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Vegan recipes for cats and dogs

 Vegan recipes for cats and dogs

According to the Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics, there are about 95 million pet cats and 83 million pet dogs in the United States, and with the growing number of people choosing to be vegan or vegetarian, it is no wonder that pet owners are opting for a more plant based diet, for their cats and dogs. So, if you are thinking about starting to feed your pet a plant based diet, these Vegan recipes for cats and dogs will help you.


First of all, there is a reason why the worldwide number of vegetarians or vegans are increasing, and though animal cruelty seems to be a very strong reason amongst vegans. There are health benefits of consuming a more plant based diet, which in fact can provide all the nutrients one needs.

More recently there has been reports that, strict vegan adepts, are feeding Vegan recipes for cats and dogs, and there is a very good reason for that. You may ask, what is the reason?

In the same way experts are warning less meat and more fruits and veggies equals to longevity and less risk of death caused by chronic diseases. A Vegetarian Dog Health Survey has shown that dogs fed a vegetarian or vegan diet lived longer, are less aggressive and less susceptible to contract infections and cancer.

In addition to that, a recent review entitled 'Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals', discussed the Benefits of feeding vegetarian or Vegan recipes for cats and dogs, which include: decreased ectoparasites (fleas, ticks, lice and mites) and food intolerance reactions; improved coat condition; obesity reduction; regression in signs of arthritis; diabetes; cataracts; urogenital disease; and improved vitality.

With that in mind, below are vegan recipes for cats and dogs

vegan recipes for dogs

Chickpea Stew

3 cups cooked chickpeas (see Cooking Guide for Beans)
3 Tbsp organic oil
3 Tbsp organic peanut butter
2 cups water or veggie stock (salt-free or low sodium)
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 beet, sliced

Mash the chickpeas in a large bowl.
Add the oil, peanut butter, and one cup of the water or stock.
In a blender, combine the remaining water, carrot, celery, and beet.
Blend at medium speed for 30 seconds.
Add to the chickpeas and serve warm.

Rice-Millet Vegetable Dish

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked millet
3 cups leftover vegetables
3 Tbsp organic oil
1/2 cup water or veggie stock (salt-free or low sodium)

In a large pot, combine rice, millet, oil and water.
Put vegetables in a blender and blend at medium speed until creamy

vegetable Medley for Puppies

1/2 cup water or veggie stock (salt-free or low sodium)
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/ medium-sized zucchini
2 tsp wheat germ
2 Tbsp peanut butter

Place stock, diced carrots and zucchini in a blender, and blend at medium speed for one minute.
Add the celery, wheatgerm, and peanut butter, and blend for one more minute.
Transfer to a large pot and warm.

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Vegan recipes for cats

Fruit Deluxe

2 cups Cantaloupe, cut into small pieces
3 cups watermelon, cut into small pieces
1 cup whole blueberries
Splash soy milk
Nutritional yeast, for garnish

This treat can be served at room temperature or frozen. To make the room temperature version, place the watermelon and cantaloupe in a bowl. Add the blueberries and a splash of soymilk, then sprinkle with nutritional yeast.
To make the frozen version, place one piece of fruit and 2 blueberries in each square of an ice cube tray. Pour soy milk into the tray until filled, then sprinkle with nutritional yeast and freeze.

Catnip meatloaf

3 oz. ground “meat” (try Yves Meatless Ground Round Original)
2 Tbsp. oatmeal
1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer (combine with 2 Tbsp. water)
2 tsp. catnip
1/4 tsp. corn oil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Make a flattened loaf about 1/2-inch thick, then place on a greased baking sheet.
Broil at 325°F for 6 to 8 minutes, turning often to ensure uniform cooking.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Cut into bite-sized pieces.

Catnip treat

1 cup wheat flour (without yeast)
1/4 cup chickpea flour (without yeast)
1 Tbsp. catnip
1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer (combine with 2 Tbsp. water)
1/3 cup soy or almond milk
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
1 Tbsp. molasses syrup
1 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil

Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Roll the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. (The consistency should resemble that of a cracker.)
Cut it into bite-size pieces and return to the oven for another 8 minutes, or until crunchy.

It is important to note that peta.org advises that there needs to be an adjustment period and to get informed of the nutritional requirements your animal needs to be healthy. To help with the adjustment to a vegetarian or vegan diet, start by mixing the vegetarian food in with what you usually serve. Gradually change the proportion until there is no meat left. If your efforts are met with resistance, tempt your animal friends by adding soy milk, nutritional yeast (available at natural-food stores), olive oil, catnip (for cats), powdered kelp, baby food that doesn’t contain onions or other seasonings, or by serving it warm.

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