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Insect Protein, Brown Rice & Oats Formula - Limited Ingredient Diet for All Dog Breeds


HOPE Pet Food Insect Protein, Brown Rice and Oats Formula is a nutrient-dense formula for adult dogs, utilizing a special blend of ingredients which are especially fitting for dogs sensitive or allergic to overused proteins like chicken and beef. This tasty recipe utilizes black soldier fly larvae; a sustainable, hypoallergenic and highly digestible protein source for dogs. This limited ingredient formula is free from common allergens, fillers and legumes.


Not ready to exclusively feed an insect protein diet? You can still reduce your dog's environmental impact:

  • Feed HOPE for breakfast and another diet of your choice for dinner
  • Mix 25-75% of HOPE's kibble with another diet of your choice
  • Try rotational feeding and include HOPE
  • Limited Ingredient Diet - Hypoallergenic & made without any common allergens. Chicken, beef & legume free.
  • Hypoallergenic - Insect protein is a great option for dogs with allergies or sensitivities.
  • Black soldier fly larvae are highly digestible and a complete protein source. They provide all ten essential amino acids dogs need to support healthy muscles. It is also a rich source of calcium and fatty acids.
  • Prebiotic fibre from buckwheat and pumpkin support a healthy gut.
  • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids from flaxseed and sunflower oil support a healthy skin and shiny coat.
  • Sustainable source of DHA from marine microalgae helps support healthy brain, eye and immune function.
  • Planet friendly & cruelty free - Insect farming is cruelty free and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 70% compared to chicken. Our packaging is also recyclable.
  • Proudly made in Canada to ensure your dog receives a nutrient-packed meal.


    dried black soldier fly larvae, dried yeast, oat groats, brown rice, sweet potatoes, buckwheat, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), black soldier fly larvae oil, calcium carbonate, flaxseed, natural yeast flavour, dried pumpkin, marine microalgae (source of DHA), potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, DL-methionine, L-lysine, vitamin E supplement, taurine, dicalcium phosphate, niacin supplement, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, rosemary extract

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude Protein (min) - 25%
    Crude Fat (min) - 12%
    Crude Fibre (max) - 4.5%
    Moisture (max) - 10%
    Calcium (min) - 1%
    Phosphorus (min) - 0.8%
    Taurine* (min) - 0.08%
    DHA* (min) - 0.05%
    Omega-6 fatty acids* (min) - 2%
    Omega-3 fatty acids* (min) - 0.5%

    Calorie content: ME (calculated) = 3467 kcal/kg or 437 kcal/cup

    HOPE Pet Food Insect Protein, Brown Rice and Oats Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance

    *not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

    We suggest feeding twice daily. Provide clean, fresh water at all times.

    The amount of food your dog needs will vary depending on their activity level, breed, age and climate. Use our feeding chart as a guideline, and adjust as needed to achieve your dog's ideal weight.

    Our guidelines refer to 1 cup as the standard 250 ml measuring cup. 

    Dog Weight (lb) Cups per day (active) Cups per day (less active)
    2 - 10 1/4 - 1 1/4 - 2/3
    10 - 20 1 - 1 1/3 2/3 - 1 1/4
    20 - 30 1 1/3 - 2 1 1/4- 1 2/3
    30 - 40 2 - 2 1/4 1 2/3 - 2
    40 - 60 2 1/4 - 3 2 - 2 1/2
    60 - 80 3 - 3 3/4 2 1/2 - 3 1/4
    80 - 100 3 3/4 - 4 1/4 3 1/4 - 3 3/4

     To be more accurate, use a food scale to weight your dog's food.

    Dog Weight (lb) Grams per day (active) Grams per day (less active)
    2 - 10 28 - 96 24 - 83
    10 - 20 96 - 161 83 - 139
    20 - 30 161 - 218 139 - 188
    30 - 40 218 - 270 188 - 233
    40 - 60 270 - 366 233 - 316
    60 - 80 366 - 454 316 - 392
    80 - 100 454 - 537 392 - 464

    Learn more about why we chose these ingredients and where we source them

    Dried black soldier fly larvae

    An excellent source of highly digestible protein containing all the essential amino acids. This superb protein also provides essential omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, as well as calcium, and is a source of prebiotic fiber.

    Origin: Netherlands

    Dried yeast

    A tasty and high quality protein providing all essential amino acids.

    Origin: USA

    Oat groats

    Low glycemic carbohydrate providing a good source of energy, fibre and manganese. 

    Origin: Canada

    Brown rice

    A nutrient dense whole grain with a low glycemic index. This gluten-free staple is packed with energy and fibre, and can help regulate blood sugar. It is also a source of manganese, B vitamins, potassium and calcium.

    Origin: USA

    Sweet potatoes

    A sweet root veggie packed with beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A) which supports healthy vision. Sweet potatoes are also rich in antioxidants and fibre, which help support gut health.

    Origin: USA


    Contrary to its name, buckwheat is actually not a grain, it is a pseudocereal, which is more like a seed. Buckwheat is gluten-free and rich in protein and a source of prebiotic fibre.

    Origin: Canada

    Sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)

    A good source of essential omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E.

    Origin: USA

    Black soldier fly larvae oil

    A source of essential omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, as well as lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid. Omega-6 fatty acids play a role in brain function and normal growth and development. Lauric acid, which is also found in coconut oil, contains antiviral and antibacterial properties.

    Origin: Canada

    Calcium carbonate

    Supplies calcium which is required to maintain healthy bones.

    Origin: USA


    Rich in essential omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation in the body.

    Origin: Canada

    Natural yeast flavour

    Adds a natural yummy flavour from yeast that dogs love.

    Origin: USA, Argentina

    Dried pumpkin

    High in fibre and beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A).

    Origin: USA

    Marine microalgae (source of DHA)

    A natural and sustainable source of long chain omega-3s (DHA) which are essential for brain development. Marine microalgae is proven to improve cognitive health in older dogs. Supports healthy brain, eye function and your dog’s immune system. Low impact on food supply - no fish required! 

    Origin: USA

    Potassium chloride

    Helps maintain fluid balance inside cells. It also helps muscles contract and supports normal blood pressure. 

    Origin: USA


    Provides sodium and chloride which help regulate water content in the body.

    Origin: USA

    Choline chloride

    Choline facilitates the movement of fat into cells. It is also involved in cell membrane synthesis and is needed to produce acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system functions. 

    Origin: China


    Methionine is an essential amino acid for dogs.

    Origin: Japan


    Lysine is an essential amino acid for dogs.

    Origin: USA


    Vitamin E supplement: a fat-soluble vitamin acting as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radical damage.

    Origins: Germany, Switzerland, China

    Niacin supplement: helps keep the nervous and digestive systems and skin healthy.

    Origins: Switzerland, India

    L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate: source of vitamin C

    Origin: France

    d-calcium pantothenate:  source of pantothenic acid or vitamin B5. Vitamin B5 helps the body use carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and also helps maintain healthy skin and coat.

    Origins: Germany, Switzerland, Scotland

    Vitamin A supplement: a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for vision, immune support and healthy skin.

    Origins: Germany, Switzerland

    Riboflavin supplement: vitamin B2 or riboflavin is important for converting food into fuel for the body and contributes to healthy skin and coat, as well as helping nervous system function.

    Origins: Germany, China, South Korea

    Thiamine mononitrate:  source of thiamin or vitamin B1. Thiamin facilitates energy release from foods and plays a central role in carbohydrate metabolism.

    Origins: China, Germany

    Pyridoxine hydrochloride:  source of pyridoxine or vitamin B6 maintains nervous system, red blood cells as well as skin and coat health.

    Origin: China

    Vitamin D3 supplement: a fat-soluble vitamin essential for development and maintenance of bones due to its role in maintaining calcium and phosphorus homeostasis.

    Origin: Germany, Switzerland

    Folic acid: helps form DNA and RNA and is involved in protein metabolism. Folic acid also helps produce red blood cells and is very important for periods of rapid cell growth (pregnancy and fetal development).

    Origins: China, France

    Biotin: Assists enzymes in breaking down fat, carbs and protein in foods.

    Origin: France

    Vitamin B12 supplement: vitamin B12 or cobalamin is essential for red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and production of DNA.

    Origin: France


    Zinc proteinate: Zinc is an essential mineral the body uses to assist with immune support. It is also important to the wound healing process and protein metabolism. Proteinates are more bioavailable than their inorganic counterparts.

    Iron proteinate: Iron is an essential mineral needed for growth and development. Iron is used to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen throughout the body.

    Copper proteinate: Copper is an essential mineral used for red blood cell synthesis and keeping a healthy immune system. It also assists with collagen formation and is important for bone and connective tissue.

    Manganese proteinate: Manganese is an essential mineral necessary for brain and nervous system function. It also helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors and hormones.

    Sodium selenite: source of selenium which helps make DNA and protect against cell damage and infections.

    Origin: USA

    Calcium iodate: source of iodine which is required for the formation of thyroid hormones.

    Origins: Canada, USA

    Rosemary extract

    A natural antioxidant to keep kibbles fresh.

    Origin: USA