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Woody's Place Dehydrated Liver Treats

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Dehydrated liver treats are one of our resident's favorite snacks here at Woody's Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary. And we feel good giving this healthy snack, which is loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients, to our residents.

Of course, they are available in stores and online for purchase, but dehydrated liver (and lung filet) snacks can be pretty expensive, especially if you have multiple dogs! And with the rising cost of living, many of us are on a budget.

Fortunately, dehydrated liver treats are super easy to make right in the comfort of your own home and at a fraction of the cost of store-bought treats!

So how does one make dehydrated liver treats for their fur friend? It's easy peasy!


1. Purchase chicken liver at your local grocery store, butcher, or farmer,

( It may NOT be readily available at the meat counter, so be sure to ask for it.)

2. Cut the liver into smaller pieces (this is optional) and place them on dehydrator racks.

(If you don't have a dehydrator, you can also use cookie sheets and place them in the oven.)

3. Program the dehydrator (or oven) to 140 degrees and cook for 8 hours.

4. Once liver pieces are dehydrated and cooled, store them in a container. Dehydrated liver treats do not have to be refrigerated.

Pro Tip: The dehydrated liver treats are finished when they are without moisture and have a leather consistency.

You can watch how we make dehydrated liver treats on our YouTube channel:


* Liver is rich in vitamin A, which is a fat-soluble vitamin that can become toxic when consumed in large amounts. Additionally, vitamin A is much higher in dehydrated liver than in raw liver.

There is a name for this known as "Liver Treat Toxicity" or "Hypervitaminosis A."

You can avoid Liver Treat Toxicity by providing your fur friend with a small amount (one or two) of dehydrated liver treats every few days.

If you suspect your fur friend has had too many dehydrated liver treats and may have Liver Treat Toxicity, please get in touch with your vet.

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