Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe: The Best 9 Benefits

Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe is a very easy recipe for making your own homemade vegan dog food. It is an excellent alternative to store-bought pet food and it is much cheaper to make, you’ll have enough homemade vegan dog food for the entire week.

If you have a pet dog and you are vegetarian, you probably face the problem of finding an easy-to-prepare homemade vegan dog food that is cheap and effective.

There are several reasons why vegetarians may prefer not to feed their dogs commercially prepared meat-based dog food.

Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe
Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe

The biggest reason is that many commercial pet food producers use meat byproducts of questionable quality in the production of their products.

Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe

The most common meats used in commercial dog food are chicken and beef. The possibility that these meats might contain bacteria that may cause a fatal disease cannot be discounted and has led to the development of several ‘quality assured’ vegetarian dog food recipes.

Another reason for choosing meat-free dog foods is food allergies. Dogs are susceptible to the same food allergies as humans.

This makes it difficult to find the right dog food that will not cause an allergic reaction in your pet. Most commercial dog foods contain animal protein, which can trigger an allergic reaction in some dogs.

How can prepare a Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe

Preparation Time:

                      15 min

Cooking Time:

                      25 min     

·         Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of rice
  • 3/4 cup of butternut Squash
  • 1/4 cup of portabella mushrooms
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of  spinach
  • 1/2 cup of parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic


1. Measuring cup

2. Measuring spoons

3. 1 large mixing bowl

4. Cutting board & sharp knife

5. Small frying pan or pot

6. Spatula or wooden spoon

7. 1 dog food bowl & 1 dog food canister

8. 1 blender

9. 1 dog food storage container

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: 2 cups of water in a pot or frying pan, add onion and garlic and bring to a boil.

Step 2: Add the mushrooms and spinach, bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 minutes; remove from heat.

Step 3: Add the apples and butternut squash, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Add flour, flaxseed, paprika, and parsley; stir to combine. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes more.

Step 5: Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 6: Add the blueberries, onions, and garlic; blend until smooth.

Step 7: Once the mixture has cooled sufficiently to the touch, stir in apple cider vinegar and olive oil.

Step 8: Serve the dog food immediately; give 1/4 cup of water for every 1/4 cup of food.

Nutrition value of Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe

  • Calories: 681 kcal
  • Total Fat: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 86 mg
  • Potassium: 1067 mg
  • Protein: 30.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73 g
  • Vitamin A: 4%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Vitamin E: 6%
  • Calcium: 21%
  • Iron: 0.6%

Benefits of eating Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe

1. Heart: It can cure heart problems and other cardiovascular disorders as it contains vitamin E and lots of antioxidants.

Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe
Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe

2. Bones: It is a rich source of calcium which is very essential for the proper growth of bones.

3. Eyes: The vitamin A present in it helps in maintaining good eyesight as well as reducing blindness in old age.

4. Digestive: It is a rich source of amino acids that aids in the proper functioning of the digestive system.

5. Immunity: It is a good source of zinc which helps in stimulating a healthy immune system.

6. Skin: Thanks to vitamin E present in it, it can help in preventing skin problems like eczema and dermatitis.

7. Heart Health: It is an excellent source of plant sterol compounds which lower the level of LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase the HDL (good cholesterol).

8. Brain Health: It contains omega-3 fatty acids which help in improving your dog’s brain health and make them smarter.

9. Bone Health: As it is a rich source of calcium, it can help in preventing bone problems like arthritis and osteoporosis in old age.

Disadvantages of eating Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe

1. Too many soybean and soybean products may lead to food allergies.

2. It may contain GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)

3. Soybean is an excellent source of protein, but it is highly processed, just like meat, and can cause cancer in humans. It may also trigger cancer in dogs as well.

4. The bread crumbs used in the recipe contain fat which can cause obesity in dogs.

5. It is very expensive in comparison to its sources and it is more expensive than meat.

6. Dog food must be fresh and eaten within a few days otherwise it can lead to food poisoning.

Note: If you feed your dog properly, he would not have health problems like obesity or diabetes. However, if you don’t feed him well, he may develop some health problems due to a lack of proper nutrition.

How Can Make More Delicious?

1. You can add half a cup of sesame and soybean oil to this recipe.

2. Add a little bit of garlic powder to increase the flavor.

3. You can add another 1/2 cup of soybean or wheat flour to get a dough-like product.

How can Store Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe

1. Store it in a refrigerator if you want to store it for some time as this recipe is usually made for the next day.

2. It’s best to freeze it after baking so that you can use it when you need it.

3. You can freeze the cooked ones in resealable bags and then thaw them the next day before giving them to your dog so that he does not know that change has happened.

4. Never heat this product because temperature changes will ruin its nutritional quality.


Homemade vegetarian dog food recipe is an excellent option for people who are looking for healthy and nutritious dog food but cannot afford to buy it.

It is very fulfilling to feed your dog scrumptious homemade food that you have made especially for him.

It not only allows you to spend some quality time with your pet but also makes him feel safe in the knowledge that his master cares so much about him.

Thank you for reading this article. If you have any questions or feedback feel free to contact us.

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