Keeping dog treats
Are there any dog cookie recipes that you can make that will keep the way people cookies do without refrigeration?
Thank you for the question Louise.
The elements in either dog or people cookies that make them go bad if not refrigerated are moisture and fat. Moisture makes cookies get moldy and fat can go rancid. The trick is to use a recipe that bakes a hard, dry dog treat. That eliminates the elements that go bad and thus no refrigeration is needed.
We offer some recipes on this site, or if you want a fool proof method, you can use a commercially available mix from sites such as www.k9cakery.com or others.
Also, a great tip for dealing with mold is to add the all natural mold inhibitor "ascorbic acid" which is also sold by k9cakery.com. This is a powder that is used 1/8 teaspoon per cup of mix and helps to inhibit mold. It is a natural vitamin so it is also healthy. We discourage the use of artificial preservatives both for people and for dogs.