Originally Posted by Neciepie
Lisaco---Please let me know how you make the sweet potato dog treats. With all the hubub about the chicken jerky treats, I am looking for thrifty ways to make safe treats for my dog.
Here's what I do:
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. I cut them thin.Don't discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
- Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3" slices, no smaller than 1/4".
- Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour, turning half way through.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
Although these treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
If you want a drier, chewier way (think vegetarian raw hide) - put your oven at 250 degrees and bake for 2-3 hours. Josie likes them softer rather than drier.
Josie is small (13 lbs) so I do hers in 50 cent coin size pieces. It is her favorite treat. .
I also recently bought a dehydrator that I can use. However, when they are dehydrated, they come out in her stool undigested. Sorry for the gross word picture.
I also usually put a few baked potatoes in the oven for my son and I at the same time since the oven is on anyway.
I also make her homemade frosty paws.
If you have a larger dog, you may want to add more yogurt if you get it on
You might want to look at this website Homemade Dog Treat Recipes!