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Hello my older dog,Buddy, doesn't only refuse it but even the times he has eaten it, he throws it right back up. It's beef liver and he has no issues with other beef products ? Have any of you had this problem? I've read and been advised to have liver be at least half of the organs fed. Any ideas? Can I give some other organ, he does love pancreas!
 

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Levi also really hates liver, which is funny because he loves liver treats, go figure. When he was on raw, to get him to eat it I would either freeze it, lightly cook it, or put peanut butter on it. :)
 

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Vegas LOVES liver, but will not eat it defrosted. I think it's the texture. He has no problem with frozen liver, maybe try that. If he is throwing it up maybe try a smaller amount. Or a different kind, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb or goat liver may be easier on him.
 
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Vegas LOVES liver, but will not eat it defrosted. I think it's the texture. He has no problem with frozen liver, maybe try that. If he is throwing it up maybe try a smaller amount. Or a different kind, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb or goat liver may be easier on him.
I think it might be texture too! Freezing it sounds like a good idea, thanks ?
 

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You can try liver from a different protein source. If he still doesn't like it, you can try feeding it frozen or partially frozen. Sometimes its a texture thing for some dogs.
 

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Aayla wouldn't touch hers at first. I chopped it up into small pieces and hid it in her portion of commercial raw that I have and goats milk. Then I started leaving bigger and bigger pieces. Now she eats it on her own just raw. I have the chicken liver right now though.
 

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It is most likely the texture he refuses to eat. You can cut it up and mix it with regular beef so he doesn't really have a choice :). Or freeze it, although I think frozen meat is harder to digest for dogs.
 

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Or freeze it, although I think frozen meat is harder to digest for dogs.
I have to disagree with this, I've fed frozen food often and never see any issue with it. My oldest can only handle frozen poultry and fish. If I give him thawed chicken or other poultry he pukes it back up within minutes. And no, he doesn't eat fast. He is also super picky and will only eat certain thing frozen. I'll also feed frozen when it's really hot out.
 

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It is most likely the texture he refuses to eat. You can cut it up and mix it with regular beef so he doesn't really have a choice :). Or freeze it, although I think frozen meat is harder to digest for dogs.
Its not any harder to digest than not frozen. Frozen or thawed, its still raw, and still digests the same.
 
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