Yes! Liver is a vitamin-rich protein that’s safe for your dog to eat. It contains vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, copper, zinc, essential fatty acids, and more. Liver cleanses the blood of toxins and supports healthy vision. It’s also a nutrient boost for dogs that have been injured or sick.
Dogs can eat liver:
- Dehydrated as snackable jerky.
- Cooked lightly and served as a small treat. Don’t feed your dog more than an ounce of liver a day to avoid exposing your dog to an overdose of vitamin A.
- As tablets or capsules that you get a health foods store.
Or give our Liver Training Treat recipe a try:Print
Homemade Liver Dog Treats Perfect for Training
If you don’t have a food processor, start by finely chopping the meat, then follow along with the rest of the recipe in a large mixing bowl.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 1 tray 1x
- Category: Training Treats
- 1 cup beef or chicken liver
- 2 cups oat flour (pulverize rolled oats in the food processor to make your own)
- 1 cup AP flour (you can substitute with whatever flour you dog digests best)
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven to 190ºC (375ºF)
- In a food processor, blend the liver into a paste.
- Add the flours and pulse until combined.
- Crack in the eggs and pulse until just incorporated.
Turn the dough out onto a board lined with baking paper and roll to an even 0.5cm ¼in thickness.
Cut with biscuit cutters, or if you’re in a hurry, score with a bench scraper or butter knife and turn out lots of little rectangular treats pronto.
Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20 minutes or until just cooked through. Keep these soft baked treats in the fridge, or cook until crispy to store on the counter and use within a week.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.