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I've been busy dehydrating a range of things for the dogs and my small furries - I've saved a fortune on dog treats and since Louie seems to have a grain intolerance my dehydrator has become a life saver on treats.

 

Lamb & Pig Kidneys

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Lamb Hearts

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Venison Liver

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Salmon Slices

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Diced Turkey Thigh

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Pig Hearts

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And for the small furries

 

Apple Rings

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Banana Slices

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I'd imagine my liver and kidneys are in a similar condition following the weekend I've had.

 

Ouch! Bet it was fun though :lol:

 

Watch the Offal tiny amounts are ok but just a little too much and they get squirty. Most gundog trainers are not keen on treats but I like them for teaching an odd thing or two initially, quickly moving away from them.

 

Mine don't get much offal in their meals - they get one meal of offal a week so these are great. However I took Lou out yesterday with the Turkey Thigh and he's never worked for something so much. So I'll definitely be dehydrated whole meats more now.

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You should package that up and sell it to Tesco as beef jerkey.

 

I was thinking of making it a small business but can't be doing with taxes and licencing etc..

 

I do have some beef strips doing at the moment actually :lol: The dogs woke me up stupidly early and I thought they really needed the toilet - but their noses went straight to where the dehydrator is.

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wow can i come round for dinner :)

 

ETO - looks like agood idea , but i know nothing about it , is it cost effective . does dehydrating kill off bacteria etc

how much does a dehydrator cost?.

where do you get your venison livers , think they would make a nice chewy snack

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wow can i come round for dinner :)

 

ETO - looks like agood idea , but i know nothing about it , is it cost effective . does dehydrating kill off bacteria etc

how much does a dehydrator cost?.

where do you get your venison livers , think they would make a nice chewy snack

 

and where can I get one?

 

Thanks,

lee

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You can do similar without a gadget. Boil some water put in the chopped liver etc and just par boil, drain well then leave in a very light oven for a fair period or on a long burning stove etc. Don't work with fruits but it does just fine with liver, kidney, heart etc.

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Amazon - Andrew James Dehydrator - £35 ;)

 

Not sure about bacteria - I imagine so - but if it's for the dogs then bacteria is nothing to them.

 

Vension liver was from http://www.wildmeat.co.uk/

 

The diced Turkey thighs - cos I didn't cut them up smaller before hand took 3 days to dry. So some things take longer than others.

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Can you do this with any meat? I have a load of pigeons, pheasants, duck in the freezer.

 

Lee

 

I suppose you could. I know of people who have put whole sprats in, pigs skin..

 

Here's the thread from the forum where I found out about it. There are loads of ideas once you get through everyones post. But I will say - if you are doing it for human consumption - cook the meat first, cool then put in the dehydrator, unless you like raw meat..

 

http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-health-nutrition/283238-im-love.html

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