Today’s Dog Treat Recipe

DRIED SWEET POTATO CHEWS

You’ll love making this sweet potato dog chew recipe for your dog because sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial antioxidants and nutrients. They are rich in Vitamin A, C and E, Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium. They also contain valuable anti-inflammatory nutrients, and are classified as an anti-diabetic food.  They received this title because animal studies have found that sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance.

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2-3 Large Sweet Potatoes, washed thoroughly and dried
Preheat oven to 110° C (250° F)
Line 2 baking sheets 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. Don’t discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
Cut the rest of the potato into slices, no smaller than 1/4″.
Place them on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 3 hours, turning over after 90 minutes.
(Baking for 3 hours results in a soft, but chewy dog treat. If your dog prefers more of a crunch, then bake for an additional 20-30 minutes).
When you take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, they may at first appear to be too soft. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before you decide whether or not to bake them longer. This is because they will continue to dry or harden while cooling.
Storing – Although these treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.

Feed these chews as a treat. Feed a 1 to 2 inch portion per 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight. Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

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12 thoughts on “Today’s Dog Treat Recipe

  1. Kyla June 14, 2013 at 11:23 am Reply

    My golden retriever puppy loves dehydrated sweet potatoes, but at $14 a bag it is expensive! Its the one thing we always have at the house for him so I cant wait to try these. Stumbled upon your site via the goldenretrieverforum.com and there are tons of recipes that Im looking forward to trying!

    • the 3m's June 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply

      Hi, thanks so much for reading and commenting. I agree, the increasing cost of pet treats these days is horrendous. Not only has it proved far more economical baking treats for our three Goldens, it’s also peace of mind, knowing the treats they’re eating, are actually good for them. You can buy a lot of sweet potatoes at local stores and farmers markets for $14 and dehydrated, they last a while too.
      I hope your Golden Retriever puppy enjoys the treats, as much as Mac, Maesie and Matilda do.
      ♥ and woofs from Jude and the 3m’s.
      How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston</em

  2. Pat Kopac Carney April 9, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    My fur-baby loves these. He’s allergic to grains and loads of other stuff. Next time will try to make them more chewy as you outlined. I keep them in the freezer to keep them fresh.

    • the 3m's April 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I’m so pleased your fur-baby loves these treats too, it’s definitely one of the 3m’s favorites. That’s what I love about this recipe, you can make it exactly how you want it to turn out, kind of like rare, medium or well done :)
      Thanks again, I really do appreciate you stopping by – Jude and the 3m’s

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  5. dogstwentyfourseven January 21, 2013 at 1:38 am Reply

    Thanks for this easy healthy snack idea. This is a neat site and I will be sharing Today’s Treat Recipe on Fb and Twitter. Thanks to The Daily Golden for guiding me here :)

    • the 3 ems January 21, 2013 at 11:08 am Reply

      Thanks so much for your comments and sharing. 3mbakery’s aim is to share and to care for our loved furry family members. Mac, Maesie and Matilda send their love and thanks.

  6. The Daily Golden January 20, 2013 at 11:20 am Reply

    Reblogged this on The Daily Golden and commented:
    Tucker’s kibble is grain free, and its best when his treats can be too, at least most of the time. I cant wait to try these on Tucker.

  7. The Daily Golden January 20, 2013 at 11:14 am Reply

    Thanks! I have sweet potatoes in the fridge and will be making these for Tucker! (who eats “mostly” grain free)

    • the 3 ems January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment, I hope your beautiful Tucker enjoys them as much as Mac, Maesie and Matilda do.

    • the 3 ems January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment. Mac, Maesie and Matilda would love to know if Tucker enjoyed his new treat.

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