Beef Liver Updated on: March 27th, 2019

The liver is an incredibly important organ not only in cattle, but sheep, elk, and many other animals (humans!) as well. The liver helps detoxify the body, helps with digestion, produces proteins, and secretes bile. The liver is by far the most nutrient dense organ you can feed!

why we feed

Although some muscle meats do contain vitamins and minerals, the liver has a more concentrated amount of nutrients. Liver is a vital part of your dog’s raw diet, and without it, the diet would be considered unbalanced.

how to feed

Most dogs love liver! However, if your dog is picky, you can do a few things to introduce liver into their diet! If the dog is new to a raw diet, mixing small amounts in to avoid diarrhea is recommended. You can also make “organ cubes” for your dog, which usually is ground up liver mixed in with goat’s milk or bone broth, and frozen! These cubes can be fed one with every meal for picky dogs. Liver should only make up about 5% of your dog’s raw diet.

Additional info

Liver is absolutely necessary in your dog’s raw diet, however, be careful about overfeeding! Overfeeding liver can cause vitamin A toxicity, so be sure to keep it around 5%.