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Home-made liver treats

by Heidi on July 9th, 2010
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There are some pretty cool perks to working for a butcher’s shop, one of them being the tasty things to eat we get to enjoy, and share. And right now Charlie thinks I have the best job in the whole world!

We came home with a cow’s liver! Now I must admit liver is not something that I have ever ‘appreciated’ but dried liver treats are Charlie’s absolute favourite, which makes me happy as they are healthy, and so much better than those junk-food-for-dogs treats you can get which he likes but which invariably upset his stomach.

I will spare you the pictures of the preparation, but believe me when I tell you a cow’s liver is large! I had to chop it into pieces to fit it on my chopping board! I then sliced about half of it into slabs and laid them out in our dehydrator. I was only able to fit half in, so the other half is waiting in the freezer.

The result …

Home-made liver treats

… we have a very happy Charlie! :) The cats like them quite a bit too, and as a result Furbee (we’re pretty sure) tried to steal a whole bag while we were sleeping, the next morning Winnie got caught with her paws in the empty bag! But soon enough the guilty party was betrayed by his stomach, Charlie was a rather poorly puppy!

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  1. Lucky dogs!!

    Comment by Cheryl — July 9, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

  2. Did you cook it in any way or just put it right onto the dehydrator? And what kind of model dehydrator do you have? I’m sure I’ll end up with a liver in my hands sometime so I might as well learn what to do with it!

    Comment by Meagan — July 9, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

  3. Meagan, you don’t have to cook it at all, just cut it into thin slices and dehydrate. It still stinks thought. LOL! I have a Nesco dehydrator that I love love love. I can do liver in less than 6 hours. :-)

    Comment by Danielle — July 16, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

  4. I was so sure I had responded to this before! Sorry Meagan.

    Danielle’s right though, no cooking needed just slice and dehydrate. We also have a Nesco.

    Comment by Heidi — August 7, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

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