Making home-made jerky for a pet can be a great way to have an economical, healthy, and easy to create treats. By making treats at home, pet owners will know the exact ingredients in their dog treats, and can have better control over their pets diet. Because jerky is solely comprised of dry meat, this is an excellent treat for dogs that have grain allergies. Home-made jerky is a high protein, lower sodium and low fat snack that provides healthy nutrition to a dog.
Things You'll Need
- Meat slicer or sharp knife
- Nonstick cooking spray
Set the dehydrator to approximately 145 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray all racks that will be used for the meat with non-stick cooking spray.
Slice the meat into thin slices, no wider than a half inch, ideally closer to a quarter inch. Cut against the grain of the meat. If the meat is frozen beforehand, it will make slicing thinly much easier. After slicing, allow any frozen meat to thaw before cooking in the dehydrator.
Set the meat in the dehydrator in even layers on the racks. Leave the meat in the dehydrator for about six hours. Check the meat to ensure that it is fully dehydrated. To check done-ness, the jerky should be able to bend without breaking when complete. The meat will take no more than 12 hours to fully cook.
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