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

At age 12, 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.

After recovering from the initial bout of pancreatitis, my dog ate vegan commercial dry dog food (Natural Balance brand) and vegan snacks for over 4 years and was healthy, with no more pancreatitis attacks. I would give him this soy and rice mix as a treat. He would definitely recommend this low fat vegan food for dogs!

This food is great for helping your dog’s stomach to settle, and it is also a good treat. If you plan to feed this food to your dog on a regular basis, make sure to consult with your veterinarian about any necessary supplementation to ensure that your dog has all the necessary nutrients. I have not verified whether it is nutritionally balanced as a primary dog food. Additional ingredients would probably be needed for adequate nutrition as your dog’s main food. You can find vegan supplements for dogs at https://vecado.ca/.

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

Is Vegan Food Good for Dogs?

I want to do everything possible to keep my dog healthy and happy. It is important to ensure he gets all the nutrients he needs to thrive. Dogs are omnivores, and research suggests that dogs can thrive on a well-balanced vegan diet (see https://plantbasednews.org/opinion/vegan-dogs/ and https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/new-study-finds-vegan-diet-dogs-may-live-longer/). Based on this information and my own experience with feeding my dog vegan food, I am confident that vegan food is good for dogs. Remember to talk to your vet about your own dog’s unique situation and needs.

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 Time5 minutes
Resting time5 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
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.
Note: If you want to prepare food like this as your dog's regular meal and ensure that your dog's diet is nutritionally complete, I recommend adding a supplement such as VegeDog from https://vecado.ca/.

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.

Note: If you want to prepare food like this as your dog’s regular meal and ensure that your dog’s diet is nutritionally complete, I recommend adding a supplement such as VegeDog from https://vecado.ca/.