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December 31, 2020 4 min read
Here at Cooper's Treats, we believe two things:
(Okay, fine, we believe several more things than that, including that dogs are the greatest gift to mankind and that you should call your mother more, but we'll put those aside for now, since we're talking about real meat dog treats.)
Your dog is a very good dog who deserves very good things, so making treats that have the ingredient they prize most in it just seems like the right thing to do. Our brand was born because we knew that it's not easy for the average person to make dog biscuits with real meat at home, and we wanted to make them accessible to everyone.
There are a thousand different kinds of dog treats out there - whether you want lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, duck or something more exotic (we've even seen ostrich meat treats every now and again), it's out there. But while all of those treats are made with meat, we don't like the idea that they may have been sitting on shelves or in a warehouse for months before they get to our dogs' mouths.
That's what makes our Baked Biscuit Mix and Pupsicle Mix perfect - instead of getting months-old treats from a store for your dog, you can whip up a batch of fresh homemade treats instead. After all, you're not eating food that's been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long, so why should your best friend?
The key is that we start with freeze-dried meat. By taking all of the moisture out of it, we ensure that it'll last for years and years without going stale. It also means that we can grind it into a powder, so we can add it to our jars of treat mix. That way all you have to do is add water, and you've got wonderful dog treats with real meat.
A quick note for you thinking to yourselves, "Now I know Cooper's Treats' secret, and I can add real meat to my own dog treat recipe!" Well, the good news is you can, and we fully support you - at the end of the day, what matters to us is getting high quality treats into the mouths of dogs, and if you blend up freeze-dried meats for your treats, you can do just that. Two warnings, though - first off, putting freeze-dried meats in your Cuisinart will dull the blade very quickly. Second, after it's all ground up, when you take off the top of your food processor, you're going to get a big puff of meat dust coming out, and it's going to make its way throughout your house. You'll find the stuff in the guest bedroom you never use months later (trust us, we learned this when creating the recipe). To be clear, this won't happen with our treat mix because the meat is mixed with heavier things. Anyway, you're welcome to give it a try - just don't say we didn't warn you :)
When we're in our test kitchen coming up with new flavors of dog biscuits, the first thing on the white board is a list of all the meats that we can use. So far we've gone with three, and we'll be expanding that out as time goes on.
Beef: What's more classic than beef? You and I both know that your dog would love to chow down on a steak or a hamburger, which is why we offer Beef and Cheddar flavors of both our Pupsicle Mix and our Baked Biscuit Mix. There is, of course, no better pairing for dogs than beef and cheese dog treats. They're as full of protein as they are of flavor, and that's why we've never met a dog who turned down our real meat dog treats.
Turkey: On the leaner side, turkey is a wonderful meat that's healthy for humans and dogs alike. We pair it with cinnamon to give our dog treats a more robust, complex flavor that your dog can really savor. It also doesn't hurt that you get a lovely whiff of cinnamon when you open up our jars of dog treat mix!
Lamb: When we were creating our Baked Biscuit Mix, we thought about the holidays. After all, what better time is there to bake some homemade dog biscuits than when it's cold outside and you're making fancy holiday dinner for yourself and your loved ones? With that in mind, we knew we had to go with the ultimately holiday classic - lamb and mint. We love a leg of lamb with some mint jelly on the side, and we knew our dogs would too.
At the end of the day, what we really care about here at Cooper's Treats is that your dog gets homemade treats with real meat. Since meat is not only healthy for dogs, but also their favorite kind of food, we just can't see a reason to give them treats without it. We hope that you'll give our Pupsicle Starter Kit, Baked Biscuit Starter Kit or Doggie Deluxe Box a try - we promise your dog will thank you!
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