Refrigeration of Homemade Dog Treats - Dog Treat Kitchen
DogTipper Review: We’ve recently been reviewing Freshpet’s line of refrigerated dog food and treats like their and .
We kept seeing the Freshpet refrigerator at the Supermarkets for a long time. My sometimes-better-half thought it would be a waste of money and that our dog wouldn’t like it. Every time we would pass the refrigerator in the pet aisle, I would stop and say “hey look at this, honey”! He would just ignore me and pick up the usual canned dog food we had been using for years. Well… About a month ago I decided to pick up this variety of Freshpet. We mix wet with dry food, so that is what I did with this. I cut off a measured amount and mixed it in with our dog’s food. The moment I set the bowl down, he chomped down on his meal and ate it in one sitting. Our dog doesn’t normally do this. He eats a little at a time and stretches out his meal for at least an hour or so. He just LOVES his new wet food! I love giving it to him because not only is it natural and much healthier for our dog than the previous food we gave, but it also is a great value!
We have 4 rescued dogs. All eat FreshPet. Our boys who weight from 45 to 80 lbs.) love this selection. We mix this with their dry holistic food. Every last morsel disappears. This is also their favorite treat. Each night they each get a slice. As soon as it comes out of the refrigerator they start dancing. I could not have made better myself. Our other dog is unable to eat potatoes and rice and eats Vital. I could not be happier with all the selections.
Refrigeration of Homemade Dog Treats
Always store the loved dog treats in yourrefrigerator
I had read that since this oatmeal recipe is considered dry ingredients and you are baking moisture out of them, you can leave them out at room temperature for more than 1 week. I contacted another dog bakery and they said the same thing. Do you agree?
Chef's Answer ~ The storage information on my website for any dog treat recipe is a guideline.
Since I have visitors from all over the world, everyone's home environment will be different. So, the humidity in your home will be different from another. Also how hard you bake your dog biscuits will play a factor in how long they can be kept at room temperature.
It all comes down to moisture. How much is in your home and how much remains in your dog cookie. You'll have to be the judge of how long your dog cookies remain at room temperature.
I recommend refrigerating homemade dog treats because there are no preservatives. Plus, it helps keep the treats fresh longer.
I hope this helps. Happy Dog Treat Baking! :) Most recipes say will keep fresher in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can freeze up to 4 months... and depending on the recipe will call for refrigeration.
The softer treats refrigeration and the harder treats do not have to be refrigerated, but I find there are lots more softer treat recipes available, and more fun to bake, that require extra attention for storage.
Give me heads up on your opinion with storage and shipping the proper way for safety and freshness. Thank you! Tammy
Chef's Answer ~ Great question, especially since we're so close to a major gift giving season! :)
First, I want to make sure you read my article on . There's lots of great tips and ideas there.
Second, and this isn't on the page above, is if you are extra concerned with the freshness of the treats, and keeping them cool, you can always ship the cookies in a lightweight foam container with frozen gel ice or frozen packs.
Keeping the treats refrigerated is a recommendation. It's to keep the treats as fresh as long as possible. I would recommend finding out how long it will take for your package to arrive to its destination before considering how to package it up.
If you still have questions, please let me know, I'd be happy to help.