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Substitute for liver

luvmypaps
August 14th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Hello
Does anyone know if you can substitute liver with maybe ground beef or bison in a recipe that calls for liver? Marian :ca:

Luba
August 14th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Is this for you or for your dogs? :D

Whats the recipe?

luvmypaps
August 14th, 2005, 08:23 PM
it's for my dogs and they are liver brownies or biscuits.

raingirl
August 14th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Why substitute? Beef liver is cheap at the butchers, probably cheaper than gound beef.

Luba
August 14th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Some people can't stand the smell of cooking liver.

Yes you can substitute it, try using chicken instead of beef liver it doesn't smell as bad and still very cheap :D

luvmypaps
August 15th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Sorry I should have told you my dog can't tolerate beef liver and he has an allergy to chicken. I thought about Ostrich liver but I am not sure if it is as rich as the beef liver.

StaceyB
August 15th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Is the ostrich liver as full of moisture as the beef liver. If not you may need to add water to the mixture otherwise it may turn out too dry. What about pork liver. It is easy to get and just as cheap.

Luba
August 15th, 2005, 11:10 AM
Your dog has an allergy to chicken?? Really?
Please tell me how you found that out, I am very interested.

luvmypaps
August 15th, 2005, 02:39 PM
We had him tested and found he was allergic to chicken, lamb,wheat,grains,corn, rice and a few more

StaceyB
August 15th, 2005, 02:43 PM
That has to be difficult to deal with.

Prin
August 15th, 2005, 06:31 PM
Your dog has an allergy to chicken?? Really?
Please tell me how you found that out, I am very interested.
Boo is intolerant to chicken and we found out because every time he eats chicken he throws up violently for about a week...

luvmypaps, he is allergic to grain? What does that mean? No millet, no flax, no oatmeal? Just beef and veggies? I suppose fish is ok too, right?

luvmypaps
August 15th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Actually he is fine with millet, we use beans, lentils, etc. and I bake biscuits for him using chick pea flour. It takes some guess work but it is doable.
I do what I have to because I love him, he is my besy bud.

Puppyluv
August 15th, 2005, 09:47 PM
We had him tested and found he was allergic to chicken, lamb,wheat,grains,corn, rice and a few more
That's like our Belgian, she's allergic to all of those plus beef pork and dairy. She loses all the fur on her paws and face when she eats any of them. (Not a pretty sight :sad: )

luvmypaps
August 17th, 2005, 08:20 PM
That's like our Belgian, she's allergic to all of those plus beef pork and dairy. She loses all the fur on her paws and face when she eats any of them. (Not a pretty sight :sad: )
i'm just curious what type of meat(protein) do you feed her then?

Puppyluv
August 17th, 2005, 08:25 PM
She eats venison (sigh..... to be a dog..... :p )

luvmypaps
August 19th, 2005, 02:25 PM
PuppyLuv
Have you tried Elk or Ostrich my dogs seem to do well with those.

Puppyluv
August 19th, 2005, 02:34 PM
We did try elk, and she was good on that, never ostrich though. We chose to give her venison instead because it's more readily available to us than elk. She also did ok on duck, but it was a little rich for her at times. She was also a vegetarian dog for a while..... man she's tried everything :p