If you’re a vegan and have experienced its multiple benefits already, you’d want all your loved ones around to have this experience too. It could mean family, relatives, friends, and even pets! After all, they’re no less than family, right? If you’re wondering whether your dog can be a vegan too, here’s the guide for it. With these simple, make-at-home, vegan dog food recipes! Now your dog too can enjoy vegan food at home together while enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
Homemade Vegan Dog Food Recipe
If you’re starting vegan food for your dog, nothing better than preparing it at home yourself. It’s pure, healthy, hygienic; not to forget, it has your love and care for your pet. This is why we strongly recommend homemade vegan dog food. You can also add Vegan Milk as an alternative to the dairy-milk for your pet.
Besides, there are several advantages of feeding vegan dog food recipe to your pet. Since dogs are omnivores, meaning they can comfortably survive on both meat and veggies, you can actually plan a healthy and nutritious diet for them with complete vitamins and nutrients including vitamin B12 in your vegan food, which you can get without having any supplements.
Here are a few simple vegan recipes for your dog that you can easily prepare at home:
Organic Veggies Dog Food
Full of organic and healthy vegetables, your dog’s simply going to love this vegan organic dog food for lunch/dinner. You’d notice a significant change in your dog’s health over time – they might get less stinky and shed less hair too!
- Water – 9 cups
- Rice – 2 cups (short grain brown or basmati)
- Organic oats – 2 cups
- Organic celery – 2 cups, chopped
- Organic carrots – 2 cups, chopped
- Organic broccoli/kale/spinach – 1 cup, chopped
- Sweet potatoes – 2 nos., medium-sized, peeled and chopped
- Organic flax – ½ cup, ground
- Organic sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butter, almond butter, or tahini (sesame seed butter) – ½ cup
- Nutritional yeast – 1 cup
- Molasses – 2 tbsp.
- Pure organic hemp protein powder – ¼ cup
- Organic coconut oil/hemp/flax oil – 1/3 cup
How to Prepare
Step 1: Take a large pot and boil water.
Step 2: Put all the chopped veggies, rice, and oatmeal into the boiled water.
Step 3: Lower the flame to medium-low, cover the pot with a lid and allow to cook for 20 minutes. Brown rice may take longer, up to 45 minutes.
Step 4: In case your dog isn’t able to digest well the peas, lentils, and beans, you can cook them all in separate pot and blend them for easy digestion.
Step 5: Once the rice and veggies in the other pot are cooked, add the blended mixture along with nutritional yeast, molasses, ground flax, hemp protein powder, coconut oil, and sunflower seed butter. Stir the thick mixture well.
You may feed it to your dog twice a day. If extra remains, you can even store it in glass containers and put it in the freezer.
Vegan Lentils Dog food
Lentils are edible seeds from legume family. It contains 25% proteins which makes it an excellent alternative to meat for your dog. Along with proteins, it also contains iron and minerals to greater extent which makes it perfect for your dog’s meals.
- Red lentils – 1.5 cup
- Brown lentils – 1 cup
- Millet/brown rice/quinoa/steel-cut oats (or a mix of all) – 1.5 cup
- Water – 8 cups
- Wakame seaweed, cut into small pieces
- Sweet potato – 1 no., or large carrots – 2 nos., grated or finelychopped
- Turmeric – 1tsp.
- Black pepper – a pinch
- Kale – 4 cups,finely chopped
- Frozen peas (optional) – 1 cup
- Cooked chickpeas or cooked beans (optional) – 1 cup
- Apple sauce – 1 cup
- Flax seeds – ½ cup, ground
- Nutritional yeast – ½cup
- Coconut oil – 2 tbsp.
How to Prepare
Step 1: Soak red lentils, brown lentils, millet/brown rice/quinoa/steel-cut oats in water in a large saucepan for about 10 hours. Drain out the water.
Step 2: Pour filtered water (8 cups) into the pan, along with wakame seaweed, sweet potato/carrot, turmeric, and black pepper.
Step 3: Bring the mix to a boil, simmer the heat and cook for about 30-40 minutes or until soft. Keep the lid partially covered all through.
Step 4: Remove the pan from heat and add kale, frozen peas, chickpeas, or beans (if using), apple sauce, flax seeds, nutritional yeast, and coconut oil. Stir well.
Step 5: Once fully cooked, let the dog food cool to room temperature. You can then store it in quart containers (serves 4 quarts) – 3 can be frozen and 1 in the fridge until next serve.
Vegan Tofu Dog Food
This Tofu recipe is an excellent dish for the dogs who have multiple protein allergies. This recipe with black-eyed peas, will create happy tummy for the dog along with soothing your dog’s skin from any itchiness and inflammation.
- Tofu – 1.5 cups
- Rice – 1 cup, cooked
- Dried black-eyed peas – 1 cup, cooked
- Sunflower oil – 1 tsp. (You can also use castor oil instead)
- Azestfor Vitamins – 4 tsp.
How to Prepare
Step 1: Take a pot and fill it with water. Put dried peas in it and bring it to a boil.
Step 2: Remove the pot from heat but allow the peas to stay soaked for about 60–90 minutes.
Step 3: Drain the water, rinse the peas, and add fresh, cold water into the pot for boiling.
Step 4: Put the pot back on the heat, cover with a lid, and bring the water to a boil.
Step 5: Reduce the heat and simmer; keep the pot partially covered. Cook for up to an hour, or until soft. Set aside the pot to cool to room temperature.
Note: To help your dog digest the dried beans well, soak them overnight.
Step 6: Now cook the rice in a saucepan with double the amount of water. Bring to a boil.
Step 7: Bring the heat to low and cover the pan tightly with a lid. Cook for about 10-15 minutes. You may use a fork to fluff up the cooked rice.
Step 8: Once cooked, set aside the pan to cool to room temperature.
Step 9: Now tofu doesn’t necessarily need to be cooked; it can be eaten raw. Hence, while the rice is being cooked, you can drain the tofu from its pack and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Step 10: Add sunflower oil. Once the tofu, rice, and peas have all cooled down, you can add the vitamin mix for a balanced vegan dog food recipe.
Prepare these best vegan dog food recipes at home and see your dog getting healthier by the day!