Hally was starting to get a little low on treats so I headed to the grocery store to pick up a fillet of salmon. I cut off a piece to bake for my supper then set aside the rest to make treats for Hally. The salmon still had the skin attached so I used it to make Hally some dehydrated salmon skins.
I also made Hally dehydrated salmon treats but I will share that process another day.
Dehydrated salmon skins are easy to make but require the use of a dehydrator. We own a Samson “Silent” Dehydrator and absolutely love it. We purchased ours 3 years ago when we first started making Hally dehydrated treats. As the name implies the dehydrator is very quiet and the fan is located at the back allowing for even heat and air flow.
Cut the salmon skin into strips approximately 1-inch wide then line the strips onto the tray of your dehydrator. Make sure not to overlap the strips of salmon skin. Set the dehydrator to 158 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 to 8 hours. The dehydrated salmon skins are ready once the skins are completely dry and easy to break into pieces.
If you own the Samson “Silent” Dehydrator you can just set the timer and check on the salmon skins at the 6-hour mark. If you own a different brand of dehydrator you may be required to move around the trays to ensure even heat distribution.
Hally likes to periodically check on the dehydrator, aka The Treat Machine, to make sure no one has taken any of her yummy treats.
If you want to use the dehydrated salmon skins as training treats makes sure to break them into tiny bite-sized pieces. I recommend using the dehydrated salmon skins as a special treat. When we have dehydrated salmon skins on hand we usually limit them to 1-2 per week and store the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.
These dehydrated salmon skins have Hally’s paw of approval. If your dog enjoyed these treats it would mean the world to me if you leave a comment below. Don’t forget to Pin this post and share it with your family and friends. Until next time!
Happy Treat Making!