I’m a bit of a nut about eating a bunch of junk, so it stands to reason that I feel the same way about what I feed to our pets. We currently have 2 cats and a dog, all of them adopted. Our dog, Buster, is our most recent furry-family addition, having joined us over the summer. He was a shelter dog, that we rescued through PAWS Humane Society in Rockford, IL and he’s super duper cute.
I’ve seen a lot of recipes for homemade dog treats but the simplest and most popular one is for sweet potato chews. So, having a little extra time on my hands over the holidays, I finally decided to make some. They are definitely a hit.
Homemade Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs Recipe
- 1 very large sweet potato, peeled and rinsed
Preheat oven to 250°
Cut sweet potato into rounds or sticks, whichever you prefer. I made mine – well, Buster’s – into sticks. This is what they looked like before I baked them:
Place cut sweet potatoes in oven and roast for about 3 hours, tossing them occasionally to help with even cooking. You want them to be cooked and chewy, without being completely dried to nothing (though you could probably do that, too – I bet your dog won’t mind).
Let cool and store in refrigerator.
Buster really enjoys these, though we’re careful to only give him one (okay, sometimes two) a day. Like any treat, you want to watch their intake on how many they eat.
Have you ever made treats or food for your pet? I’d love to hear about it – I’m hoping to start making other treats for them.