This is my dog Romeo, he is a 10 year old Golden Retriever and I love him very much. So when I became vegan I started thinking about dog food, too. I think we all agree that cheap factory-produced dog food in cans cannot be healthy for anybody. So what are the alternatives? One possibility is buying organic dog food but that might be too expensive for you. I always have a big sack of dry vegan organic food for Romeo at home (I choose Yarrah) but I guess dogs like a bit of diversion, too.
So every two or three days I prepare a cooked meal for my Romeo. It consists of the following ingredients:
- red lentils
but you can also add corn, oats, buckwheat, or spelt.
Fill a plate with about the same amounts of the ingredients, then pour the dry ingredients into a pot and add the double amount of water to it. Cut the vegetables in pieces and put them into the pot as well. Bring the mixture to the boil and then let it simmer for about 10 minutes. After 10 min. turn off the heat and put the lid onto the pot or casserole you are using.
Let it cool down completely as the dog´s tongue is very delicate and should´t be burned.
(In case this should ever happen, give the dog some Arnica globuli for instant help)
I often prepare the food for Romeo the evening before he gets it to avoid the danger of giving it to him too hot
Now you can fill the food into the dog bowl and I guess your dog will be sitting next to you by now, watching and snuffling the delicious smell. Top it with some olive oil which is very good for every dog as it makes its fur shine and protects its heart.
Time to tug in! Bon appetit!
Here is a choice of not so expensive (German) organic brands I use. You can get a lot of vegan organic choices now at your local discounter.
A vegan diet lets a dog lose weight easily so if your dog is overweight it is a good choice for you. In case you have a very skinny dog proceed with care, maybe just give one vegan meal per week.
Romeo has been living mostly vegan for about three years now and he is very fit and healthy.