Our Dog Food

When Texas got sick, we decided to do everything we could to extend his life and make it better.  I did a ton of research and developed this recipe.  Tex has been doing amazing on it and the rest of the pack is enjoying the benefits.  Their coats are more vibrant.  They have more energy. They are very healthy and it shows.

This recipe can be made "meal prep" style in a crockpot and stored in the refrigerator or freezer or it can be pressure canned and left on the shelf.

Consider your time constraints and the space available in your refrigerator or freezer when deciding on the best method for you.

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60% Protein

Chicken, Beef, or Venison


20% Fruits and Vegetables

Spinach, green beans, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, apple (no seeds), blueberries, strawberries, mangoes


20% Starch

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin


Sutherland Dog Food

Yield: 1 pint mason jar

2 1/4 cups meat - Chicken, beef, or venison - protein

1/8 cup sweet potatoes cubed and cooked – fiber, anti-inflammatory, vitamin c, b vitamins, and phosphorus (Can substitute with pumpkin); probiotic

1/8 cup butternut squash cubed, seeds and skin removed, and cooked – fiber, vitamin a, and c

1/8 cup fruits and vegetables:  Spinach, green beans, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, apple (no seeds), blueberries, strawberries, mangoes (I use a base of zucchini and mix in whatever is in season/on sale.)

1 tsp brewers yeast – vitamin b1, b2, nb3, b5, b6, b7, and b9 and antioxidants – good for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver.  Brewers yeast may reduce anxiety in dogs.  Repels fleas and ticks.

1 tsp calcium supplement

1 tsp ground flax seed – omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat, support immunity and fight inflammation; prebiotic

1/4tsp salt – essential nutrient for nerves and muscles

1 tsp wheat germ – fiber, fatty acids, vitamin e, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin b6, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium, phosphorous; prebiotic

 1 tsp chia seed – omega 3, fiber, vitamin b, phosphorus, and zinc

¼ tsp bone broth powder - healthy digestive function, joint health, immune support, healthy appetite and a strong skin and coat. Naturally rich in nutrients, including calcium, protein, zinc, iron, phosphorus, glucosamine and chondroitin

¼ tsp turmeric – anti inflammatory, antioxidants, digestive health


Pressure can:  pack into jars, top with water leaving 1 inch headspace,  cook at 10 pounds pressure for 90 minutes 
Crock Pot 8 hours low or 4 hours on high.

Dutch oven: cook until chicken is cooked and vegetables are soft.


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