The Pet Treat Maker by Open Country (NESCO) is a really great item for pet lovers, those who enjoy dehydrating food and saving money. Dehydrating food is easy and can be fun. It can be used in place of canning and freezing and saves so much room if you already have storage issues. NESCO offers this product on their website for $59.95.
This is the actual Pet Treat Maker by Open Country (NESCO). It’s super light, easy to use and even easier to clean.
5 drying trays
Recipe book with 25 homemade recipes for your pet
2 dog bone and 1 fish-shaped treat cutters
Jerky gun with 3 attachments for making jerky strips and sticks
5 packets of pet treat spice (enough to season 5 pounds of treats)
I used the Parmesan Bacon Chicken Strips recipe as a guide (page 7) on my Pet Treat Maker by Open Country’s (NESCO) Manual. It was the least intimidating recipe I could find and I had all the ingredients. I used the turkey leftovers from Christmas instead of chicken. I also tossed in Carrington Farm’s Organic Flax Hemp Blend and plain yogurt. I never follow a recipe precisely.
Dehydrate 3 to 5 hours in the Pet Treat Maker. When your treat is done, it should be dry, with no moisture remaining, and break easily.