Why should you get some vegetarian dog food recipes? A Vegan diet is the latest trend on healthy eating nowadays because of health and ethical issues. Sometimes followers come to a point when they think of extending this principle to their dog’s meal. Switching your dog’s diet to a meat-free one may seem quite challenging since they are programmed to eating lots of meat.

And also, there is that doubt of whether he would still be able to get all the nutrients he needs considering that he is a very active creature and his body requires much protein. But fret no more. Dogs can still survive on a meatless diet as long as they receive a well-balanced meal. You might be wondering how that can be possible without meat, there are actually some other ways on how you can provide your dog the calcium and protein his body requires so I really recommend learning some vegetarian dog food recipes.

There are other sources of calcium and protein such as milk or yogurt or you can also provide him with supplements advised by veterinarians. However, you may still need to provide him with meat once in a while to avoid any serious protein related deficiencies.

A vegan diet is advised by some veterinarians for dogs with specific health conditions such as those with allergies or with kidney or heart diseases. Meat contains a high amount of cholesterol and so a meatless diet will help you avoid cholesterol related disease on your dog. Meat also has a lot of toxins that cause most of your dog’s illnesses thus providing more fruits and vegetables will keep your dog away from these diseases.

Normally, a good dog food recipe is consisted of 1 part vegetable, 1 part meat and 1 part wheat or starch. If you are switching to a vegan diet, you may need to do some adjustments. Gradually introduce more vegetables to your dog’s meal until he can easily pace up with his new diet.

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes: Veggie Treats

Here are some vegetarian dog food recipes that your pet will surely be fond of:

Meat and Potatoes

You may start out by providing your dog less meat and more veggies.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup cooked chicken
  • 3 cups boiled potato
  • 1 tbsp chicken fat oil
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • ½ cup ground egg shell

How to prepare:

Lightly heat chicken in chicken fat oil and then mix the rest of the ingredients. Check out for  hot packets that may burn your dog’s tongue.

RiceVeggie combo

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup dried frozen and then chopped broccoli or cauliflower
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • ½ ground egg shell
  • 1 cup chicken broth

How to prepare:

Mix brown rice and all the veggies in a bowl containing the chicken broth. Add the salt and egg shell powder. Then serve the hearty meal to your dog.

Veggie Dog Treat

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ milk powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 egg

How to prepare:

Preheat your oven to 300F. Mix all ingredients and form into your desired cookie shapes. After that, place them on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 30 minutes at 300F.

I hope that you have learned a few vegetarian dog food recipes and that both you and your dog will benefit from them!