So much has been published and written about maintaining a vegan diet that it’s no wonder so many pet owners believe the same benefits should apply to our dogs. Is raising your dog on a vegan diet the best move?
Believe it or not, your dog can live a normal, healthy and long life with a meat-free diet and still be as healthy as dogs that eat meat. In fact, there are many homemade vegan dog treats that can keep your pet healthy and happy if you plan to raise your dog vegan.
Pet owners can begin by introducing healthy vegan food into their pets’ diet with vegan dog treats.
Expert veterinarians have shared that our dogs can get a tremendous amount of protein from a plant-based diet. It is important that the meal nutrients align with standard expectations for dogs. Results show that over time, dogs are thriving on this diet and display shinier coats and less illness and allergies.
Here is a quick and easy vegan dog treat recipe that you can make at home to introduce a vegan treat to your dog.
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cups of uncooked oats
2 ripe bananas
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. Use a food processor to blend the oats to a fine powder to use as flour for kneading. Mash the bananas and pumpkins into a paste and then stir in the rest of the oats. Knead until all the flour from your food processor is incorporated.
Roll out the dough until it’s 1/4 inches thick and use a cutter to cut into the shapes and sizes you like.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Be sure they’re cooled down completely before you feed them to your beloved pet companion.
(Makes about 2 dozen treats)
Tip: Add a little mint or parsley to freshen your pet’s breath.
Recipes like these are quick and easy and cost far less than traditional store-bought dog food treats.
You’ll have the benefit of feeding your pet organic ingredients that they can enjoy without the threat of harsh byproducts that can impact their digestive health.
Your dog will enjoy these yummy treats and they’re nutritiously delicious for your pet too!
Studies have shown this is a good first step to raising a vegan dog and to maintain his health for the long term.