Homemade Vegan Dog Food

vegan dog food ingredients

This Homemade Vegan Dog Food recipe is great for a vegan or vegetarian diet or a dog with common protein allergies. This recipe combines tofu, rice and black eyed peas for a unique and filling meal.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups tofu
1 cup rice, cooked
1 cup black eyed peas, cooked
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins

Yield:

This recipe will yield approximately 1 1/4 lbs of food. Equating to 765 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 30 lb dog to maintain weight.

How to Make Vegan Dog Food:

Preparation:

Step 1

Drain tofu from water and chop to bite sizes.

cook rice for homemade vegan dog food

Step 2

Place rice in a saucepan with double the amount of water. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat all the way down and cover the pan tightly with a lid. Cook on the lowest heat possible for 10-15 mins without uncovering the pan. Use a fork to fluff up the cooked rice.

cook black eyed peas for vegan dog food

Step 3

Soaking is not essential for black-eyed peas, but cooking time can be shortened if they get a quick soak in hot water (as opposed to a longer one in cold water, like other beans). Place dried peas in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove pot from heat and allow to stand for 60-90 minutes. Drain water and replace with fresh, cold water for cooking – or if you skipped the hot-soaking step, just rinse and add cold water. Place on stove and bring to a boil in a pot with a lid. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and leave to cook for up to an hour, or until tender.

combine black eyed peas, sunflower oil, tofu, and vitamins for vegan dog food

Step 4

Sunflower oil is added as a source of linoleic acid. If you would like a substitute oil you can add Wheat germ, Walnut or Corn oil in the ratio of 1.2 per 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil.

Step 5

When the tofu, rice and black eyed peas are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements. Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.

vegan dog food

Storage 

The recipe can be prepared in large batches and frozen. It will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or one week in the fridge.

Freezing vitamins preserves their potency. I would recommend portioning the food into meal size servings before freezing it.

To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight

Feeding Guidelines:

We suggest dividing the daily amount into two servings, one in the morning and one in the evening. Every dog’s nutritional requirements are a little bit different due to age & amount of exercise. If your dog is losing weight, increase food by 1/4 cup a day, if they are gaining weight reduce accordingly.

Weight of Dog
5 lbs to maintain weight 1 cup (7.4 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups (12.5 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (17 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 2/3 cups (21 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/2 cups (28.5 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/2 cups (35.4 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (42 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 6 cups (48 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 6 3/4 cups (54 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 7 1/2 cups (60 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 8 cups (65 oz) per day

Shopping Check List:

Tofu
Rice
Black Eyed Peas
Sunflower Oil
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers

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