We dare to explore— crickets, seaweed, upcycled ingredients, and more.
BETTER FOR OUR PLANET
We get our kicks from making a tangible difference in the health of our planet.
Safe choices for dogs with allergies and sensitive stomachs.
Wholesome, human-grade, and free from by-products or anything artificial.
It all starts with the innovative ingredients that we work with
Insects and seaweed are high-quality protein sources packed with nutrients that use considerably lower amounts of resources than conventional meats.
We also partner with food manufacturers to revalue nutritious ingredients that would otherwise be wasted, like leftover fruit and veggie pulp from juice manufacturers, or spent seeds from microbreweries.Read how it all started
New Insect Protein Dog food
With its alternative protein sources and none of the most common allergens, our new hypoallergenic insect protein dog food is a safe choice for dogs with allergies or sensitive stomachs—as well as all other healthy ones!
Alternative Dog Treats
Both our cricket training treats and our vegan seaweed biscuits are optimized for our dog's optimal health while saving huge amounts of resources and helping the planet!
3 in 1 DENTAL STICKS
These vegan 3-in-1 dental sticks not only help remove plaque but also contribute to eliminate bad breath at the source with active ingredients such as brown algae and zeolites.
What our customers think
Hello! I just wanted to thank you for your food. I have a French bulldog who is allergic to EVERYTHING. I've tried every food, I even cooked for him for a long time but without any success... For a little less than a month now, I've switched his food to yours, and the difference is huge!! Thanks to your food, Diego no longer needs a vaccine every month for his allergies. He does not scratch anymore and his red spots are all gone. You made a huge difference in your life! :D Thank you!!!
We are a vegan family that has struggled with so many food allergies for our three dogs. I can’t even express how grateful I am that we now have a healthy choice for them. They love the treats and the dog food so much!! So on behalf of vegans, dogs with allergies, innocent animals and the planet, thank you Wilder Harrier for making this dog food!
He liked them a lot. In fact, he loved them. I recommend them to all pups and those who are concerned about the quality of their diet!
Love the products. The limited ingredient list is what brought me to try them (one dog with allergies and another with IBD). My three dogs LOVE them! I signed up for auto delivery and it's quick and effective! Took only a few days to get to my door.
Our dachshund recently got diagnosed with diabetes and non- tear producing eyes After every injection she looks forward to her cricket treats (cricket pumpkin carrot) she even knows when I get out the syringe she heads to the cupboard and waits for the injection because she knows she’s rewarded with her cricket treats. What a great product. Bravo!!!!!
She used to never finish her bowl, but now she runs when we get the box of kibble out! And ALWAYS finishes everything!
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Our Impact to date
Of Water Saved
Insects require about 2,000 times less fresh water than beef, while seaweed doesn't need any!
Of Fruits And Veggies Saved
Through our partnership with LOOP to save fruits and veggies that would be thrown away!
Of Co2 Saved
Insects emit 99% less greenhouse gases than beef while seaweed has a net negative footprint!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I ensure a good transition?
We always recommend incorporating a new food gradually into your pup's diet. We suggest a transition of at least 4 days to make sure that your dog gets used to it easily!
DAY 1: In each meal, mix 25% of Wilder Harrier food with 75% of your current food!
DAY 2: Increase the mix to 50% of WH food and 50% of your current food.
DAY 3: Now that your pup's tummy is starting to adjust well, you can mix 75% of WH food with 25% of the old food.
DAY 4: The transition is completed, you can now use WH food by itself!
To ensure an even smoother transition for dogs with particularly sensitive stomachs, we recommend repeating each step a second time right away to double the total length of the transition to 8 days. Reach out for more information or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can dogs eat insects, and are they safe for them?
Yes, absolutely! Dogs will naturally seek to consume insects when given the opportunity. Dogs have been eating insects for thousands of years and can easily digest them, and love their taste! Studies have shown that insect protein is actually as good or even better in terms of digestibility compared to beef or chicken. Note: only feed quality controlled insect protein sourced from insect farms to your pet and not any insect found outside. Not all insects are edible for animals (nor humans).
What are black soldier flies and where do you source them from?
Black Soldier Flies (BSF) are the specific species of insects hermetia illucens. Contrary to what some people think, we do not chase after common black flies to create our food! We actually use quality controlled dehydrated BSF powder and oil, that come in a uniform and ready-to-use form. We source our BSF from insect rearing facilities located in Canada.
Are insects animals?
Yes, insects are part of the animal kingdom. Therefore, our BSF recipe is considered animal based.
Why is the use of insects more humane and ethical than other animals?
Most experts claim that insects do not feel pain the same way mammals or other animals do. Although they do feel nociception, the sensory nervous system's response to stimuli that is considered harmful, this does not create the sensation of pain. The current definition of pain requires an emotional response, which insects do not seem to have. Also, insects naturally thrive when they are reared in a condensed area, it is their natural inclination. Therefore, there is no contradiction in farming insects and their natural way of being.
Why is insect protein considered eco-friendly?
For many reasons! First off, insects are extremely more efficient compared to conventional proteins at converting food and water into edible protein. In terms of water use, insects require 2000 times less water than beef for example, to produce the same output of protein. They are also much more efficient at converting feed into protein (about 2 to 4 times better than conventional livestock). In simpler words, they produce much more edible protein with the same amount of input than other animals. Moreover, BSF actually consume perfectly clean pre-consumer food waste. Grubs are nature’s most efficient composters. Our BSF actually get all the water they need from the up-cycled food they are fed! By transforming these perfectly good foods into protein, they also reduce the green house emissions that would have been emitted by the methane created by the fermentation of these foods.
Where did you get your statistics about insects as food?
From the United Nations report that inspired us to create Wilder Harrier: Edible insects, future prospects for food and feed security.
Can my dog be allergic to insect protein?
Actually, most dogs digest insects as easily or more easily that other protein. In many cases, insect protein is a great option for dogs that are allergic to chicken or other protein, since they represent a whole different proteinsource. We have not noted any allergic reactions until now, but some studies show some correlation between allergies to crustaceous and insects, since they belong to a similar biological family.
Where is your dog food made and how do your ensure quality?
We manufacture our dog food in Montreal, Canada, with a local partner specialized in the production of different pet food products. We use a small batch and low temperature extrusion method that enables to achieve higher freshness and nutrient content than typical more industrial methods. Our production partner follow the guidelines of the CFIA (Canadian Federal Inspection Agency), and are routinely inspected for quality assurance by independent third parties.
How can I be sure that your recipes meet my pet’s nutritional requirements?
Our dog food was formulated in collaboration with a pet food agronomist expert in animal nutrition that has over 30 years experience in the pet food industry. Our recipe is calibrated to meet the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) requirements for adult dog food.
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