The liver used in the production of our treats is hand inspected by us a second time. We trim off fat from the liver if necessary. This is discarded and it is not ground up for other uses. After inspection, each liver is sliced to exacting specification, ensuring our product is consistent in size, weight and thickness from batch to batch.
The benefit of dehydrating foods is that it is not a cooking process- no high-heat appliances are used. With a long period of time, the nutritional value doesn’t really change. Where you’ll see the difference is pound-for-pound; dehydrating removes 97.5% of moisture and makes the nutrients compact, so a pound of dehydrated liver would be higher in all levels (nutrient levels, as well as calories) than a pound of fresh liver. This is why we need to ensure we are not overfeeding liver treats! Since all the moisture has been removed, there is virtually no worry of the treats developing a mold or bacteria problem, provided it is stored in a sealed container, away from sunlight and moisture.
Voilà a nice tasty treat!