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Do you have extra Kombucha SCOBY’s….make homemade dog treats! I don’t know about you, but I have jars of SCOBY’s in my refrigerator! If you have a dog make him/her some homemade SCOBY dog treats. They can be fed to pets, either fresh or by drying them into jerky.
Every week I make 2 gallons of Kombucha and my dog is always waiting by for a scrap to drop. He loves SCOBY’s!
SCOBY Dog Treats
If you have a dog make them some homemade SCOBY dog treats. They can be fed to pets, either fresh or by drying them into jerky.
- Leftover SCOBY
- Grab a tray with a rack. The rack helps keep the SCOBY pieces from sticking to the tray.
- You will also want a clean cutting board and your leftover SCOBY’s.
- Cut each SCOBY into strips. The size of the strips depends on the size of your pet. I make mine on the 1/2"-1" in diameter side for my 25lb dog.
- Lay the SCOBY's flat on the rack and dry at 80°-‐90°F, until they reach the consistency of jerky.
- Cover with a cloth to keep the fruit flies and pests away.
- Give one to your dog, make sure the first time you give your pet a new type of treat that you watch them while they eat it (my dog likes to take treats and hide them around the house!).
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*Note from Kate: I would personally use my dehydrator to make these because there is a door that covers them and no pests can get in. HERE is the dehydrator that I use and love, love, LOVE. But, if you do not have a dehydrator, you can use the oven as well. Want to read about another trick to use up extra SCOBY’s? I use them in my garden!
16 Replies to “How to Make SCOBY Dog Treats”
Well this was timely! I have a jar that is FULL of SCOBY….poor neglected jar lol. It's got to be a really good strain because it has been neglected before hahaha….always still pretty and smells great. I hate throwing away all the SCOBY! I guess I know what my next project for my pooch is!
Awesome! Waste not 🙂
Could you give these to cats, too?
Sure, if they will eat them
Please please if you’re going to make this for your animals, use only scobies that were grown with caffeine free teas. I know people who have had dogs die from over dose of caffeine linked to eating scoby treats!
Wow…that seems highly unlikely. You are saying that you actually know more than one person who has had a dog die from eating scobies? I suspect that is not true.
How often would you say I could give these to my dog?
I think one a day is fine
I find it interesting that Dorothy didn’t respond back to your clarification Krista. My dog loves them. ☺ Happy healthy guy…my cat, not so much. Lol.
I don’t have a dehydrator and the oven doesn’t go as low as 80-90 degrees. I have them in the oven to keep pests away and they are turning gray after a day. I have no idea if this is ok or not. Any advice?
You have them in the oven for a day? Mold might be growing?
Try to feed them tiny pieces of fresh scoby. Our dogs are crazy about them, so we started complimenting at least one of daily meals with a spoon of fresh scoby chunks. Works SUPERBLY. Thanks for the idea.
ooh, that’s even easier!
I do that too. I cut up the SCOBY with scissors and add to their homemade stew. They love it!
It’s best to feed RAW SCOBY. Heat can render it nutrient deficient and kill the beneficial bacteria.