Adding Vitamin E (preservative) to homemade treats

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Born to Run
Barked: Wed Oct 17, '07 4:30pm PST 
When adding vitamin E as a natural preservative to homemade dog treats, does anyone know how much I should add? Say I am making 1/2 pound of treats... how much liquid vitamin E is appropriate?


Proud to be a- kitchen wolf!!!
Barked: Wed Oct 17, '07 4:36pm PST 
What are you trying to preserve? Vitamin E helps prevent fats and oils from going rancid, so if you're making some sort of really greasy/oily treat adding some vitamin E might help keep them stable, but it won't, say, keep cookies from molding. I'd venture a guess that figures for dosing vitamin E when using fish oil supplements might be a good guideline to use if you think your treats will benefit from added vitamin E.

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