Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
We have a favorite local pet supply store that we visit about once a month. They sell the only toys that last more than a week with our dogs and most of their products are really affordable. One thing they sell that’s intrigued us for months is strings of dried sweet potatoes, which are about $15 a pop. Every time we’re in the shop, I think (and resist the urge to shout), I know I could make those! Last week I finally gave it a shot.
Apparently sweet potatoes are actually nutritious for dogs as well as humans! So says the Internet. I realize I’m taking food that’s perfectly fit for human consumption and preparing it for my dogs…this may make me a crazy dog lady. I don’t think I can really argue with that.
Ruby now knows that when I get out a sweet potato, there’s a possibility I’m making it for her and begs accordingly. She sits in front of the oven and tries not to drool. Side effect.
How about a little valentine for your own sweet pup? Mine dearly love these little treats and I’m sure yours will as well.
Sweet Potato Dog Chews
Dog Treat Kitchen
1 large sweet potato, washed and dried
Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the potato into thin slices, about 1/3″ or 1/4″ inch thick (no thinner). Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 3 hours, turning halfway through. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Store treats in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.