A few weeks ago, I shared the directions for making these dehydrated liver dog treats. Since sharing the post I received a few questions asking for more all-natural dog treats. Another treat we like to make Hally are these dehydrated chicken hearts.
Due to the natural cavity in chicken hearts, these treats are a great way to trick your dog into taking their medicine. Hally is very clever and every month when I would try to get her to take her Sentinel she would refuse. When I hid the Sentinel in her food she would find the pill and lay it on the floor. If I covered the Sentinel in peanut butter she would lick all the peanut butter away and leave the pill behind. It would take multiple attempts but I would eventually get her to eat it.
Chicken hearts have made this monthly task a breeze. I just cut a small slip in the top of the chicken heart and poke the Sentinel inside the cavity of the heart. I get Hally to do a trick and I reward her with the stuffed chicken heart. She devours the treat and so far, hasn’t realized that I am tricking her into taking her medication.
Dehydrated chicken hearts have also been a game changer at meal time. For over two years we tried to get Hally to eat two set meals per day but she had no interest in eating her food. Eventually, we started rewarding her when she finished eating all the food in her dish. This worked for a little while but she eventually lost interest in meal time again. For the past few months, I have been cutting up a dehydrated chicken heart into very small pieces to add to her food. She finally loves meal time. She gets really excited while I prepare her food then she licks the bowl clean.
These treats contain only one ingredient and they are a healthy treat option for your dog. Like any treats, these are not meant to be a meal replacement and should be given to your dog in moderation.
Cut the fat off the chicken hearts then line the chicken hearts on the dehydrator trays. Place the trays in the dehydrator and set the dehydrator to 158 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 hours. The chicken hearts should be cooked all the way through but still a little soft. I use the following Samson “Silent” Dehydrator purchased from Amazon.
I like to store a week’s worth of dehydrated chicken hearts in a mason jar in my fridge. I place the rest in a freezer bag and store in my freezer until needed.
These treats have Hally’s paw of approval. We really hope you and your dog enjoy these Dehydrated Chicken Hearts as much as Hally does. If you make these treats please let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to PIN this recipe, share your photos, and tell your friends!
Dehydrated Chicken Heart Dog Treats
Due to the natural cavity in chicken hearts, these treats are a great way to trick your dog into taking their medicine.
- Chicken Hearts
Cut the fat off of the chicken hearts.
Line the dehydrator trays with the chicken hearts. Set the dehydrator to 158 degrees Fahrenheit and dehydrate for 7-10 hours. The chicken hearts should be cooked all the way through but still a little soft.
Allow the treats to cool then make your dog do a trick and reward them with this delicious treat!
I recommend storing a week's worth of treats in an airtight container such as a mason jar then store the rest in a separate airtight container or freezer bag and freeze until needed.