Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe
Liver dog treats will satisfy even the most ardent liver lover. And you can easily make them at home. After you have the liver cooked, the dog biscuit recipe can be completed in a little over an hour!
And your dog will soon be enjoying his dog liver treats, as soon as they have cooled!
The advantage of using your own dog liver treats recipe to make these dog biscuits is that you can control the ingredients, and the treats won’t contain harmful preservatives.
This recipe uses all natural whole grains and I’ve included brewer’s yeast for extra nutrition, as well.
Brewer’s yeast is rich in B complex vitamins, is heart-healthy and helps to keep the fleas away from your pet.
And the oatmeal in the dog biscuits will help to keep your pet’s cholesterol count down!
Use Liver Dog Treats in Moderation
This liver dog treats recipe is made from healthy ingredients and is nutritious for your dog—but there is a caveat to this.
The treats are rich in iron – which is a good thing. But, as with many things in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing!
If your pet has too much iron in his diet, the iron can interfere with his absorption of phosphorous. This is rare, but it does happen, and you have to be especially careful with small breed dogs.
So don’t make any liver treat (bought or homemade)–your dog’s exclusive dog treats.
That having been said, Skipper, our miniature schnauzer, loves these homemade dog biscuits liver treats. I give them to her as a special treat, and she gobbles them up—sometimes before they could hit the floor!
I think that your dog will like them too!
By the way, if your dog loves liver treats but you just don’t have the time to bake them, consider buying some high quality treats like these from TruDog.
Here’s the recipe…
Liver Dog Treats Ingredients
- 1/2 lb. chicken livers, cooked and chopped (can substitute beef livers)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
- 1/4 cup wheat or oat bran
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 T. brewers yeast
- 1 T. chicken base
- 1T. dried parsley leaves
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil
- Cook the chicken livers. I usually just steam them or boil them until they are done.
- Drain the livers.
- Place the chicken livers, water, and oil in a blender or food processor and process until the mixture is smooth.
- Put the liver mixture in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the other ingredients slowly and mix until they are completely mixed together. I use the dough hook on my mixer, as the dough gets pretty stiff. If you don’t have a mixer with a dough hook, you can finish mixing everything by using your hands.
- Take sections of dough and roll each chunk until it is 1/4” thick.
- Using a palm held pizza cutter, cut the dough into ¾-1” squares.
- Using a pancake turner, transfer the dog biscuits onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake the liver biscuits for 30-45 minutes at 300 degrees F or until they are nicely browned.
- Turn off the oven and let the biscuits continue to dry in the oven overnight. They will be very dry and crisp in the morning.
Because these liver dog treats contain fresh liver, I always refrigerate or freeze the biscuits to make sure that they stay fresh.
Any pet treat that contains meat should be refrigerated for safety.