How do I use textured soy or vegetable protein (TVP)?

Many of the Vegepet™ recipes have have TVP as a listed possible ingredient. Textured soy protein is about 50% protein and nutritionally equivalent to animal protein. It comes in chunks and granules. Chunks are fine for larger dogs but not for cats. The smaller granules are better for small animals.

TVP in our recipes are always measured in the dry state. After measuring the amount (dry) it must then be reconstituted by adding a equivalent amount of water (hot works best). Any extra water that isn’t absorbed can be drained off.

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