Liver treats are a favorite among almost all dogs. If you want a recipe for a treat that will make your dog flip, try this recipe for Yorkie liver treats.
My family lives in the country, we love our small-town life. A few years ago my parents bought their annual cow from the butcher to fill their and our deep freezers. When going through the meat I saw several packages of beef liver and wasn’t sure what in the world I was going to do with it, I certainly didn’t want to eat it – I’m not a big meat eater to begin with. I figured I could give it to the dogs, but wasn’t sure how to prepare it, so I did some searching online and found hundreds of recipes for liver treats. I made up a batch and the dogs went WILD. I honestly think I could teach my little Catherine to do anything for one of her favorite liver treats.
Liver is a nutrient-rich organ that almost all dogs absolutely LOVE to eat. Liver can provide your Yorkie with protein, fat, vitamin A, copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus, zinc, B vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and essential amino acids. The best liver for dog consumption comes from beef, lamb, pork, chicken, or bison. It shouldn’t be fed all the time as the main diet, but used in moderation it can be great for your Yorkie.
Since we here at YSS love, love, love our liver treats, I thought I would share our secret recipe with you. The great thing about these treats is that you can customize it however you’d like – change up the flour, add cottage cheese, chopped fruits or veggies, replace the oats with something else or take them out, take out or increase the eggs, take out or change the cheese – the possibilities are literally endless. I have made these treats a variety of ways, and our favorite way is what I’m posting below. Enjoy!
Favorite Yorkie Liver Treat Recipe
1 lb liver
1 large egg
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup barley flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Liquefy the liver in a blender and add egg. Transfer to a bowl and add cheese.
Add dry ingredients and mix well. The mixture should be a thick concrete consistency.
Spread the mixture evenly onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Yes, it will make your house smell like baking liver bread (my husband is not a fan of the smell). The treats will be firm but slightly soft, like a brownie. Allow to cool and cut into bite-sized squares. Store in freezer or fridge and take out as needed.