I have beef livers dehydrating right now. My question is this--the dehydrator came with a book of recipes for making dog treats. It said if you are dehydrating meat to boil it in a sauté pan of water first to cook it as dehydrating raw meat at the low temp that the machine works and for the extended length of time can cause bacterial growth. I normally feed commercial raw and feel like I have a novice grip on raw, but this threw me a bit. They have a recipe for making dog jerky with raw hamburger meat, but it says the salt in the jerky packet deters the bacteria growth. For those that dehydrate meat, do you cook it first? Thanks for overlooking my constant questions.
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