Recipes With Supplements
Why Homemade and Why Supplement?
When we choose to homecook, we have complete control of which ingredients we are choosing and complete reassurance that we are feeding the right thing to our pets – wholesome healthy and nourishing ingredients.
It is possible to homecook without the addition of any supplements as a plant-based diet is so healthy, but as a dog owner and the knowledge I have acquired as a vet, I am also so aware that we could get it wrong too and that is the last thing I want for my own dog. Working with the 2 top vet nutritionists, I confidently feel that I can offer homemade diets that are 100% balanced as both these nutritionists developed the supplements – VegDog All-In-Veluxe and V-Complete with their own dogs in mind.
“Byron just had some homemade food, he loved it, keeps going back and licking his very empty bowl!”
“Luna has had two days of homemade food now and I think you can tell from this photo that she loves it… “
“Yes I undoubtedly would recommend this food. The food along with the recipes are so easy to make . My dog loves it. I feel very confident she is getting all that she needs to thrive. This vet is so helpful and knowledgeable I feel very safe in her hands. I wish I had had her advice when I was first transitioning my 30kg dog as it’s quite scary and you only want the best for them. My dog is thriving I’m so glad I came across this wonderful website!”
Our Homemade Balanced Recipes
ENJOY MAKING THE FAMILY RECIPES BELOW FOR YOUR DOG WITH BESPOKE QUANTITIES TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE 100% BALANCED. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PRICES BELOW ARE FOR THE BESPOKE RECIPE THAT CAN BE USED FOR THE LIFETIME OF YOUR PET AND 1 FREE TUB OF SUPPLEMENT OF YOUR CHOICE. THE INGREDIENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE (just there to show you how wholesome the recipes are)
Which recipe should we choose?
The Very Complete Recipe is very cost effective as it is made using textured soya protein, brown rice, lentils and vegetables with the addition of the V-Complete supplement. You would receive this one recipe along with the supplement and it would be tailormade to your dog’s weight so we give you the exact measurements to use.
The VegDog supplement comes with 2 recipes that are fully hypoallergenic as they ARE FREE FROM SOYA | WHEAT | CORN | ANIMAL PROTEIN so can be used as a perfect ‘novel protein’ homemade food for any itchy dogs with food intolerances. These recipes would also be sent bespoke to your dog’s weight to ensure 100% accuracy of all the nutrients needed.
Our Very Complete Homemade Family Recipe
- Dry lentils (presoaked for 24 hours)
- Drained red kidney beans
- Soya textured vegetable protein
- Brown rice
- Chopped raw carrots
- Mixed green vegetables – green beans, kale, broccoli
- Chopped apple with skin no pips
- Rolled oats
- Sea salt
- Chopped fresh basil, parsley and mint
NUTRIENT RICH ICING TO ADD ONCE COOLED
- Sesame oil
- Algae oil Omega capsules
- V-Complete Supplement™
- Oat or almond milk
Our i-Veg Feed the Rainbow Family Recipe
Our Quinoa Homemade Family Recipe
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR HOMEMADE RECIPES
No questions are too basic – we are here to fully support you. These are some questions asked by owners that will hopefully help you –
How do we transition our dogs safely to plant-based?
We always advise a slow transition with plant-based food as your dog’s intestines need time to adapt to the natural prebiotics and extra fibre in the food. Start off 20% – 80% and slowly increase the plant-based food over a 2 week period. We know that your dog will love the food, so please do not rush it and feed too much too soon!
WHAT DO THE RECIPES AND SUPPLEMENT COST?
Our Very Complete Homemade Recipe costs £29.40 all inclusive for the full recipe with bespoke measurements tailormade to your dog, PLUS a 280g tub of V-Complete supplement with VAT, packaging and first class postage included in the price.
The recipe can be used for the lifetime of your dog. We include some samples of Green Crunch, Greta, Pauline and Solo-Vegetal as well as some high nutrient homemade treats for your dog – all included in the price:)
Our Feed The Rainbow Homemade Recipe AND Quinoa Recipes costs £38.40 all inclusive for the 2 full recipes with bespoke measurements tailormade to your dog, PLUS a 500g tub of All-In-Veluxe supplement with VAT, packaging and first class postage included in the price.
The recipes can both be used for the lifetime of your dog. Both these recipes are WHEAT FREE | SOYA FREE | CORN FREE | CRUELTY FREE so ideal for any allergic or dogs needing a novel protein kind diet. We include some samples of Green Crunch, Greta, Pauline and Solo-Vegetal as well as some high nutrient homemade treats for your dog – all included in the price:)
WHY DOES EVERYTHING NEED TO BE WEIGHED WHEN HOMECOOKING?
It is so important when homecooking for your dog, to weigh all the ingredients and get the balance just right as every weight of dog has a different requirement. The reason for this is that a Chihuahua has a much greater surface area than a Great Dane for example, so this means a higher protein requirement (as a higher surface area means more protein-requiring fur).
Together with the 2 top vet nutritionists in Germany, we have done all the calculations for you – just follow our family recipes and WEIGH EVERYTHING and you will have certainty that you are feeding a 100% balanced plant-based and highly nutritious (and delicious!) home-cooked diet.
What else do we get with the purchase of the recipes?
Along with the tailormade recipes and free tub of supplement of your choice, we will send your dog some high nutrient homemade treats made in our artisan family bakery especially for your dog. All the ingredients are fully hypoallergenic with no wheat, corn or soya. We also send some samples of our complete dry foods to see if your dog likes them…..and they deserve to be treated!
Can I mix the dry biscuits with the wet homemade food?
Are the vegetables' weight the weight of all the vegetables or individual kale, cauliflower and sweet potato?
What is the best Algae oil Omega 3 capsule to use?
We advise using Algae oils that only have Omega 3 DHA’s and EPA’s with no Vit E added as there is enough Vit E in the supplement and it is one vitamin that should not be overdosed.
We advise buying this Algae oil capsule
It seems like long time to boil everything for 40 minutes
We agree that for us to boil all our food together for so long does seem contra-indicated as all the important nutrients may be lost. It is very different in our dogs as they cannot fully absorb the nutrients unless everything is well cooked and carefully mashed or blended.
Dogs do not chew their food as we do, they instinctively gulp their food, so the digestive process only starts in the stomach and intestines. Their intestinal tract is shorter than ours so they need everything already broken down to be able to absorb all the amino acids and nutrients from the food (or you will spot whole seeds or peas coming out the other end!)
What if my dog does not like the food?
Sadly this is a common occurence in dogs who are so used to a dairy/meat-based diet with cheese, fresh meat and bacon treats. Their sense of smell is only accustomed to these foods and you may find that they resist a change and are not very keen on a new sustainable way of eating.
We encourage you to try high nutrient plant-based treats on the food, but sometimes, with your dog’s likes and dislikes, they may not want to eat it at all. Please let us know and we will do what we can to help.
How long do we wait for the supplement to arrive when we complete the form?
We will e-mail you the bespoke recipes within 12 hours of receiving the completed form. Please check your spam to ensure that you do not miss our e-mail. We post the supplement at the same time and expect 2 working days for it to arrive.
Choose your bespoke balanced homemade recipes and supplement
MORE ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENTS
500g ALL-IN-VELUXE SUPPLEMENT FROM VEGDOG
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ALL-IN VELUXE mineral powder contains all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids that are essential for dogs fed a purely plant-based diet. This ensures that the homemade recipes that we provide are fully balanced with all the important Vitamins B and D as well as Calcium, Zinc and the required amino acids that may be lacking in a plant-based diet.
VEGDOG is free from artificial additives, colourants and preservatives
Calcium carbonate, autolysed yeast, monocalcium phosphate, sodium chloride
We do stock the supplement and you are able to purchase it from us ONCE YOU HAVE PURCHASED OUR RECIPE by e-mailing us.
V-Complete Supplement from Vegan4Dogs
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V-Complete rounds up your Very Complete homemade recipe that we supply with vitamins, minerals and trace elements as well as methionine and tryptophan which are essential for the health of your dog.
It contains Vit B12, Calcium, Vit D3 from natural plant-based sources as well as necessary levels of L-carnitine, Taurine and even the algae Schizochytrium which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (DHA).
Choose either the 280g tub or upgrade to a large 650g tub of supplement when you fill out the form to receive the bespoke recipe.
We do stock V-Complete supplement and you are able to purchase from us once ONCE YOU HAVE PURCHASED OUR RECIPE by e-mailing us.
Why use a pressure cooker?
We advise the purchase of an 8 litre instant pot pressure cooker as it makes cooking a large batch of homemade food for your pet just so quick and easy. A large normal cooking pot on the hob can also be used
Top tips when first using a pressure cooker
1. Wash the steel inner pot before first using the pressure cooker and remove any leaflets from inside the pot
2. When adding all the vegetables and almond milk to the pot, ensure that the contents of the pot never goes above the MAX 2/3 mark clearly shown on the inside of the pot
3. Make sure that the lid is locked in place with the 2 arrows lined up. Plug it in and it will play a little jingle when the lid is locked in place
4. Set the knob to sealing (pushed away from you) and you will see that the floating valve is depressed to start
5. Press the pressure cooker button on bottom right and just use the + and – buttons to set the timer to 10 minutes
6. You will see that it registers ON and nothing will happen for about 20 minutes while the pot heats up the contents. There will be a release of steam from the sealed valve – do not panic – it is quite noisy and will only last a few minutes. Do not touch anything
7. If it flashes ‘burn’, then press cancel and carefully switch the knob to venting mode so that it releases the pressure. Check that there is no burnt food or liquid stuck to the inner pot which has caused it to overheat
8. Once the pot reaches the correct temperature, it will begin the pressure cooking for the 10 minutes and will show a countdown
9. When this countdown is complete, it starts to count up as steam is slowly released. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then using either the yellow plastic end of the spoon that came with the pot, or a cloth, set the knob to venting mode to release the steam. When the floating valve goes down again and the hissing of steam has stopped, it is safe to open
10. Remove the inner pot once cooked to fully mash or blend the food on a solid surface
11. Keep pressure cookers away from children and pets at all times