Healthy Homemade Dog Treats…..Cats Too!
Dexter was going bonkers when I was dehydrating this healthy dog treat recipe. I mean, as my stepdad said, “ape sh!@.” For real. Dexter was hovering in the kitchen with his canine nose in the air just sniffing in all the goodness. I even found him lying on the kitchen floor, just below the area where his dehydrator was working.
Then, after approximately 8 hours, he finally got his wish and gobbled up his fresh, dehydrated-duck-heart treat. If you’ve seen Dexter around food, you know those eyeballs of his bulged out as he asked for another bite. I couldn’t say no, so he had about three duck heart treats right then and there, still warm from the dehydrator.
Duck heart dog treats aren’t just tasty, but are a healthy and nutritious homemade dog treat. This single ingredient dog treat is rich in iron, protein, minerals, and the amino acid taurine. Like feeds like, and providing your dog with heart meat helps nourish the heart and keeps the blood flowing.
Dexter’s heart-healthy dog treat recipe is easy to make. Simply slice duck hearts into bite-size pieces, place on a dehydrator tray, and dehydrate to the consistency your dog prefers. I dehydrated Dexter’s duck hearts on high for about eight hours, leaving these homemade dog treats still a tiny bit chewy. I am keeping three days’ worth of duck treats in Dexter’s treat jar and freezing the remaining treats until needed to prevent the moisture in the treats from creating mold.
TIPS: Slice the hearts slightly frozen. Also, cat approved!