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 Vegetarian Pedigree/Drools pellets, Threptin biscuits, bread, roti, grains, rice, pasta, porridge, lentils/beans, pulses/dals, milk, curd, cheese, paneer, butter, ghee, tofu, rusks, corn, beetroot, carrots, potatoes, apples, bananas, etc. They could even be healthy vegans by eliminating milk derived products.
Cats 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, Vegetarian Pedigree/Drools pellets, Complan and vegan/non-animal origin Taurine powder is very important in a cat’s diet as compared to a dog’s diet.
Do not feed them chocolate, almonds or tomatoes. Also, onions and garlic could be toxic for some.
Below are a few basic nutritious recipes for home and shelter animals.