• Hahnbee Choi, Cert. CN

How To Make Homemade Treats & Chews

Updated: Apr 21

Homemade treats are super easy and fun to make, plus they take out all the worry of sketchy ingredients or sourcing from store-bought treats.



Supplies:


  • Any lean protein of your choice

  • Dehydrator or Oven

  • Knife

  • Cutting Board


Choose lean cuts of meat to use. Otherwise, they won't dehydrate very well due to the fat.


Dehydrating bones should be avoided at all costs. Any time you add any heat processing to raw bones, there is always a risk of splintering and causing damage. Better safe than sorry!



Treat & Chew suggestions:


Treats:

  • Heart (with fat trimmed)

  • Lung

  • Muscle meat

  • Liver

  • Kidney

  • Tongue

  • Gizzards

  • Oysters

  • Mussels


Chews:

  • Trachea

  • Tendons

  • Pizzle

  • Ears (takes very long to dry depending on size)

  • Rabbit pelt

  • Backstrap


DEHYDRATOR


1. Cut the meat into slices or chunks. The thinner the cuts, the faster they dehydrate.

Pro Tip: Cut when the meat is slightly defrosted to make it easier to deal with!