I treat, often, but only tiny pieces. I'm wondering if dried meat (jerky) would be okay. I found a DIY food dehydrator (Which is WAY cool) and I really want to try it. I don't know if anyone likes the cooking show "Good Eats" but I love that guy. And the dehydrator is his idea - you can see a vid here:
Oh yes; my dogs eat almost exclusively dehydrated treats with exceptions of what friends/family get for them, lol! I have a dehydrator and have made various kinds of jerky. I even arrange some in shapes so that they better fit in one of our kong-type toys; that can keep a dog busy for hours! Rob and I have honestly debated investing in a larger scale dehydrator just so we can make truly safe dog treats and chicken jerky. We'll see!
I dehydrate meats/organs. Fairly new to the organs. But yes you can make them without a dehydrator. Set your oven to 140F, leave the door open a little, and a fan on to circulate the heat. I have tried this with my toaster oven and desk fan. Did pretty well for chicken strips. Took about the same time a dehydrator.