Dehydrated duck feet make look a little unsettling to humans, but dogs love to eat them! I was recently in my local pet store and was knocked over my the price of the small bag.
Dried duck feet are very easy to make and the cost works out to be a fraction of what you would pay in a pet store.
You can easily purchase fresh duck feet or chicken feet at your local Asian foods market. They are always available and are cheap to buy. I got 1 pound of fresh feet for $1.87.
You will need an oven rack, with drip pan, tin foil and olive oil. If you have a food dehydrator, your a lucky person!
STEP 1 – Wash The Feet
Wash the duck feet in cold water to clean off the old juices. If the claws have not been trimmed off already, do so.
STEP 2 – Coat The Feet In Oil
When I’m drying animal “parts”, I like to add a little oil to keep them from drying out too much.
STEP 3 – Place The Feet On The Rack
Place the duck feet on the oven rack. Make sure that the drip pan is covered with tin foil to catch any drippings.
When you have finished coating the feet in oil, place the duck feet on the middle rack of the oven. Turn you oven on to the lowest temperature setting, which is usually 250F. The drying time for the feet will vary from oven to oven, but start checking on the feet after 3 hours of drying time.
When your duck feet look like this, they are finished! Congratulations, you made healthy treats for your dog.