5 Storage Tips on Pet-friendly Treats

Following on from our recent article on homemade pet-friendly treats, it is crucial to ensure proper storage so that they remain fresh and safe for your furry friends to eat. At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we have highlighted five tips on how to store homemade treats for your cats and dogs.

1. Store in an airtight container: 

Homemade treats should be stored in an airtight container to keep them fresh and prevent them from going stale. Airtight containers also help to keep out moisture, which can cause dog treats to spoil.

2. Refrigerate or Freeze: 

Depending on the ingredients used in your homemade treats, they may need to be refrigerated or frozen to maintain freshness. Treats that contain perishable ingredients such as meat, dairy or eggs should always be stored in the fridge or freezer.

3. Label and date: 

To keep track of when your homemade treats were made, it is a good idea to label and date them. This will help you to keep track of how long they have been stored and when they need to be used by.

4. Designated Storage Areas 

When it comes to storing pet-friendly food, organisation is key to maintaining your furry friend’s health and ensuring their meals are both safe and enjoyable. Begin by designating a specific area or cupboard solely for your pet’s food and treats. This not only keeps everything in one convenient place, but also minimises the chances of cross-contamination with human food. Opt for airtight containers made of food-safe materials to preserve the freshness and quality of your pet’s food. 

5. First In – First Out

When organising your pet-friendly food storage, prioritise the “first in, first out” rule to consume older items before they expire, maintaining nutritional quality. Employ measuring cups for accurate portions, conveniently stored near food containers. Separate wet and dry foods to prevent moisture from affecting dry food. 


Making homemade treats for your furry friends can be a fun and rewarding experience. By following these tips, you can ensure that your treats are not only delicious but also safe and healthy for your cats and dogs. Remember, making homemade treats is a great way to bond with your pets and show them how much you care. By using these tips and experimenting with different recipes, you can create a variety of tasty treats that your furry friends are sure to love. So why not give it a try and see for yourself how much fun it can be to make your own pet-friendly treats?

We hope you found this article helpful. If you are interested in booking your dog a place at our secure fifteen acre dog parks, then please call a friendly member of our team today on 01462 742658.