Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dried Sweet Potato Dog Treats

So the other day I happened to be at a popular pet supply store and noticed a product I hadn't seen before... a sweet potato dog chew toy. I had never tried these with my dog so I went ahead and bought one. Later that day I brought it out. I set it on the floor to see what the dogs would do. One came over, sniffed and then grabbed it and ran. She spent the rest of the day trying to keep the other dog from stealing it. I think I can safely say that dried sweet potatos are a big hit in my household.

Being a do-it-your-selfer type I decided to find out how make my own. Sure enough it's super simple, inexpensive and healthy. However, you don't want to overdo it with these treats since too many can add unwanted pounds to your pooch.

1. Sweet potatos
2. Vegetable cooking spray

Cut sweet potatos in 1/3" slices. Spray cooking spray on sweet potatos and baking sheet.
Bake at 250 degrees for 3 hours. Turn over once during cooking time. Cool completely afterwards.

Store in a zip lock bag or canning jar. These treats will last about 3 weeks in the fridge or 4 months in the freezer.