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DIY Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe – Top Dog Tips

by Bella Woof

Feeding your dog a vegetarian diet is a controversial practice. It is imperative that you speak with your veterinarian or canine nutritionist before feeding this to your pup. vegetarian dog food recipe.

While some dog nutrition experts say it's a healthy option, others say there's no way to feed a dog a healthy vegetarian diet. Research has been done on vegan and vegetarian diets for dogs, and it is clear that these diets should only be used when absolutely necessary.

The concern with this diet is that it does not provide 100% of the nutrition a dog needs. That's why it's vital for your dog's health to consult your veterinarian or a certified canine nutritionist before switching your pet to a vegetarian dog food recipe.

A canine nutrition expert will recommend additional supplements to add to your pup's vegetarian diet that will make up for the lack of nutrients. When done correctly, a vegetarian dog diet can be a very healthy way to feed your canine companion.

Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe

vegetarian dog food recipeIf you've already approved this diet with your veterinarian, this vegetarian dog food recipe could be a great addition to your pet's diet. Please note that it is not 100% nutritionally balanced, so you will need to add any necessary supplements before feeding to your dog.


Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe

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There may be several reasons for choosing to feed your dog a vegetarian or vegan diet. The most common reasons are ethical (if the owners are vegetarians, they want the same for their pets) or health.

No matter the reason, it is important to discuss this dietary change with your veterinarian or a certified canine nutritionist. Any vegetarian dog food recipe is unlikely to provide adequate nutrition for your pet.

A canine nutrition specialist will discuss how to add supplements to this recipe to balance it nutritionally and meet your dog's unique needs.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Time to cook: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Produce: about 12 cups of food 1x
  • Category: Cooked food
  • Method: Pressure cooker
  • Kitchen: Dog food
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • 23 sweet potatoes (chopped)
  • 23 small zucchini or 2 large zucchini (chopped)
  • 68 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 can of peas (drained)

Place 1 inch of water in your pressure cooker. Add all the vegetables and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Once it's safe to do so, remove the lid and add the peanut butter and peas to the recipe. Using a potato masher, mash all ingredients until well combined.

When the food has cooled, you can give it to your puppy.


  • Portion size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 2.4 grams
  • Sodium: 27mg
  • Fat: 0.8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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Serving Size Recommendation

You can serve this food to your dog as soon as it has cooled down. I recommend feeding about 1 cup of food for every 20 to 25 pounds of body weight.

This recommendation is 2 servings a day. So a 25 pound dog would eat about 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night.

This is just a guide.

Some dogs, such as working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and older dogs may not need as many.

It is best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for your dog. They will also help you evaluate the food to ensure it meets your pet's unique nutritional needs.

If necessary, they will help you choose the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.

How to store

You can store leftover vegetarian dog food recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days or freeze it and it will keep for up to 3 months. Please note that this recipe does not include preservatives, so it will not last as long as commercial dog food.

For more information

We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes each month. For more recipes, tips and advice on cooking pet food, check out our “Recipes” section.

If you are new to homemade dog food, I recommend reading more about “How Much to Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements to Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How to Store” for tips. about homemade dog food, simple and easy to store in the refrigerator or freezer.