Homemade chicken gizzard dog treats are nutritious and economical. They are also super easy to make. In addition, a variety of healthy herbs can be used to add flavors and nutrients to the treats. This page will show you how.
In some parts of Asia, chicken (and duck) gizzards are exotic delicacies and there are different ways of cooking them.
But what are chicken gizzards?
A gizzard is a part of the chicken's digestive system, a second stomach if you may, that grinds the food for easy digestion.
Chicken gizzards are small but because of all the grinding work they do, they are tough muscles. They are also packed with nutrients, in particular, protein and a considerable amount of fat. They are also rich in iron and zinc, so they are good for dogs who are anemic. In addition, they provide a good source of vitamin B12, which is essential for a healthy immune system and a properly functioning neurological system.
Gizzards can be made into something like "jerky chips", and are perfect for training.
If your dog has food allergy, you may want to consider using duck gizzards for this recipe.
Duck is a protein source that most dogs have not been exposed to, and is often used in making hypoallergenic dog foods. Similarly, duck organ meats are uncommon protein sources for dogs; therefore, duck gizzards and hearts can be used to make treats for dogs with allergies. It's worth a try!