What temperature should I dehydrate my dogs bones? Get Your Pet Thinking

Why homemade dog treats?

Homemade dog treats are healthier! With just a dehydrator (or oven) you can customize exactly what kinds of yummies your dog is eating. Dehydrating treats gives you full control over portions & ingredients without additives that could upset your pup’s stomach. Additionally, homemade treats are generally cheaper and healthier than store bought ones. Keep in mind, these are treats and should not replace the dog’s usual meals as the dehydrating process does remove some of the nutrients from the food.

What do you need to make dehydrated dog treats? Tips & tricks to make perfect dog treats:

  • Get a dehydrator. If you do not own a dehydrator, you can use your oven at a low temperature (150 degrees F). We recently upgraded to an Excalibur 3948CDB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator and find that it is much more effective than the dehydrator shown in this post. The dehydrator shown in this post is the more cost effective NESCO FD-75A. The NESCO works well for small pieces of food but if you will be dehydrating meaty bones or larger pieces, you will need a dehydrator like the Excalibur that has removable trays
  • The thinner you cut your ingredients, the faster they’ll be ready.
  • Dehydrating can get smelly so set up your dehydrator in an outdoor space if possible.
  • Freeze meat treats to avoid any build up of bacteria
  • Most dehydrated treats are meat products. If meat makes you uncomfortable, we recommend not reading further. Of course, what you feed your dogs is entirely up to you so we entirely understand and respect your decision.
  • Can dogs eat dehydrated lamb bones?

    The short answer is yes but: lamb bones are one kind of bones that dogs can consume, but they need to be large enough so that it doesn’t fully fit in the dog’s mouth. The bone should not be cooked as it has chances of being broken in pieces that the dog can swallow, and it will cause internal damage in that case.

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    A great way to transition your dog to feeding them a complete and balanced raw diet is to start with the addition of dehydrated single ingredient or limited ingredient treats to their diet! Use these as motivators for a job well done or a new trick learned and eventually they will recognize the similar tastes of their treats in the raw dog food as well.

    If you want healthy dog treats shipped directly to your door, we do offer healthy venison jerky treats your dog will roll over for. Made simply with venison heart, tongue, kidney, and a pinch of salt even humans can take a bite if they want to.

    With the same ingredients, you can also make these venison treats at home! If you can get your hands on some USDA-certified, locally sourced venison meat and organs, by all means, we encourage you to dehydrate and serve to your health-conscious pup.

    Although we plan to expand our treat selection in the near future to include single ingredient dehydrated treats, there are simple ways to provide your dog with healthy treats made right in your home!