Dog Food Recipe
Select the top, middle or bottom row based on how much you'll cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.
|sweet potatoes*||chickpeas*||brown rice, pre-cooked||summer squash|
|5 oz||3 ¾ oz||⅓ cup||4 oz|
|20 oz||15 oz||1 ¼ lb||1 lb|
|40 oz||30 oz||2 ½ lb||2 lbs|
|coconut oil||nutritional yeast||pea protein✝||yumwoof mix|
|2 tsp||⅓ tsp||90g||⅓ cup|
|2 ½ Tbsp||½ Tbsp||350g||1 ½ cup|
|5 Tbsp||1 Tbsp||700g||entire bag|
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About This Recipe
This homemade (almost) vegan dog food recipe has healthier ingredients than any vegan dry kibble dog food brands you'll find out there. In fact, we believe the low quality ingredients in vegan kibble pose a serious health threat to dogs, so we decided to formulate something healthier with this recipe.
This recipe contains 0.2% beef liver to provide necessary vitamins and minerals. The rest is entirely plant based.
Unlike Wild Earth and Halo, you won't find any dried yeast, peas, potato protein or canola oil here. (For the record, those are a few of the top ingredients in Wild Earth that aren't great for dogs.)
Using our Perfect Dog Food Mix as a supplement, we've formulated the best vegan and vegetarian dog food recipe out there made with sweet potato, coconut oil, chickpeas, nutritional yeast and other healthy ingredients.
Is vegan dog food good for dogs? To be honest, you need to be especially mindful on the vegan dog food recipe you choose. Plant proteins are not as digestible by dogs and canines are more sensitive to some of the anti-nutrients in vegan foods—especially peas, which have been implicated in heart health issues in dogs.
Following this recipe, you can be sure your dog receives the proper nutrition on a vegan diet.
Make This Recipe
How To Make It
Heat oven to 250°F.
Drain and rinse the chick peas thoroughly with cold water. Set aside.
In a large roasting pan, thoroughly combine the sweet potatoes, chick peas, cooked brown rice, summer squash, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, pea protein and Yumwoof Mix. This should form the consistency of a moist dough. If more moisture is needed, add 2 Tbsp of water at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
Bake for 1 hour. Let cool for 30 minutes.
Using a spatula, cut the finished vegan dog food into squares and store in sealed container. Stays fresh refrigerated for 3 days, and in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Based on dry matter statistics as prepared according to our recipe. May vary due to natural differences in your local ingredients.
|crude protein (min.)||14%||32%|
|crude fat (min.)||4%||9%|
|net carbs (max.)||18%||43%|
|crude fiber (max.)||2%||5%|
|minerals as ash (max.)||2%||4%|
Full Nutritional DataSHOW
|Linoleic Acid (omega-6)||1.30%|
|Linolenic Acid (omega-3)||0.48%|
|Vitamin A||82,814.32 IU/kg|
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2)||11.30 mg/kg|
|Niacin (vitamin B3)||64.80 mg/kg|
|Pantothenic Acid||20.39 mg/kg|
|Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)||10.00 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.05 mg/kg|
|Vitamin D||742.89 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||66.79 IU/kg|
For feeding amounts based on your dog's weight, see the chart on this page.