Liver Cake Recipe
By Victoria Morris
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and using a food processor mix the liver, garlic and eggs together.
Next mix in the flour and then pour in the water.
Following this, line a baking tin with butter and grease proof paper and fill the tin with the mixture.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked and when baked leave the cake to cool.
Once cooled, slice the cake into cubes and use as treats for training or whenever you want to give your dog a treat.
You can also freeze the cake if you have plenty left over and this means you can keep stock of the cake in the freezer and take it out as and when you need it.
Making this Recipe for Dogs:
If you are making this recipe for your dog and your dog has allergies to red meat, you can use tuna, white fish or chicken. Vets do normally advise white fish to be a good option.
Some dogs can have allergies to eggs, if your dog does have this allergy do not use this recipe, if you are not sure if your dog has allergies to eggs and they have never eaten eggs before, please do consult your vet before using this recipe.
Garlic is optional in this recipe. Although small amounts of garlic are usually fine, vets do normally advise to omit all garlic but again consult your vet for their advice. Garlic can easily be omitted from this recipe.
Please consult your vet before making this recipe for your dog to determine suitability for your dog and their individual needs.
Making this Recipe for Cats:
If you are making this recipe for your cat, you can replace the liver with either tuna or white fish.
Vets normally advise small amounts of liver are perfectly fine for cats but it is important not to provide your cat large amounts of liver as this can promote a build-up of excess Vitamin A. It is generally thought however that using white fish or tuna would be more suitable for your cat’s dietary needs. Please do consult your vet as to what would be the best choice for your individual cat.
One idea you may like to try is to vary your treats between some liver cake and some fishcake.
Garlic is optional in this recipe. Vets do normally advise to omit all garlic but again consult your vet for their advice. Garlic can easily be omitted from this recipe.
Please consult your vet before making this recipe for your cat to determine suitability for your cat and their individual needs.
Monitoring your Pet’s Weight:
When applying treat-based training or any treating to your pet’s diet, please do regularly monitor your pet’s weight and apply appropriately to your pet’s diet.
You can weigh your pet at your local veterinary surgery. Some pet shops do have facilities to weigh your dog. Going to your vets to weigh your pet however can help you to maintain good positive associations with the vet.
You can take your pet into the surgery, perhaps do some training and a few fun behaviours in the waiting room, perhaps say a quick ‘hello’ to the vet and weigh your pet at the same time. This way your pet understands that not all the time they go to the vet do they have to be examined or a procedure is carried out. If you can add a little training to the procedure and a few treats, that’s great too!!
This will aid any training you are doing with your vet and trainer to train cooperative behaviour in relation to veterinary examinations/procedures.