Healthy Homemade Dog Treats


healthy homemade dot treatsI have been wanting to get this post done for a long time. Lots of folks ask me about my healthy homemade dog treats. I always take a bag on our walks and sometimes share with their neighborhood buddies!

I am going to show you how I make my beef jerky treats . You can even help yourself to some as well if you want!

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

This treat is super easy to make and takes very little prep time.

You can find this recipe and others like it in my book titled: “Caveman Dog Treats For Your BFF: Easy Step-By-Step Instructions For Making All Natural Dog Treats Using REAL Food And Your Dehydrator.” It is available on Amazon. I also talk a bit about why I make my own dog treats, dehydrator selection, and a few other topics. While I prefer giving the BFFs treats without grains, Midge does give them Brew Bones, which they gobble up.

For this recipe, I use the pre-sliced meat from our local megamart. They have several options to choose from, –thin cut milanesa, thin-cut sirloin, and sometimes a “thin cut something else.”

Sometimes you can find this on sale or discounted!

homemade dog treats
I use the thin cut milanesa steaks. It has less fat to remove and the slices are mostly of uniform thickness. If some of the slices are on the thicker side, I can use a meat hammer to flatten them a bit.

homemade dog treats

Tools for the job, showing off “Excalibur,” my grilling knife!

So how thick is “just about right?”

Maybe about the width of a nickel or so.

The preference is to have the jerky to all dehydrate at the same rate and finish at the same time.

To start, just trim away any bigger pieces of fat. The BFFs like to get, or rather expect to get, smaller tidbits of the raw meat as I am doing this.

Cut to the desired width and line your dehydrator trays. Easy stuff!

homemade dog treats

Raw jerky, minus a few of those tidbits!

Next, dry the raw meat per your dehydrator owners manual. My experience is 6 to 8 hours or so.

homemade dog treats

All dried and ready to bag! Do not forget to give the BFFs a few as a taste test!

Last thing is to just bag it then your done!

homemade dog treats

How easy was that?

Woof! Woof!

The BFFs

The BFFs

I think someone wants a treat!

You can find this recipe and others like it in my book titled: “Caveman Dog Treats For Your BFF: Easy Step-By-Step Instructions For Making All Natural Dog Treats Using REAL Food And Your Dehydrator”
homemade dog treats


One thought on “Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

  1. Kim

    good recipe for homemade dog treats! My dogs just love them and I can feel good about giving them something without all those additives.

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