Flexitarian Recipes for Dogs

Introducing….Mimi, my beloved 14 year old shih tzu.

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I wanted to share with you the variety of foods you can offer your pooch to fancy up mealtime. I usually prepare enough cooked food for about 2-3 days and store it in the fridge. When it’s time for Mimi’s meal, I reheat the veggies or beans by steaming them in a pot. When the veggies have cooled slightly, I mix in a little dry kibble (I buy vegan kibble but use whatever you feel is best for your pup).

Foods UNSAFE for dogs: Grapes, raisins, garlic, onion, leeks, chives, chocolate, avocado, mushroom, apple seeds, coffee, some fish, fat trimmings, bones, candy, chewing gum, macadamia nuts, persimmons, peaches, plums, dairy products, apple seeds, liver, rhubarb, salt, sugar, etc.

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Left: Edamame, black eye peas, and sweet potato, Right: Purple potato and peas.

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Left: Broccoli and edamame, Right: Tofu, Japanese sweet potato, corn, edamame and peas.

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Left: Banana, peas, and edamame, Right: Pumpkin and carrots.

Her favorite snacks are anchovies, dried seaweed, peanuts, dragon fruit, watermelon, banana, honeydew, and cantaloupe. She’s not a fan of pears and berries. Her body doesn’t tolerate citrus fruits.

On a more serious note, I believe adding these fresh wholesome foods has helped with her cataracts. The tumor on her hind leg has also gotten smaller. Coincidence? I think not. If you’d like to try adding plant foods to your pups diet, monitor intolerance carefully.

Anyhow, it sure beats eating dry dog food every single day! I think Mimi would agree.

What kind of vegetarian foods do you feed your fur-baby? Please share!


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