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Imagine the most amazing best-in-class dog treat made of cricket powder. Your dog can save the world, one bite at a time!
Imagine the most amazing best-in-class dog treat made of cricket powder. Your dog can save the world, one bite at a time!
Imagine the most amazing best-in-class dog treat made of cricket powder. Your dog can save the world, one bite at a time!
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 Let's talk about BugBites

At BugBites, we aim to improve the future of our lovely planet by daring to change radically the way we feed our four-legged friends.


BugBites was created from the desire of three young entrepreneurs from Montreal with a love for animals and a strong desire to change our outdated food system. At BugBites, we keep your best interests - the furry friends you love, and our future - close to heart.

We only use simple and natural ingredients produced by people that care, and proudly prepare our treats in a family-owned kitchen located in Quebec.

What People are saying

•  35% population Growth by 2050

• Crop production will need to double as people eat more meat

• Storing and spreading manure can involve the emission of large quantities of ammonia which has an acidifying effect on ecosystems

• Live Stock Production accounts for already 70 percent of agricultural use

1) It's Nutritious. 

2) Less Polluting!

3) More Efficient!

 

4) It's better for your dog & for the environment! 

Compared to dog treats made of chicken (or beef!).

• 1 kg of chicken requires 2,300 liters of water to produce, compared to only 8 liters for crickets, so each bag of BugBites saves an amount of water equivalent to 70 water bowls for your dog!


Our Clients simply love our products...

 Our Mission

We aim to improve the future of our lovely planet by daring to change radically the way we feed our four-legged friends.

We help reduce the amount of water and space required to feed our pets by replacing the traditional protein source found in their food, usually chicken or beef, with a more sustainable and healthy protein source...insects!

Our Vision 

"To lead the transition towards eco-friendly and sustainable pet food."

In addition to being constantly on the lookout for novel ingredients that promote sustainability, we want to explore current issues in farming, transformation, transportation, and food recuperation, as key innovation opportunities to help develop a 100% sustainable value chain. We like to think of ourselves as the next Google of Food.

 

 Our Goal

 

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 Our Team

From left to right
From left to right

Mathieu Poirier

VP Sales and Cofounder #DogLover #PeoplePerson #Style

We like to think that we are the next Google of Food. We look forwards to changing the world one bite at a time! The goal is to reduce the time, space, feed and gas emission needed for pet food production.” 

Philippe Poirier

CEO & Cofounder #Food #Disruption #Empowerment

Being entrepreneurs enables us to tackle issues that are important to us that we feel are not being addressed by existing companies, in our case, the lack of diversity in our food system, and the challenge with global food supply.”

Paul Shenouda

VP Innovation and Cofounder #Ideas #Creativity #BreakingBarriers

“One of the best ways to innovate is to confront conventions. The opportunities are accessible to everyone – the real challenge is to not be stopped by what is done, but to focus on what needs to be done, regardless of norms."

That's all Folks.

Follow BugBites on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our website. And lastly, thank you; we can't wait for you to let your dog eat what we're creating.  

Phil, Paul and Mat. (And Mike of course, our Cricket Guru)
 

Risks and challenges

With any food product, it is always important to ensure quality. Here’s what we’ve done to mitigate problems and what ongoing measures we’ll be taking:

Laboratory testing: our treats have been tested to ensure top quality (microbiological, nutritional content, etc.), freshness and shelf-life.

Quality assurance: our Canada-based supplier is one of the only human-grade certified provider of cricket flour in North America. Our local white label manufacturer is equipped with the certified technology to verify product conformity on a regular basis and is an experienced leader in oven-baked pet food.

Field tests: we tested our treats with hundreds of dogs with staggering results and no observed negative side effects (in fact, crickets are hypoallergenic!).

High demand: our cricket flour supplier is more than able to provide us with enough material, presently producing considerable volumes of our main ingredient.

Shipping: we have verified and tested shipping procedures in Canada to ensure efficient package delivery.

Even with every precaution, it is still possible to face some of the following scenarios:

Supply: we have contacted different suppliers and have established relations in case suppliers need to be changed for any reasons. This could cause some delays, but we’re confident they won’t dramatically affect shipping dates.

Delivery date: We have planned to receive our custom industrial mold for production in the upcoming weeks. Some delays might arise in this process which we do not completely control. In case of major delays, we have back-up generic molds at our disposal.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    THE SPCA HELPER

    We give a bag of our treats to the SPCA under your name, to help a rescue dog!

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    EARLY BIRDS - THE ORIGINAL
    2 BAGS OF OUR TASTY DOG TREATS!
    Help us get started!

    One bag of our original recipe, Banana Peanut, and one bag of our new exclusive recipe, Apple Cranberry.

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    THE ORIGINAL - 2 BAGS OF OUR TASTY DOG TREATS !

    One bag of our original recipe, Banana Peanut, and one bag of our new exclusive recipe, Apple Cranberry.

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    THE FAMILY PACK - 4 BAGS OF OUR TASTY DOG TREATS !

    Two bags of our original recipe, Banana Peanut, and Two bags of our new exclusive recipe, Apple Cranberry!

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $58

    THE FAN - 4 BAGS OF OUR TASTY DOG TREATS + 1 EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT

    Two bags of our original recipe, Banana Peanut, and two bags of our new exclusive recipe, Apple Cranberry! + a BugBites snapback or a « My Dog Saves the World One Bite at a Time » T-shirt.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    THE ECO-FRIENDLY SUBSCRIPTION (3 MONTHS)

    Two bags of our tasty dog treats per month for 3 months (6 Bags) ! One bag of our original recipe, Banana Peanut, and one bag of our new exclusive recipe, Apple Cranberry! + a BugBites snapback or a « My Dog Saves the World One Bite at a Time » T-shirt.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $154

    EARLY BIRDS - THE WORLD-SAVER SUBSCRIPTION (1 YEAR) - 25% OFF - Help us get started!

    Two bags of your dog’s favorite flavor every month for a whole year (24 Bags)! + a BugBites snapback or a « My Dog Saves the World One Bite at a Time » T-shirt.

    Includes shipping within US and Canada.
    Offer Limited to 10 first backers.

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    THE WORLD-SAVER SUBSCRIPTION (1 YEAR)

    Two bags of your dog’s favorite flavor every month for a whole year (24 Bags)! + a BugBites snapback or a « My Dog Saves the World One Bite at a Time » T-shirt.

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    Pledge CA$ 400 or more About $308

    THE RETAILER STARTER KIT
    - 2 boxes of 10 x 40g Banana Peanut
    - 2 boxes of 10 x 80g Banana Peanut
    - 2 boxes of 10 x 40g Apple Cranberry
    - 2 boxes of 10 x 80g Apple Cranberry
    - BugBites Flyers
    - BugBites LookBook

    This offer works for US and Canada only (Outside Quebec).

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $770

    THE DESIGNER
    Be one of the first to get your hands on our next recipe by helping us design it!
    You'll learn intimately how everything was created and built by step-by-step building your own recipe with us.

    Get your name as an official collaborator on our website!

    + [THE 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION] 2 bags of your dog’s favorite flavor every month for a whole year! (24 Bags)

    + a BugBites snapback or a « My Dog Saves the World One Bite at a Time » T-shirt

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    THE SAVIOUR
    This one is for you Messrs. Musk (one for each brother!) :P

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