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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Apr 18, 2:19 PM
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    Lambs liver for the dog
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    Lambs liver for the dog 14th Apr 18 at 2:19 PM
    Cooked or Raw?
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    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 14th Apr 18, 5:37 PM
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    If your dog is not raw fed then it's safer to avoid feeding it, liver is incredibly rich and even raw fed dogs only have it as roughly 5% of their diet, any more or feeding too much too soon will lead to explosive diarrhoea.

    If you do choose to give some, it really shouldn't be more than a tiny sliver.
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    Gitdog isn't raw fed. I've occasionally chucked a small bit of raw liver in his bowl and he's been fine.
    I tend to make and freeze liver cake though which I use a a training reward. Too much gives them the runs and can also trigger colitis if they're susceptible that way.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Apr 18, 8:01 PM
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    I did just give him a little mixed in with his normal kibble and it was cooked.
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    My dog is not used to raw meat, he will not eat it, only cooked it
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 30th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
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    I had one dog who didn't like the feel of raw liver but ate it very lightly grilled.

    When I changed to raw feeding I cut it up into tiny bits with scissors and mixed it in with her raw mince
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    • By Katiehound 1st May 18, 5:21 PM
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    Makes wonderful liver cake for training treats.
    Mine will almost jump somersaults for such indulgences!!
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    • By Georgia Taylor 3rd May 18, 9:11 AM
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    Depends on the size of the dog and the dogs history
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    • 3rd May 18, 9:11 AM
    Depends on the size of the dog and the dogs health history

    If your pet tolerates it without developing loose stools, you should consider feeding up to 1 oz. of liver per day for a medium to large dog, and up to 0.5 oz. per day or small dogs. Feeding double that amount of liver only 2-3 times a week is another good strategy. If your dog eats raw liver or consumes three servings of cooked liver a week, they could be headed for bone problems. Never feed your dog liver if they are also on vitamin A supplements.

    This information is approved by Pets the Nets and Dogs Naturally Magazine
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    • By sheramber 3rd May 18, 2:39 PM
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    According to VETINFO

    Symptoms of canine vitamin A toxicity include:

    appetite loss
    bone spurs
    constipation
    lethargy
    limping
    stiffness
    weakness
    weight loss

    Your dog may also be more sensitive to touch around his front legs and neck.

    Processed food will have Vitamin A added to it so adding raw/cooked liver should be done with care.
    • Deewelch
    • By Deewelch 8th Jun 18, 1:47 AM
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    You can give the liver half-cooked, dogs enjoy that kind of preparation.
    • w06
    • By w06 10th Jun 18, 8:16 AM
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    mine don't seem to like it raw, but love it lightly fried. As above not too much or too often as vitamin A toxicity is a risk (just as it would be if we ate too much vitamin A over a long period), the occasional treat when it's in the reduced section fine so long as their tums aren't sensitive to it though. Lamb heart also goes down well here, I tend to trim the fat off though.

    Please could someone post their liver cake recipe, ta
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