Chicken Feet are a great, healthy, single ingredient chew to treat your dogs with. My local Petco sells chicken and duck feet for $2 each – and the dogs go nuts for them. When you’re constantly buying these, $2 each adds up.
Here’s a secret … you can buy 25 raw feet at your local grocery for $3.50 and make them yourself. That comes out to 14 cents per foot, which is a heck of a lot better than $2!
Making your own dehydrated chicken feet is SO easy. All you need is a dehydrator ( this is the one I have ) and a pack of feet. My Walmart and Food Lion both call them “paws” so if you’re having trouble finding them, make sure you search for paws instead of “feet!”
When I said that this was easy, I wasn’t kidding. Simply arrange your raw chicken feet on the dehydrator trays, and fire it up. I let it run for typically 24 hours, or until there is no moisture left in the feet.
Once they’re done, I transfer them to a gallon Ziploc bag, and store in the freezer! You can thaw them, or feed them frozen!
My dogs enjoy chicken feet on special occasions, but they contain high levels of glucosamine, chondroitin, and collagen – all great for joint health, so your dogs could enjoy chicken feet on a daily basis!