Liver is high in iron and vitamin A for a boost to your dog's health. Liver is smelly and tasty, tempting even the pickiest of dogs. Liver is a perfect ingredient for homemade dog treats whether you are using them for a special occasion, an everyday snack or for training your dog.
For an easy pocket treat, boil thinly sliced calf's liver in a large skillet for five minutes to get the blood out of the liver. Spread the slices on a flat baking pan and bake at 121 degrees Cor two to three hours. The longer you bake it, the tougher it will be. After it cools, cut it into little bits.
For a basic liver dog treat, purée one pound liver with one egg and half of a teaspoon of garlic powder. Gradually stir in two cups of whole wheat flour until you have a thick batter than you can still pour. Pour the batter into an eight by eight inch pan and bake it for 30 minutes at 176 degrees C. After it has cooled for several minutes cut it into half inch squares. You can serve these treats fresh or frozen.
Liver and Cheese Treats
Combine two irresistible flavours into one treat. Purée a half of a pound of beef or chicken liver and mix it with one cup of oat flour, one and a half cups of brown rice flour, one cup of low fat shredded cheddar cheese and one to three teaspoons of garlic powder. Roll the dough out to a quarter of an inch thickness before cutting with a pizza cutter or shaping with a cookie cutter. You could also simply drop them by the teaspoon onto an ungreased baking tray (leaving as balls or flattening with the floured bottom of a drinking glass). Bake the treats for 20 minutes at 176 degrees C.