Spoiled. The word most people would use to describe my pup. And she is, but when it comes to what I feed her, I have some seriously good reasons. Check out my recipes for slow cooker dog food if you haven’t already, I feed my dog these for her meals exclusively and she loves her food!
Throughout the day she does get a good deal of treats, so I was trying to think of other ways to give her snacks without feeding her straight off of the table. I did some research and found some really great recipes for dog treats. Most were too labor intensive for me and required a bunch of ingredients I didn’t feel like feeding her. But these sweet potato treats are SO simple. This method of dehydrating the sweet potato slices in the oven isn’t mine, I found plenty of examples to follow on the internet, but I did add my own touch that make these little treats a little extra special! These homemade snacks are cost-saving as similar treats can run $7-10 per bag in pet stores!
DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats
– 1 or 2 sweet potatoes or yams
– pinch of brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Wash and thinly slice the sweet potato. Shoot for slices that are 1/4″ thick.
2. Place slices on a baking sheet and bake for 1.5 hours. Pull out of the oven and flip the pieces over. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on them after flipping and place back into the oven for another 1-1.5 hours.
3. They are finished when dried, barely bendable, but still orange.
I actually tried one of these myself because I was curious and thought it was pretty good – and I don’t even like sweet potatoes! Aylah loved them and I hope your pup does too, enjoy!
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