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Meg’s Tripawd Treat Training Liver Cake Recipe

Does your Tripawd have discriminating taste when it comes to treats? Need a little extra incentive to keep your hero on target for certain training activities? Well it’s time to give Meg’s Tripawd Treat Training Liver Cake Recipe a try!

If you haven’t met the Meg-a-Star yet, you must check out her blog. She’s a front leg canine amputee in the UK who has come a long way since the day she was told that she was not a good amputation candidate. She proved them wrong and today she’s living large with the best physio care possible, which includes her new set of Eddie’s Wheels.

Tripawd Treat Training for Meg’s New Wheels

After many consultations with her physio therapist, it was determined that Meg would benefit from a custom wheelchair from Eddie’s Wheels. Clare, Meg’s mum, is documenting the process here in the Hopping Around Discussion Forums topic. As you’ll learn, it takes patience, a good sense of humour and some talented culinary skills to help a Tripawd adapt to a wheelchair.

We tried the wheels again this afternoon. Again, just very briefly. I hummed and hawed about whether to do it, worried that if it went badly, we might undermine this morning’s progress, but then if it went well, we might consolidate it. In the end, I baked a fresh batch of liver cake, and with this irresistible offering warm in my hand…

This time there was no resistance at all to being put in the wheels. And she walked in them without any issues, even turning a couple of corners all by herself, which is remarkable, frankly. When I got her out, she was so pleased with herself, she danced all over the garden.

When Clare mentioned her liver cake recipe, we had to find out how to make this tantalizing treat. Clare was kind enough to share it with us, and Jackie, Mom to Huckleberry, took time to bake it soon afterward. We’re pretty sure you will also find it’s the magic ingredient for Tripawd treat training, so here it is!

MegaWheels Rockin’ Rollin’ Liver Cake Recipe

Tripawd Treat Training
Liver cake recipe for Tripawd Treat Training

“I’ve translated it into American,” says Clare. “We use grams rather than cups, and Centigrade not Fahrenheit. Just don’t blame me if it turns into a liver meringue… (not sure what people use in Canada/Australia/elsewhere, but hopefully…)

Re the garlic: I know there are different views on this. Meg’s holistic vet is very pro, and she loves it, so we use it, but if you’re not so inclined, you can leave it out, no problem.


  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) liver (I buy organic when possible, because liver absorbs toxins, and no liver is terribly expensive)
  • 2 eggs
  • 180 g (3/4 cup) self raising flour (you can also use oatmeal, which gives a chewier texture)
  • 1/2 garlic clove (optional)

Whack it all in the blender, until it looks something like a liver smoothie then slop into a lightly oiled baking tray. It should be like a thick gloop. If it’s too thin, add some more flour. If it’s too thick, add a splash of milk. This is not an exact science.

Smooth it off with a spatula, and stick it in the oven for about an hour on 150ºC (300ºF). It may need another fifteen minutes or so. You want it firm but not like a giant biscuit. Lol.

It’s easiest to cut while still warm, so slice into small squares.

You can freeze it and it basically lasts forever, except it won’t because your dog will wolf it so fast, you’ll be cooking up another batch in no time.

If you try this Tripawd treat training recipe, let us know how it turned out!

8 thoughts on “Meg’s Tripawd Treat Training Liver Cake Recipe”

  1. Meg-a-Star!!!! I told you you were going to be a Meg-a-Star in your Meg-a-Wheels!!!! Darling girl, you and your Mum are doing incredibly well! Absolutely Brilliant!!! 😉
    We are going to give this recipe a try and i am definitely adding the garlic too. From what i understand, when the garlic is raw, that is when it is the worst for dogs. If it is cooked, it is better for them. Also garlic powder is (supposed) to be better than raw garlic?? It is the enzyme in the garlic that is similar to onions and dogs (livers) can’t process it. Stewie once got really sick on onions!
    Meg-a-Star you Rock on those Wheels!!!
    Rots of Ruv from Super Stu SuperPaws and his Pride of Pretty Kittens

  2. Dawn we would love to find out how the American version turns out!

    Petra, let us know what the Canadian one is like as well.

    As for the garlic, we have always been OK giving the cooked to both Jerry and Wyatt without any issues. I’m not sure about garlic powder versus raw garlic, but I for sure know onions are a no-no, thanks for reminding me. Glad Stewie didn’t have any long-term problems from that experience.

  3. So the verdict is in, and it’s fantastic–the American Meg-a-Cake is a resoundingly delicious success! My taste testers love it, and in fact, blocked me into the kitchen until I shared more. I took pictures and hope to post a Maggie’s Birthday blog later or probably tomorrow.
    I stuck pretty closely to the recipe, mine was slightly heavy on the liver as I got the closest to the size piece I could find. The top puffed up in the oven, so I had some pieces that were two-layered. I cut it up right away as recommended and it was easy to cut while warm. Also, if not for the smell, it could be easily mistaken visually for brownies, and that would be a cruel trick to play on Paul.
    Look for pics later on Fallon’s blog!!

    • Haha “Meg-a-Cake”! I love that name even more! Soooo hoppy the doggies are enjoying it. I see you posted in Fallon’s blog, can’t wait to hop over there to join the pawty!

      Oh my if I gave Admin a liver cake brownie he would divorce me! Good idea keeping this dessert in the dog food pantry where it belongs.

  4. So Cool Meg… you keep rolling! I am constantly amazed at how our dogs just keep on going, no matter what life throws at them. Fred (12) has been on three for 10 months now. He re-learned to walk with pork chops. Watching him go potty is hilarious. He uses his tail as a rudder. But he is a happy-go-lucky guy and even happier with a good liver snack!

    I gave this a try this morning and the dogs do, indeed, love it! I spread it into a 13×9 inch pan. Strangely, though, it poofed up in the middle (like a liver german apple pancake!) and left the center hollow. Weird to cut, but whatever… the doggies are happy! (and yes, I added the garlic.)


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