Bixby loves dehydrated liver treats. I blame the vet, she hands them out like candy when we are there.
I was in the grocery store the other day and stumbled upon a carton of fresh chicken livers. No hormones, no antibiotics, etc, which is important when dealing with organ meats.
I thought he’d really like them. So I tried to give him one…raw. He looked at me like I had lost my mind. Spit it out, pushed it around the floor, and kept looking at me like, “what fresh hell is this?”
Rebuked, I pulled out the baking sheet, turned the oven to 180 degrees (the lowest my temp goes) and started prep.
I washed and thoroughly dried the livers and cut them in half. I lightly oiled the baking sheet and spread the liver pieces out with lots of space in-between so they had room to dry out. Even with the washing, they released a lot of liquid, so halfway through the cooking process, I mopped up the liquid.
It took about 4-1/2 hours for them to dry out completely. I store them in the refrigerator, but I’ve been doling them out so slowly, I’ll freeze the rest just to be safe.
If this is too much work, or if your dog, like mine, prefers beef liver, we purchase these from the local feed store:
They’re a bit pricey, but they go a long way and a lot less work.