Hi there, in my quest to get one of my dogs to like different organ meats, it seems hopeless.
She is a little GSD mix and she refuses to eat other types of liver and certain organs unless I cook them and hide them in her food. She eats raw beef and calf liver no problem, but discriminates other animals’ livers lol.
We are only on a partial raw diet (TOTW kibble in the AM and raw in the evenings) but my question is, is it healthy for her to just have this one specific organ? Or do I need to look into supplements? Or continue with my cooking and hiding method? lol
Have you tried feeding frozen or semi-frozen?
I have not. I didn’t think it would make much of a difference but I might try it!
She tends to smell stuff and turn her nose up at it. She’s so dramatic lol
Sometimes it is a texture thing. Many dogs who are averse to organs will eat them frozen or semi-frozen.
If it is only a “smell” thing (vs a texture thing), I’d advise only giving a light sear to change the nose, but not fully cooking the organ, if possible. It could take a process of more cooked, to progressive less seared, to raw.
Precutting fresh organs into 10% of the daily diet-sized pieces and then individually freezing the pieces can make one’s life easier (assuming the frozen tip works).
For sure! Thanks so much, I will definitely try it. We already have them separated into 1-2oz servings so it works out 🙂
I’ve seen these 2 strategies work for many (many) dogs. One will almost always do the trick.
If the frozen trick works out, feeding gets that much easier. No thawing.
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