Family Pet Care

Home-Made Jerky Treats

Homemade Jerky Treats

I have no idea where one of our client’s found this recipe – but her dog loved it!

Wash 3 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken and remove fat.
Place chicken on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Place in freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. This will make chicken easier to slice.
Remove chicken from freezer and slice into long, thin strips.
Place on dehydrator trays so strips are not touching. There should be room for air to circulate between them.
Turn the dehydrator to 160 degrees and let it run for 15 to 20 hours (time varies by machine).

Finished jerky should be dry and brittle with a sort of orange color. If any part of the strip appears soft, shiny or greasy, it’s not done. Chicken must be dried thoroughly to prevent bacterial contamination.

Place in freezer bags and store in refrigerator or freezer.
Feed to delighted dogs.

Remember that treats–and jerky is a treat–should make up no more than 10 percent of your pet’s daily diet.

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