Dehydrated dog treat recipes

by | Mar 25, 2014 | 202 comments

Dehydrators are cheap to buy and even cheaper to run and it’s very simple to learn how to dry treats for dogs!  I’ve been wanting one for ages so I decided to just jump in and get one.  I’ve been really impressed with this new toy and recommend any dog owner that enjoys baking homemade dog treats for their dog to buy one. Jerky treats are ideal for me as they are clean, dry and ideal for shoving in my pocket while out dog walking and dogs go crazy for it!  Just make sure that if you’re buying a dehydrator that it can dry meat, some only dry fruit as they don’t get warm enough.

dog food dehydrator
I’ve used the Andrew James dehydrator for years – sadly they’ve gone into liquidation.  Amazon still have some in stock. Click image to get it while you can!!

IMPORTANT READING

While researching how to make jerky for dogs I see that there’s recipes out there on the web that place raw meat including chicken on the dehydrator while on other websites they tell you to precook the meat first to kill pathogens.  A dog becoming sick from such things as Salmonella is rare as their digestive tract is very small so bad bacteria usually gets killed before it can harm the dog.  But note that the top temperature of a dehydrator is usually around 70c (160f) which is not enough to kill such pathogens as Salmonella and E. coli.  Therefore after drying raw meat I always put it in the oven for 10 minutes at 150ºC to make sure all pathogens are killed.

Oregon state University researched how to make homemade jerky safe and they say that:

“Jerky can be considered “done” and safe to eat only when it has been heated sufficiently to destroy any pathogens present and is dry enough to be shelf-stable.  Shelf-stable means the the jerky can be stored at room temperature and will not support microbial growth.” 

Oregon state University’s method for destroying pathogens:

“Post-drying heating.  Placing dried meat strips on a cookie sheet in an oven preheated to 257ºF [126ºC] and heating the strips for 10 minutes effectively eliminates pathogens.  This method produces the most traditional jerky.”

So after drying any raw meat I place the jerky in the oven for 10 minutes just to be sure.  It doesn’t change the jerky in any way and gives me peace of mind.  Many recipes (mainly for human consumption) use salt or vinegar soak to deal with pathogens in raw meat but both can cause stomach problems in dogs and I want to keep these treats pure and simple.

HOW TO DEHYDRATE DOG TREATS

1. Always wash your hands before you start.
2. Food that has less fat lasts longer as fat can’t be dried and will spoil the food faster, so if you’re planning to store the treats for long term then trim any fat off the meat before you dry it out.
3. Drying times vary a lot.  Temperature, thickness’s of food, amount on trays and different machines all affect timing.  Your user manual will help and you’ll soon get to know when it’s done by texture, look and from general experience.  The above dehydrator is cheap and perfectly good and what I use but if you want the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of dehydrators check out Excalibur.
4. Place dehydrated jerky in the freezer (no defrost required) but you can learn more about storing jerky here.
5. Cut meat as thin or as thick as you want but the thicker it is the longer it takes to dry.
6. A very sharp knife for cutting thin slices.
7. You’ll be surprised how much food shrinks when dehydrated. Just remember that it’s concentrated food and don’t give too much – it’s a treat!

DRYING RAW PIG EARS

Dried pig ears are expensive to buy but if you can get raw pig ears then they can cost around a third of the price or less.  Stick them on the dehydrator and once done you wont be able to tell them apart from the ones you buy in pet shops (except that they may be a lot larger!).  They are easy to buy raw online if you have trouble getting them locally.

raw pig ears

All these pig ears cost just £5!!

dehydrating pig ears for dogs

Place on dehydrator and dry for 16-24 hours. I filled 4 racks! Once dried I place in oven at 257ºF (126ºC) for 10 mins.

dehydrated pig ears for dogs

And they are done. Identical to what you buy in the shops. They have cost around 30p each. Great value!

raw pig ears

Flo just adores her homemade pig ears!

HOW TO DRY CHICKEN FEET

I first bought dried chicken feet in the pet shop 3 years ago for my new puppy Flo.  It’s her all time favourite treat.  If you ask a local butcher you may able to get raw feet for free else you can buy them raw and by the kilo on this website.  Raw chicken feet take ages to dry so there is no point just drying off a dozen or so.  To make the drying time worthwhile I’m gonna be drying off 2 kilos worth of feet which will take around 4-5 days at 70ºC.

raw chicken feet

The first thing I’ll do is give the feet a wee rinse.

raw chicken foot

The feet have nails and they are quite sharp so I don’t want the dogs eating these when they are dry and brittle…

denailed chicken foot

So I chop them off!

drying chicken feet

2 kilos will give me around 60+ feet which will fill 4 racks

chicken feet drying time

I’ll be drying these for 96 – 120 hours, but the timer only goes up to 48 hours, so I’ll be resetting the dehydrator 3 times. I’ll know when they are done when there is no flex in the feet, especially the skin and the padded parts. I want them dry and hard.

fresh dried chicken feet

Nearly 120 hours later and they’re done! No need to place in oven afterwards.

close up dried chicken feet

They look great! I’m really happy with how this went!

close up dried chicken feet

Really tasty and all the dogs loved them.

DRIED PIG SKIN

Every super market sells pig skin it and it’s very cheap to buy.  Dehydrating pig skin makes a great treat for dogs especially a treat to keep the dog busy – of all the foods here this one will last the longest.  Pig skin dries a little different than pig ears and completely different than my doggy pork scratchings.  It’s much harder to break down and isn’t as brittle as the ear, it’s more like rawhide and the dogs just go crazy for it.  And like rawhide dogs should be supervised when eating it.  When prepping this recipe, cut the pig skin into the sizes you want before you dry as it’s too difficult to do it after – it’s very, very tough.
raw pig skin

Place the skin on the dehydrator. Remember to cut to the size you want before you dry. Dry at 70ºC for 24 hours.

dried pig skin

24 hours later and it’s dry and very tough. There may be a little grease on the inside so lay the dried skin on some kitchen towel to soak up any residue.

dog eating dried pig skin

One of Flo’s favourite treats. This will keep her busy for a good 20 minutes.

TRIPE JERKY

I’m using white tripe (dressed) cause it’s easier for me to get than green tripe (undressed) – although I do plan to try green tripe in the future.   Green tripe is very smelly which is why dogs love it, so be warned when drying it indoors!  Every dog owner at one point has bought this treat in the pet shop, now you can have some fun by making tripe jerky at home.
green tripe

Half a kilo of white tripe I bought from the butchers.

white tripe

Wash tripe and then gently pat dry.

white tripe

Cut into 1 inch strips and place on tray.

dehydrating tripe

I’ll be dehydrating for around 14 hours at 70ºC (158ºf) followed by a quick 10 minute heat in over .

homemade tripe jerky

Tripe done! I’ll bung it in the freezer for when I need it.

dog eating tripe

Ruby loves her homemade tripe jerky!

BEEF JERKY RECIPE FOR DOGS

If you buy jerky for dogs it’s usually either chicken or beef.  It’s rare to get in this pure high quality form, it’s usually very processed and nasty but here we can make a beef jerky treat worthy of our dogs.
sliced beef in bowl

Freeze for an hour and then slice your lean beef 1/8th of an inch thick.

sliced beef on tray

Evenly lay out beef strips on dehydrator tray and make sure no strips are touching each other. Check user instructions for cooking meat. For my dehydrator I’m advised to use the highest temp of 70ºc (158ºf). I will dry this batch for about 7-8 hours. I’ll know it’s ready if I bend it and it cracks without breaking.

homemade beef jerky

After 7-8 hours drying and 10 minutes in the oven they are done!. Freeze and reward dog when necessary.

SALMON JERKY

Salmon super-food, but a bit oily and wont last as long.  But you know what?  That oil is super healthy 🙂
sliced salmon in bowl

Freeze for 1 hour to firm salmon. Like the beef slice your salmon into strips about 1/8th of an inch thick.

salmon strips on tray

Place salmon on tray while making sure they are evenly spread and not touching. Check user guide for drying instructions. These will be dried at 70ºC (158ºf) for 8-10 hours or until they are hard and dry all the way through followed by 10 minute stint in the oven.

homemade salmon jerky dog treats

Salmon jerky done!

HOW TO DRY LIVER FOR DOGS

A great alternative to dried liver treats cooked in the oven.  Hardly any smell and very clean to handle.  You’ll want to cut thin strips of liver to reduce dehydrating time.
sliced liver in bowl

Liver is washed, patted dry and sliced in thin strips.

drying liver on dehydrator

Space evenly on tray. I will dry this for around 10-12 hours followed by a 10 minute stint in the oven!

dehydrated liver

Liver jerky done! A real doggy favourite!

SEA BASS JERKY

I found two boneless fillets of Sea Bass going very cheap in the local market.  Because of it’s low fat content Sea Bass is ideal for drying, packed with flavour with a strong fishy aroma.  Yummy and a real winner with dogs.  I couldn’t stop eating the stuff.  Yummy
sliced sea bass in a bowl

Put in freezer for an hour to firm fish then slice into strips.

sea bass strips

Place strips on tray and dehydrate. These took about 9 hours to dry then I put them in the oven for 10 mins.

dried sea bass

Sea bass fish jerky dog treats done! Delicious!

HOW TO DRY CHICKEN FOR DOGS

I’m using a couple of chicken breasts for this recipe.  I’ve trimmed off any bits of fat.
chicken strips with oil

Wash hands, wash chicken, pat dry and cut thin strips.

sliced chicken on tray

Place chicken strips evenly and without touching on dehydrator tray. After around 8-10 hours they are dry and placed in the oven for 10 minutes at 150ºC (300ºf) to make sure it’s completely safe and free from any bacteria.

chicken jerky dog treat

Chicken jerky dog treats done! Place in freezer for when you need them. No defrost required.

RABBIT JERKY

I bought a rabbit from the butchers but because it’s just so boney I’ll boil it first, take all the meat off the bone and then dry it.
raw rabbit

Lovely fresh rabbit! I’ll bring it to the boil and then simmer for 2 hours.

deboned rabbit

Once cooled I take all the meat of the bone!

dehydrated rabbit jerky

6-8 hours in the dehydrator and it’s done!

DRIED HEART SLICES

Heart is ideal for turning into jerky because it’s just pure muscle and apart from a little bit of fat on the outside it’s very lean.  Because it is so lean and dense make sure that strips are cut thinly to reduce dehydrating time.
lamb heart

I bought a pack of Lamb hearts from the supermarket.

sliced heart on dehydrator

Wash strips, trim fat, pat dry and place on tray. I’ll be dehydrating these for around 12 hours. (Time varies on thickness of strips) followed by 10 mins in the oven.

heart jerky dog treats

Heart jerky dog treats done

KIDNEY CRISPS

Using Ox kidney you can make great crisps with a real crunch.  Cheap to buy and they smell like bacon – dogs love them!  In Ox kidney there is a large bit of fat in the middle, cut that out if you plan to store.
frozen kidney

I freeze the kidney first so I can cut very thin slices.

sliced kidney on tray

Place ‘crisps’ on tray. I’ll dehydrate for 12 hours and then heat in oven for 10 mins afterwards.

kidney crisps

Kidney crisps done! A real winner with the dogs!

DRIED PIG SNOUT

Just for fun I bought a pig snout when ordering a delivery of fresh meat for the dogs.  Very high value, the dogs go crazy for it.  Lots of yummy meat.  I dried it for 24 hours.  Huge success but drying pig snouts aren’t practical as they are not easy to get but fun and totally delicious.

pig snout

One pig snout placed on dehydrator. I’ll let it dry for 24 hours at 70ºC. It’s just pure delicious meat!

dehydrated pig snout

24 hours later and its hard and ready to give to dog.

dog eating dried pig snout

Ruby loves her dried pig snout!

NON MEAT IDEAS

Dehydrators are also excellent for drying fruit and vegetables so things like bananas, apples and sweet potatoes can be dried to make dog treats.  For me I prefer to use meat simply because my dog prefers it.

sliced banana on tray

Try these dried banana dog treats

sliced apple on tray

What about drying apple slices?

sweet potato slices

Sweet potato (blanch first)

Have questions? Things not working out as expected or need some advice? Then please use the comment section below.

This is the first and original dog treat recipe using a dehydrator that was published on the internet and inspired many other websites to copy it, but they cut out all the important info. This is also the second most popular homemade dog treat recipe behind my recipe for liver cake for dogs that I have on my site.

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

202 Comments

  1. Hello from Asia! Such amazing read! Thank you! A question though – for safekeeping in the freezer – how do we serve it after? do we reheat the dehydrated food or serve it frozen or let it thaw naturally in room temperature before giving it to the dog? will it change the texture of the dehydrated food?

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    • Hi Carissa, since it has been dried it will defrost very, very fast and then you can give it to them once thawed. No need to heat.

  2. Hi …
    Great Article . Thanks .

    I don’t have a dehydrator with me , for doing the chicken feet in an oven what is the procedure and how long does it take .

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    • I’m afraid I have no idea, but it will take quite a while and probably use a lot of electricity. You know when it’s done when it is completely dried out. Dehydrators are very cheap to buy.

  3. Great article. It’s so nice to have guidance on so many protein options!
    I was also wondering if you (or and readers) have done ground lamb and for how long?

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  4. Hi
    I’m trying to dehydrate chicken wing tips but I find that after dehydrating them they seem to be very greasy and the same with the pig snouts
    How do I get rid of the grease?

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    • well trim off any fat beforehand is probably the only thing you can do.

  5. Hi! I’ve just found your post. It is very great. But I have some question. Some types of Cartilage like trachea, cow’s ears etc. If I bake at 126 deg C after dehydrated, will they be cooked and harm my pup’s stomach? Please kindly advise.

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    • You only put in oven for 10 mins, it is only as a precaution to make sure all pathogens are killed. This is really more for human consumption than for dogs. A quick cook wont change anything.

  6. Hi
    Ive started a small business selling 100% natural dehydrated pet treats. I had them shelf life tested at a laboratory which determined they would last 12 weeks in a cool dry place. Is it possible to freeze them after cooking and if so will they still have a shelf life of 12 weeks after removing from the freezer.
    Jan

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    • In a freezer they will last pretty much forever since they are to be eaten by dogs

  7. Hi! Have you tried dehydrating a beef trachea? What sort of preservative (except salt of course) could we use to make it last longer?

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    • No I’ve not yet, but maybe others on here have. The longest way to preserve is freezing.

  8. Good day, my meat sticks to the wire mesh. How can I avoid meat and fruits stick to the mesh wire? Also when I cut the frozen meat, do I have to wait for it to defrost before putting it into the dehydrator? Thank you.

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    • Just turn them over a bit regular to help stop them sticking. Nah, you dont have to wait to defrost, just stick on.

  9. I just found this link this morning and am very happy for such useful and sound information. Just to be extra sure, after 120 hours or so of dehydrating the chicken feet, they will be safe and do not need to be put in the oven at 275F for 10 minutes? Also do you rinse the feet in just cool water or some type of vinegar rinse as well? And am I able to sprinkle a little turmeric powder on the feet before dehydrating? Thank you.

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    • Well, I washed mine and recommend it cause they were probably just lying around at some point. Just make sure they are dry when they are cooked. 120 hours depending on your dehydrator. They are great, really worth the effort.

  10. Hi! I was wondering if you know how to convert the weights/quantity of dehydrated meats to incorporate into a raw diet?

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    • If you can remember what the weight was before you dried it then use that as your measurement. Of course after being dried it will be lighter cause there is no water but the macros will stay the same, eg, same amount of protein, fat etc.

  11. Hello!

    I have just bought my first dehydrator to make my puppies food and snacks for myself. I want to feed my pup mostly by hand throughout the day, but also want to feed a raw diet so thought this would be a great way to do that. I’ve been looking for a blog like this for days, thank you!!
    I have a load of chicken thighs in the freezer, in your opinion are they too fatty to use? Shall I use breast instead?
    Looking forward to trying these out!
    Thank you again, brilliant blog!

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    • Thanks Shona,

      Well if you take the skin and trim the fat of the thighs they should be just fine.

  12. Could I ask why the dehydrated treats have to go in the freezer to be stored?
    Sorry I have seen this has been answered before 🙂

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    • just for long term storage. we are mot using preservatives like salt as dogs dont do salt to well. It is preservative free. Should last a while though in fridge. I never need to freeze, nothing ever lasts long enough

  13. Hi! Have you tried dehydrating frog legs? What temperature and no of hours do you recommend? Thanks!!

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    • lol, no i haven’t. Well I’d guess you’d dry at the usual temp (70c) until they are fully dry. If and when you do it please comment with a photo of the dried frogs legs.

  14. Has anyone dehydrated whole fresh sardines? would like to know settings and time, thanks in advance 🙂

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    • I’ve not tried that, but sounds good. Id try it at 70c (usually that’s the max temp) and dry until bone dry – may take a good 24 hrs or more. They will become very light and papery, all the way through. No flex at all. You could try sprats too. I’ve actually bought dried sprats for the dogs, dogs love them.

    • I used 70°C 24hrs for fresh sardines

  15. Hi, why do some meats need freezing and some don’t? I read somewhere else that I had to freeze all fresh meats and fish for 7 days before dehydrating to now I’m unsure on what I should be doing! What do you recommend needs freezing and for how long?
    Thanks!

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    • Freezing just makes it easier to slice thinly. I have no idea why other sites told you to freeze, maybe they think it helps kill bugs and pathogens but we are heating it after drying to do just that.

    • If raw feeding dogs freezing for 3 weeks first kills all parasites and make it safe to feed raw

  16. Hi,
    Noticed that you store your treats in the freezer. How long can you store them for at room temperature please?

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    • Depends. I cant give you a time because its so varied. Sorry about that. Really it’s all about how dry the meat is, how much fat is on it etc. We don’t use salt to preserve as dogs don’t do salt well, so it’s just easier to freeze.

    • It varies. Everything lasts longer in the freezer. Wouldn’t want all your treats to go rancid. Even the temperature inside your home factors into how long the treats last. Freezing is best, plus your frozen treats are a hit on a hot summer day!

  17. Thank you so much for your info. Going to purchase the meat today & use my dehydrator 🙂

    Reply
    • Good luck! It’s a lot of fun!

  18. Hi! It’s great you have a post about this because I was having a hard time finding anything. I wanted to know about dehydrated store-bought raw meat. It comes as a “meatloaf” that I give my dog for meals, but thought I could try dehydrating one of them… What would you recommend for temperature and dehydrating time? Would it be ok to just slice it up and put it in the dehydrator directly from the fridge or freezer? Thanks so much in advance!

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    • If unsure dry at 70c till fully dried. 70c is usually the top temp of a dehydrator. Not sure what you mean exactly as meatloaf cause that sounds processed yet you say its store bought raw meat. I guess I would freeze first to firm it up so its easy to slice and then dry it till its fully dry. Drying time is just how long it takes till it dries out.

  19. Why are my dehydrated chicken livers getting what looks like mould on them but the beef livers don’t? Both dehydrated the same and stored the same, chicken cut thinner than beef

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    • If you can add pics to your comments I could help better.

  20. Every dog owner at one point has bought this treat in the pet shop…..tripe. I can assure you I never have, lol. I plan on doing chicken soon (that’s why I’m here, I Googled) but my dogs absolutely love beets, zucchinis, sweet potatoes, bananas, apples and even tomatoes, all when dried.

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    • I’m glad your dog loves the dried veg and fruit, mine were never that keen the spoiled brats that they are! Glad you and the dogs are enjoying it.

    • Mine steal the fruit and veg directly of the plants in the garden if they can!

  21. One of my dogs is intolerant to chicken, so can duck feet be dehydrated in the same way as chicken feet?

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  22. One of my dogs is intolerant to chicken, so can duck feet be dehydrated in the same way as chicken feet?

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    • yes but might take less or more time depending on how big

  23. Why does it have to be frozen? Can’t it be kept in the fridge in a glass jar with a good lid? This is a very helpful blog.

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    • Hey Susan, in the short term it can just be fridged, But lifespan varies depending how much fat is on it, so its easier just to freeze if it’s more than a week or so.

    • Thanks Jamie

  24. Thanks for the great recipes! I just bought my dehydrator to make treats for my dog. Very excited to try these! Could I ask why you blanch the sweet potatoes first?

    Reply
    • Well done, your dog will love it and it saves a fortune on buying treats.

    • DJ asked why you blanch the sweet potatoes first………

  25. The best article read so far. Thanks for the tips about safety.

    Reply
    • Thanks Paige!

  26. thanks for the great advices! Have you dehydrated frozen mussels before? was thinking for my old dog but unsure if its safe as its frozen…

    Reply
    • No I’ve never tried that, wouldn’t buy them for myself so wouldnt buy for dog either… I have no idea if its ok or not, I only eat fish from the sea as a bit funny with sea food. Sorry and thanks.

    • Great finding this page. There appears quite a few sites it here but found this one more informative.
      Tried pork, today I’m dehydrating Ox heart and liver.

      Dogs do go mad for it

      Cheers

    • Thanks for commenting, yeah this is the original dehydrated treats ‘how to’, the rest came after and kinda copied it.

    • Has anyone dehydrated goose gizzards

    • Yes but I won’t do it again. They were very dry and thin.

    • I’ve tried dehydrating mussels for my dog and it’s a great substitute for glucosamine! Helps build his joints 🙂 drying time may take a little longer though. Hope this helps

  27. Thanks for the information enjoyed reading. We tried chicken hearts it was hard going as you had to cut the fat of the and trim down by the time you do than not much left over of the hearts

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  28. Can I dehydrate previously frozen raw meat? Thank you!

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  29. Can I dehydrate meat (chicken necks) that were frozen raw? Thank you!

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  30. How long and at what temp would you recommend chicken necks? Should they also be put in the oven after dehydrating? Thank you!

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  31. Hi. I have been dehydrating chicken stips from 11:00 PM last night until now, 7:00 PM. They still look shiny and a little wet. Is that normal?

    Reply
    • hard to say without seeing pic. is the wetness in fact just grease?

  32. Hi, just found your article on making dehydrate chicken treats. I used to buy Tucker’s Klassic Kelly’s chicken strips for my pups as they were “clean” single ingredient and individually wrapped. I noticed that when I opened the packets, the chicken was lightly greased. Could that have been a by product of the packaging or something they used to preserve the chewiness of the chicken? Basically, I’m wondering if I should brush the homemade dehydrated strips with coconut oil or something else that’s healthy and doesn’t expire to keep the chewiness? Thank you! -Kim

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  33. There’s a conflict of instruction/advise in the guide.. Do we bake them at 125/150 deg C to kill the pathogen?

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    • A quick bake at the end ensures they are free from any bugs, which they most likely will be anyway. I don’t bother personally, but since I’m posting this publicly I thought best to include it just to be safe.

    • Hi! Is it 125 or 150 deg Celsius?

    • The temp of 126 is what Oregon State Uni advised to kill any possible pathogens, I personally just used 150 cause of how my old cooker is – it’s not really an issue. Any temp from 126 and above is fine.

  34. Hi do you have a recipe
    book i can buy .
    I love these recipes but woukd like a book to use.
    Thank you.?

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  35. So it took me a few years to find you. This is a GREAT article. Thank you.

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  36. Thank you very i informative. I bought my machine a month ago and me and dogs very pleased with results. Although I think I might of over did the times, as very crisp when finished. We have done chicken, liver,kidney and steak so far. Will try fish next. Glad I invested now as I hate those plastic looking store bought treats.

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  37. This is fantastic! Great information, all the answers I was looking for in one place. I’ve purchased a dehydrator but wasn’t sure how to deal with the bacteria problem. You’ve helped me to conquer my doubts and fears and inspired me to no end. Thank you, from me and two very happy pooches!!

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  38. Hello!

    What is the best way when storing these treats to allow them to remai fresh and give them a longer shelf life?

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    • I guess ultimately the freezer is the best place.

  39. I dry fresh chicken wing tips for 24 hours in Excalibur dehydrator at 75 deg and sometimes they are greasy. If I put them in the oven for 10 mins at 150 deg C then they are dripping in fat. Why?

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    • Well sounds like wings are just too fatty. Chicken skin is also around 40% fat too so maybe try a breast or take time to de-bone and de-skin the wings.

  40. hello friends
    a question
    some of natural treats are beautiful snow white but some others are natural brown dried color. how they make those white? have they chemicals? are whites dangerous?

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  41. I’m new at this but want the best for my boy & just love all your recipes so much to choose from thank you Rita from Australia

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    • Thanks Rita

  42. What temperature and time for chicken necks for the dog?

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  43. Will the length of dehydrating hours affect the chewiness of the pig ears? I dehydrated it for almost 24 hours but it comes out chewy, if I want to make it more crunchy do I need to dehydrate them longer?

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    • Yeah they are still not fully dried, the dryer they get the crunchier.

  44. Hello, thank you for these ideas and directions. When dehydrating an ingredient, how much does the weight reduce by ? For example, how much does 1 kilogram of fresh liver reduce to when dehydrated?

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    • Oh, I’ve never bothered to weigh… but I reckon around 70% reduction in weight. Most food is mainly water.

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