Sunday, February 17, 2019
Recipe: Simple Liver Dog Treats
We bought a cow to put in our freezer last Spring, and when talking with the butcher about how we wanted our meat cut, I explained to him I wanted whatever by-products I could obtain (heart, kidneys, liver, tail, etc....) as well. I use these parts of the animal to enhance our dog’s diet and because I like to use as much of the animal as possible. As we were making room for the winter cow, I realized I needed to hurry and do something with the organ meat I had on hand in order to free up freezer space.
So this weekend’s treat recipe is a simple recipe made out of liver. Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat that can provide your pup with protein, Vitamin-A, and is an excellent source of copper, iron, and Omega 3-6 fatty acids. This recipe is a favorite here with our dogs, and they go nuts for these homemade treats!
For this recipe you will need:
1 lb. of beef liver (chicken, lamb, or pork will work too.) **
6-8 cups of chicken broth
1) Rinse liver in cool water.
2) Fill a large pot with the chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
3) Add the liver to the boiling broth and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until done.
4) Allow the liver to cool.
5) Cut liver in 1/2 inch cubes.
6) Spread on greased, foil lined cookie sheet.
7) Bake at 250. F for 2 hours.
Liver should be stored in the refrigerator for approximately one week, or for about 2 months in the freezer.
Liver should be fed in moderation do the possible overdose of Vitamin A. If you have any questions about how much liver you can feed your dog, please consult your veterinarian.
** Do not use deer liver for this recipe. Where venison is an excellent muscle meat to feed your dog, deer can have “liver flukes” therefore making their liver unsafe for consumption.
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