(Almost) Vegan

Dog Food Recipe

Key Ingredient


Perfect Dog Food Mix


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

*canned ingredient

we recommend Nuts.com pea protein

⏱️ 30 minutes
🦴 8 ingredients

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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.

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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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Guaranteed Analysis

Based on dry matter statistics as prepared according to our recipe. May vary due to natural differences in your local ingredients.

as-fed dry matter
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%
moisture (max.) 57% -

Full Nutritional Data


Fatty Acids

Linoleic Acid (omega-6) 1.30%
Linolenic Acid (omega-3) 0.48%
EPA (omega-3) 0.08%
DHA (omega-3) 0.05%
Arachidonic Acid 0.002%


Vitamin A 82,814.32 IU/kg
Thiamin 11.34 mg/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
Folate 1.45 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.05 mg/kg
Vitamin D 742.89 IU/kg
Vitamin E 66.79 IU/kg
Choline 1,220.45 mg/kg


Calcium 1.49%
Copper 26.99 mg/kg
Iron 246.14 mg/kg
Magnesium 0.09%
Manganese 32.65 mg/kg
Phosphorus 1.07%
Potassium 0.54%
Selenium 0.001 mg/kg
Sodium 0.42%
Zinc 152.28 mg/kg
Iodine 3.65 mg/kg

Amino Acids

Arginine 2.63%
Cystine 0.73%
Histidine 0.80%
Isoleucine 1.46%
Leucine 2.53%
Lysine 2.16%
Methionine 0.40%
Phenylalanine 1.69%
Threonine 1.21%
Tyrosine 2.81%
Tryptophan 0.32%
Valine 1.61%

Feeding Guidelines

For feeding amounts based on your dog's weight, see the chart on this page.

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