Vegan Dog Food: 7 Sources of Protein You Should Know About

Soy

Soy protein is found in dog food. This protein-rich meat alternative with dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals is a suitable choice for dogs without soy allergies.

Quinoa

Although considered a grain, quinoa is a nutrient-rich seed. Quinoa, which offers less protein by volume than animal products, is Vrohidis' safest plant-based complete protein.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a gluten-free seed contains iron, copper, potassium, and magnesium, not wheat. 

Chickpeas

Garbanzo beans, a legume, are easily digestible, high in carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Cooked chickpeas contain 20 grams of protein per cup.  

Barley

Despite having less protein than quinoa (3.55 grams per cup), barley is a good source. The cereal grain is low in cholesterol and high in fiber. 

Oats

Oats, from the Avena Sativa cereal plant, are high in fiber and protein. Alternatives to wheat are good. Whole grain rolled oats have 10 grams of protein per cup. 

Green Peas

Peas are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. A cup of peas has nearly 8 grams of protein. 

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