I read this post over at Kolchak Puggle about creating organ meat treats and remembered that we make treats for our dogs too, It’s really easy too.
I fry up chicken or beef liver on the stove in coconut oil. I make sure to cook it thoroughly. When it’s finished, I let it cool on a paper towel (to soak up any extra oil – there’s never much).
When the liver is cool, I chop it up in training treat size bites to create liver dog treats for our dogs.
They love it (and I do too, because I love liver – chicken liver, that is).
I don’t make too much at once, because there are no preservatives so the shelf life is limited. I make enough for a couple days and take them on walks with us. Because it’s homemade, the dogs are always on their best behavior when they know I have these in our pocks. In fact, it’s kind of hard to get them focused on our walk at first.
Another thing to know, because liver is rich, it can cause loose stools, something we learned recently. BUT, I haven’t had this experience with the liver treats and I think it’s because they’re cooked so many of the nutrients that make liver so rich have been cooked away.
Next, I’m going to try this with hearts and gizzards.
Do you have any easy dog treat recipes? Do you like liver?