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Q: Can I sell dog treats under this law?

A: Yes. Note that treats must be non-potentially hazardous, meaning they do not support the rapid growth of bacteria that would make people or pets sick when held outside of refrigerated temperatures.
  • Only baked or dehydrated treats can be made under the cottage food exemption.
  • Only treats for dogs or cats can be made and sold under this exemption, and they must be safe for the intended species.
  • Some ingredients (for example, onions) may be toxic to cats or dogs and should not be added to pet treats.
See the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s guidance document.

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