Dog Treats

sfeuerborn

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Hey All,

When processing an animal in the field are there any parts that you take for the pup that you wouldn't otherwise? I've heard some of the lower leg tendons, trachea and liver are primo dog treats.

Cheers,
Sam
 

WyoDoug

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In the wild, the favorite parts that wolves eat is the internal organs like the kidneys, liver, heart. All of them should work to make dog treats with. The high gristle portions such as the brisket would also be a good one.
 

ElkFever2

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Deer: Front forelegs cut into chunks, chopped liver (soaked), chopped heart, and any other misc trimmings that are too small to cut the silver off for burger. I simmer in an XL stock pot for about 4-6 hours and remove after the silver gets gummy - want to make sure I cook it enough so nothing gets caught in my dog's GI track. Most important is avoiding large pieces of elastic connective tissue near the sternum and joints as this can can easily become an obstruction. Put into quart Ziploc freezer bags and freeze, then move one bag at a time to the fridge to feed to the dog over a 4-day period. She loves it! Yield of maybe 7-8 lbs off a 130 lb deer.
 

jryoung

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I take everything outside of the alimentary canal and everything that isn't going to be eaten by me or my wife gets made into dog food. Trachea and neck tendons on big animals like elk are great treats for the pooch.
 

WyoDoug

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If you got a machine strong enough, I bet the bones can be ground into bone meal and then reformed into dog biscuits and be far more nutritious than the grain based product you buy in a store.
 

WyoDoug

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Use finest tooth blade you have if you cut bones for dogs or even during butchering or the bones may splinter and cause problems.
 
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