- Liver Dog Treats by Donna
Liver Dog Treats by Donna
Welcome to Liver Dog Treats by Donna K. On Donna's chicken jerky page, we asked the same question:
Are you fed up with mass-market pet jerky and treats that contain ingredients you can't even pronounce?
Kylee loves these liver dog jerky treats!
If you are tired of mass-produced treats, these easy-to-make treats made from beef liver will please your pet.
the jerky treats right in your kitchen.
It's not imported, it's not
full of God-knows-what, it has no preservatives, no added color, or
It has ONE (as in '1') ingredient. You gotta love '1'.
Donna's DIY Chicken Pet Jerky
"If we measured our affection toward others
by how many nicknames we bestow upon them,
our pets would be the most loved."
— Carrie Brownstein
"If we measured our
affection toward others
by how many
nicknames we bestow
upon them, our pets
would be the
— Carrie Brownstein
Raw Liver for Donna's Dog Jerky
Close-up photo - Raw Liver for Donna's Dog Jerky
As a change from chicken for my dogs, I use beef liver. They love these liver dog treats. The nice thing about beef liver is you don't have to slice it!
Donna jokes: "For me, that's a good thing as sharp knives and I don't go well together!"
NOTE: Spray the dehydrator trays first with non-stick spray and lay the liver on them.
How to Make Your Own Dog Food!
Do the "Snap Test" to Check for "Done-ness"
As seen on Donna's chicken pet jerky page, the same test applies for "done-ness."
Simply bend the liver quickly and if it breaks, it's done. If it only bends, then there's still too much moisture in it. Put it back on the dehydrator and check every 12 to 18 hours.
Take note that on rare occasions meat can go bad. One time Donna forgot to turn on the dehydrator... and the other time she tested out dehydrating her treats in her shed in the winter time... it didn't work.
Do the "sniff test." If it smells bad, throw it away. Our pets are too precious to give 'em bad meat.
A Pile Of Dehydrated Beef Liver
Dehydrated Liver for Donna's Dog Jerky Treats
Add Glucosamine Chondroitin to your Liver Dog Treats by Donna
Stiff Joints Eased, and Fresh Breath too!
For Donna's senior dog, Kylee (a fabulous 12-year-young German
Shepherd shown at the top of this page), Donna opens a capsule of glucosamine chondroitin and sprinkles
it on the raw meat.
When the liver dries, it's a joint supplement and a
treat—all in one!
Donna says "If your dog has bad breath, you can
sprinkle the raw meat with a bit of mint leaves. Use your imagination... just try to keep it natural for your pet's health!"
"Molley and Kylee love our dog treats!"
— Donna K. and Jenna
"Molley and Kylee
love our dog treats!"
— Donna K. and Jenna
Is the jerky done yet? beg Molley and Kylee
Health Benefits of Feeding Liver to Dogs
Here are some of the main health benefits of feeding liver to dogs:
- Liver is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing muscles, organs, and other tissues.
- It is packed with vitamins and minerals. Liver contains high amounts of vitamin A, B vitamins, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and other important nutrients. These nutrients support immune health, vision, energy levels, skin/coat health, and more.
- It is a good source of omega fatty acids. Liver contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory effects and support skin/coat health.
- Liver contains Vitamin D which helps regulate calcium for strong bones. It also provides Vitamin E and Selenium which act as antioxidants.
- It provides highly bioavailable forms of nutrients. Many of the nutrients in liver are better absorbed compared to other meats or supplements.
- Liver has a high moisture content which helps keep dogs hydrated.
- The nutrients in liver support liver health. Vitamins A, B, and K, Iron, Copper, and other nutrients help maintain your dog's liver function.
Overall, the nutritional profile of liver makes it a powerhouse supplement for dogs. In moderation, it provides dense nutrition to optimize your dog's health.
It's recommended to feed smaller amounts of liver no more than once or twice a week as too much can lead to vitamin A toxicity. When included as part of a balanced diet, liver offers dogs a natural source of essential vitamins and minerals.
Check Out Donna's Chicken Jerky Dog Treats:
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Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010.
Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."
She is featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It! (SBI!) who hosts this site. Read her first SBI! interview and her second SBI! interview.
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