fat, high protein.
Michelle N says
I am glad you said they didn’t have a bad smell and didn’t look like crickets, if they did it would probably be off-putting to me. Thanks for the info.
Susan Bewley says
That was my fear, honestly. They actually don’t have much of a smell at all to us, mostly dogs. 🙂
Sandy Klocinski says
I need to try these for my picky little Chihuahua. Interesting concept. The flavors sound awesome!
How interesting that they make these from crickets! I’m sure our dogs would enjoy them, crickets and all. lol!
Chasta howes says
I never thought about a treat with crickets but it seems neat. I really like that it doesn’t contain artificial dyes, colors, additives and other harmful ingredients. Definitely worth a try.
Melissa Storms says
I would love to try these treats for my pup. I think the name is so cute and clever.
These sound like a good product! I bet my dog would enjoy the flavor.
Chris L says
Considering some of the things I have found our dogs eating over the years, I think they would like them & it seems like a much better source of protein than a lot of those big brands.
michelle warner says
wow you have beautiful dogs. I really like that these treats are small and good for training, I absolutely love that they have 10 grams of protein and are free from artificial colors, antibiotics and preservatives. The dogs food should be thought about as well as our foods.
Michelle Catallo says
I am all about being able to treat my sweet fur babies with the best treats I can find for them. I admit, I normally make them from scratch vice buying treats filled with “stuff”. These sound great and I would trust them for my pups.
Daniel Scott says
I like that these treats are made in the USA from simple ingredients. These healthy treats would be a hit at my house with both Bowie and Artie.