Dog food manufacturers and retailers are very good at making you think you have to buy packaged food and treats for your dog. However, another inexpensive alternative is to make your own – they're healthy, and additive and preservative free.
- Slice beef heart into very thin slices
- Lay strips across an oven racks
- Place a cookie sheet on the oven rack below to catch the drippings – you can line the cookie sheet with tin foil to make clean-up easier
- Roast at 170’ until the meat is dried – typically three to five hours
You can also do this on the BBQ – turn all burners to high, burn off any old drippings, clean your grill, turn one burner to low and the rest off, then lay strips across.
If you’ve got a dehydrator, just place the strips into the dehydrator until done.
As always, when handling these or any store-bought dog treats, wash your hands after handling.