Low Fat Vegan Food for Dogs

Dog looking at food bowl

This quick and easy home cooked meal for your dog is a tasty treat that is safe to eat even for dogs with sensitive digestive systems. Low fat vegan food for dogs is easy to make, quick, and healthy. If your dog has had an upset stomach or requires a low fat diet, this is a bland, low fat dog food that will be gentle on the digestive system.

An Example: Low Fat Dog Food Needed

My dog had a severe episode of pancreatitis that required a change in diet to recover from the episode and prevent future pancreatitis attacks. He had to change to a bland, low fat diet. Even regular commercial dog food had too high of fat content for him to safely eat.

Now, at age 16, he has been eating vegan commercial dry dog food (this brand) and vegan snacks for over 4 years and is healthy, with no more pancreatitis attacks. I give him this soy and rice mix as a treat. He recommends this low fat vegan food for dogs!

Try this low fat vegan food for your dog. It is tasty, easy, healthy, high in protein, and easy on the stomach.

Low Fat Dog Food Recipe

Low Fat Vegan Food For Dogs

This dog food is quick and easy to make. If you have leftover rice, you can prepare healthy and appealing dog food in about one minute. Humans can eat this, too – just use vegetable broth instead of water and add spices to taste. Do not add spices for your dog’s food.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Resting time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Servings: 1 meal for a dog


  • 1/3 cup unflavored soy mince Also called textured vegetable protein or TVP.
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup cooled cooked rice
  • 2 tsp brewer's yeast


  • Pour boiling water over the soy mince in a heat proof bowl (or use cool water and microwave for 30 seconds).
  • Stir and let sit for 5 minutes, or until cool or only slightly warm. 
  • Add brewer's yeast, stir, and serve.


Tip: make sure that the dog food is not hot when given to your dog. Check by touching the food; it should be cool or slightly warm to the touch.

Remember to double check the temperature before feeding this low fat vegan dog food to your dog. The food should be cool or slightly warm – never hot.

Also remember that bland food is safer for dogs and better for their digestive systems. Brewer’s yeast provides a good flavour that my dog enjoys. There is no need to add additional spices. Your dog will enjoy the food with brewer’s yeast alone.

If you are making a meaty rice dish for humans, you can use this same recipe, but add vegetable broth instead of water, and spices instead of brewer’s yeast. This is a low fat food that appeals to humans and dogs alike!

Soy mince (also called textured vegetable protein or TVP) is a low-cost, high protein ingredient that is great in a variety of recipes such as vegan meatballs.