Firstly, we are proud to announce that we only use sustainably wild caught fish in our dog food. What is the difference between farmed and wild fish? Is there a difference? With so many choices and so much information, it can be hard to know what option is the most sustainable and healthy, and why.
It’s your lucky day, we have been working with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and carried out our own research so we can summarise. We have broken down 3 important differences between sustainably caught wild fish with the MSC stamp and farmed fish.
Wild fish spend their life gliding through the vast oceans in their schools. They get lots of exercise which makes them leaner than farmed fish, which have a higher fat content. Wild fish is better for your dog as it is less fatty.
Wild fish have a wild diet, in the case of cod and haddock, this includes other fish, algae and other naturally nutritious additions. Farmed fish live on a diet of ground fish, lacking the nutrients of the algae and other ingredients. They say you are what you eat, and cod and haddock follow the same rules, wild fish enjoy a more nutritious diet so are more nutritious when being enjoyed by your dog.
The ground fish that makes up farmed fish tends to be caught unsustainably in large volume, removing the fish at the start of the food chain, this puts a strain on entire marine ecosystems as all the animals go hungry.
Wild caught fish can have still have a detrimental impact on the marine ecosystem through overfishing or by-catch. To truly ensure the fish you and your dog are enjoying in sustainably caught, please always buy MSC with the blue tick. Just like the one on our bag.