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Old 16th December 2012, 02:31 PM
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Dehydrating Organs

Timber is getting close to the point where organs will be introduced to his diet. In the past Timber was a nightmare with eating his organs. He's a smart dog and is always trying to trick me.

I want to dehydrate his organ meals. Would I measure the amount he needs before or after dehydration?

Also, I want to share how cunning Timber can be. Sometimes he gives me a hard time with his food and there will be times where he doesn't want to eat the bone-in meat, only the boneless. So i've been giving him his bone-in meat first, only when he eats it all I give him the rest. It was working great for a while. I noticed now, that he's hiding his half eaten bone-in meat at the front door (the dogs eat on the back porch) and i've been giving him the rest thinking he ate it all.

Crazy dog.
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Old 16th December 2012, 04:09 PM
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Measure before dehydrating I think.
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Old 16th December 2012, 06:56 PM
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Measure before dehydrating or you will overfeed the rich organ meats and likely give him a bad case of the runs.

My Marrok was not good about eating organ meat at all so I developed a couple of tricks to get that portion into him. One trick was to very lightly sear his organ meats in a bit of butter and garlic. Very quickly, very hot pan and not really cooking it at all and feeding from the hand while still warm (and making a big verbal fuss about "mmmmm yummy meat treat").

The other thing I did sometimes was take liver and slice it thin then stick it between the skin and the meat of a chicken leg. Just make sure it's not big honking hunk of liver and mostly it seemed like Marrok never noticed it while crunching down on the chick leg quarter.

I think with Marrok is was more about the texture of the organ meats, being slippery and all that, that he didn't care for so the above two things either changed the texture enough or hid it enough to do the trick with him.
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Old 16th December 2012, 10:00 PM
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It's hard getting them to eat something they don't like, lol.

At least Tynan and Dallas love EVERYTHING including all organs.
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