What is the process to extend the shelf life of beef liver dog treats?
Hi, I want to bake beef liver dog cookies for my dogs. It has to be organic, grain, wheat, and gluten free. The beef liver will be mixed with flour, eggs, olive oil, and garlic powder, among other dry and wet ingredients.
My cookies spoil after 1 week outside the fridge. How can I extend the shelf life outside the fridge? Do I just bake it longer and try to use dry ingredients as substitutes? And if I bake it longer, how long?
Thanks! My dogs love this stuff!
Chef's Answer ~ I'll try to answer all your questions, let me know if I miss one. OK, first off, let me say that if you are wanting to make a liver dog treat without grain, wheat or gluten you'll need to do extra research regarding the type of flour you use in your recipe. You may want to start with amaranth flour or tapioca flour, for example.
It is very common for freshly baked homemade dog treats to spoil without refrigeration. To extend the shelf life please review this page regarding liver dog treats.
I also answered a question regarding natural dog food preservatives that may help answer your question.
Another question on extending shelf life for homemade dog treats was answered here.
And one last question regarding storing moist dog treats was answered, and may help you.
Beyond these answers, another alternative for your liver loving dogs is to make a dehydrated liver dog treat. This recipe includes storage tips and techniques to help keep them fresher longer.
I hope I answered all your questions, please let me know if you need more help.