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How to Make Chicken Jerky for Dogs: Vet Approved Recipe & Tips

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on March 24, 2024 by Dogster Team

How to Make Chicken Jerky for Dogs: Vet Approved Recipe & Tips


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Chicken jerky is a delicious treat for your dog. Most dogs love chicken, and it’s often found in dog foods. Some dogs may be allergic to chicken, but as long as your doggie has no chicken allergy, you can make your own chicken jerky for your dog without having to overspend for a bag at your local pet store. By making your own, you also have peace of mind in knowing that you’re offering your dog good-quality, single-ingredient jerky instead of taking a chance on your doggie eating jerky with unnecessary fillers or preservatives.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explore how to make chicken jerky for your dog and what to know, so you have all the necessary information to make yummy chicken jerky for your pooch.

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Before You Start

Having the correct kitchen appliances and ingredients beforehand will make the job much easier. Some recipes may require different ingredients and appliances, so be sure to check what you need before you start.

Helpful tip: When dealing with chicken to make homemade jerky, semi-freeze the chicken for 15 minutes to make slicing the chicken much easier.


Step-By-Step Guide for How to Make Chicken Jerky for Dogs



As you can see, making chicken jerky for your pooch is a simple process, and your doggie will love this tasty treat. Remember to avoid seasonings and ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Allow the chicken to cool completely before feeding it to your dog, and don’t forget to store the chicken in an airtight container to retain freshness.

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