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Bison Brittle

These novel-protein dog treats are especially great for pups with red meat allergies and are powered up with the health-promoting properties of turmeric, cinnamon, and carob. Your dog is going to love these!

By: Suzi Beber

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Ingredients (Organic is best whenever possible.)

  • 1 pound grass fed or organic bison liver (Other livers can easily be used for this recipe, for example, beef, duck or turkey.)
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato, grated
  • 1 tsp carob powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup whole brown rice flour or another whole flour of your choice, for example, hemp or quinoa


  1. Preheat oven to 2000F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread liver paste onto parchment paper, and place cookie sheet on middle rack of oven.
  4. Bake for 3 hours. Remove cookie sheet from oven, take a test piece and break it in two—if you hear a “snap,” the brittle is done! If not, continue baking for another half hour.
  5. Once cool, treat your delighted dog with a piece! Be sure to cool completely before storage. Keep Bison Brittle in an airtight container or Ziploc bags, no refrigeration necessary. Will keep for months if completely dry/cool.

*Remember that treats and other additions to your dog’s regular meal should comprise no more than 10 percent of their daily intake. Always introduce new foods gradually to avoid stomach upset. When in doubt, consult your vet.

Bison is considered a non-allergenic protein, making it easily digestible for pets with a red meat intolerance. Grass-fed bison is free from pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics. It is also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and the B vitamins. Grass-fed bison is high in CLA (Conjugated Linolenic Acid), which has been recognized to help block tumour growth, reduce the risk of diabetes, and stimulate the immune system.

Sweet potato
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin E. They also provide many other important nutrients, including Vitamins A, B6, and C, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, copper, thiamine, and iron.  Sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrates, and are an example of a beta-carotene rich vegetable, which may be a significant factor in reducing the risk of certain cancers. They are also a good source of dietary fibre, helping to support a healthy gastrointestinal system.

Carob is the fruit of the carob tree, also known as the locust tree and St. John’s tree. Carob is rich in natural sugars and contains all the principal vitamins and minerals. It's been use for millenia— in ancient Egypt, carob pods were combined with porridge, honey and wax, as a remedy for diarrhea. They also used carob in recipes for expelling worms and treating poor eyesight and eye infections. In the 1st century AD, the Greek physician Dioscorides wrote that carob helped to relieve stomach pain and settle digestion, and this bit of news has not changed since.

Cinnamon has many applications. In the West, the inner bark is used primarily for digestive upsets, like indigestion and diarrhea. In China, cinnamon is well recognized as an energizing “herb,” used to treat kidney problems and even asthma.  Compresses made from diluted cinnamon tincture help to relieve arthritic and rheumatic pain.

Turmeric has many benefits. It exhibits liver-protective qualities similar to milk thistle and artichoke. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful antioxidant. Turmeric stimulates the immune system and is used as both an anti-carcinogen and as part of some cancer treatments.  It is considered one of the best anti-mutagenic foods.


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By: Suzi Beber
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