Just 3 ingredients make this easy liver cake for dogs. Your dogs will love this homemade baked treat. This dog liver cake is low carb and grain free too as we used almond flour.
It may not look the prettiest baked treat but it works as a great training treat and my dogs were circling the kitchen as it was baking like hungry sharks.
Making this was not the most pleasant thing for me, because it's liver but the look in my dog's eyes made it worth it. It would be also be "human friendly" but you would have to be a big fan of liver to snack on a piece of this!
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IS LIVER CAKE GOOD FOR DOGS?
Liver cake is a great source of vitamin A, protein, iron and copper. As with any homemade dog treat, only give a small amount as a treat.
WHAT LIVER IS GOOD FOR DOGS?
Liver from chicken, lamb, pork or beef can all be given to your dog, but for this recipe we use beef liver. Dogs find beef liver very tasty and is a great way to introduce organ meats to your dog's diet.
LOW CARB & GLUTEN FREE LIVER CAKE INGREDIENTS
Just 3 ingredients make this homemade baked dog treat. We used a low carb and grain-free flour which can be substituted for another flour.
- Beef Liver - full of vitamin A and is a nutrition rich organ meat for dogs.
- Eggs - packed with protein, fatty acids, minerals, folate, iron and selenium.
- Almond flour - this is a great low carb flour to replace wheat flour. If you are using coconut flour reduce the quantity.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
HOW TO MAKE DOG LIVER CAKE
I cleaned my blender twice in the dishwasher before I removed the image of making this in my mind and could make a smoothie!
Blend the liver and eggs
Pour the blended liver into a bowl
Add almond flour and mix
Spoon into baking tin and bake.
STORING LIVER CAKE
Once cooled and cut into pieces, the dog's liver cake can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
As this recipe does make a lot of small liver treats, any surplus can be frozen. We placed the cut liver pieces in small zip lock bags to defrost in smaller amounts later. They will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Yes it is. You can give your dogs raw liver if you are following a raw diet.
The recommended amount of cooked liver is 4 ounces for a large dog is 4 ounces and 2 ounces for a small dog.
A couple of small pieces a day can be fed to your dogs but always check with your vet first.
Although this recipe is a low carb and gluten-free recipe, you can use any dog friendly flours that you want. Just avoid white flours, as they have no nutritional value.
This does make a large amount of liver treats, and even for my 4 dogs, I found this more than enough and froze a lot of them.
For a smaller amount, half the recipe and bake in a smaller tin. You could use a small loaf tin to bake this too.
MORE HOMEMADE LIVER DOG TREATS
Your dogs will enjoy these tasty liver dog recipes.
Liver Cake for Dogs
- 1 lb beef liver
- 2 large eggs
- 8 oz almond flour or other flour
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F degrees. Line an 8 inch cake or baking tin with parchment paper.
- Place the liver and eggs in a blender. Blitz until you have a smooth mixture.
- Pour the blended liver mixture into a large mixing bowl and stir in the almond flour until you have a smooth mixture.
- Spoon or pour the mixture into the lined cake tin and bake for 35 minutes until firm.
- Set aside to cool before cutting the liver cake into bite-able pieces.