Veg Food and Aids for Dogs and Cats

Dogs can adjust to a vegetarian diet quite easily, particularly if they begin on such a diet as puppies. In addition to the following recipes, they can be fed items such as bread, roti, grains, rice, pasta, porridge, lentils/beans, pulses/daals, milk, curd, cheese, paneer, tofu, rusks, corn, beetroot, carrots, potatoes, apples, bananas, etc.

can also be kept vegetarian. They can be given the same food as dogs. Supplements such as Marmite (to be mixed in their food), Threptin biscuits,
Veg Pedigree pellets, Complan and non-animal origin Taurine powder are more
important in a cat’s diet as compared to a dog’s diet.

Do not feed them chocolate, almonds or tomatoes.

We give below a couple of basic recipes for home and shelter animals.

Vegetarian Dog Biscuits


Recipe used by Blue Cross to feed thousands of dogs daily in Chennai during the COVID-19 lockdown

For 10-12 adult dogs


1 kg rice
300 grams Tuar Daal (Tuvaram Parupp)


Pressure-cook the rice and daal after adding a little turmeric and salt for colour and taste. Mix in some ghee after it has cooled.

Serve sprinkled with VEGETARIAN Pedigree or Drools pellets.

Khichadi with Soy Chunks
For one dog

200 grams Rice
100 grams Moong dal
125 grams Soy chunks
1 Carrot, Cauliflower, Onion (all optional)
1 teaspoon whole Barley (optional in summer)

In about 1½ litres of water cook the above for about 30 minutes.

Nutritious Broth with Rice or Rotis
Page last updated on 12/05/13