It’s been a while since I made dehydrator dog treats!
I don’t know why. I
They had frozen salmon on sale at our local grocery store this week, so I jumped at the chance to buy up a bunch and make a big batch of homemade dog treats. All it takes is 5 minutes prep and they drive my dogs wild. Kolchak will do pretty much anything for a piece of these Salmon dog treats.
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Salmon dog treats are a huge hit at Casa de Kolchak.
But the dogs rarely get them. They’re just. so. pricey. I get it! Fish shrinks a lot when you dehydrate it, so it takes a whole lot of fish to make a small
I always use frozen or canned salmon when I’m making dog treats.
Particularly here on the West Coast, where Salmon are prone to something called salmon flukes – a parasite that is transferred to your dog can be fatal. The parasite is killed by deep-freezing the fish for several months or fully cooking it. I can’t be too careful, so I like to do both.
How to make Salmon Dog Treats in the Dehydrator
1 lb. frozen salmon
1 tbsp. real maple syrup
1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
How to Make the treats:
Remove salmon from the freezer and allow to thaw for 10- 15 minutes, until pliable, but still frozen. (This will make it easier to slice.)
Slice the salmon across the width into 1/4″ – 1/2″ strips.
Place salmon in the dehydrator and set it to the highest temperature or “meat” setting. Dry salmon for 6 -10 hours until cruncy and dried all the way through.
Store in an airtight container in a dark space for up to 3 months. (lol, like they’ll last that long with hungry, spoiled dogs around!)