chewy sweet potato dog treats

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-chewy-sweet-potato-dog-treats-recipe-lola-rugulahomemade sweet potato chews recipe for dogs

  • 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:

homemade-chewy-sweet-potato-dog-treats-recipe

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.

homemade-chewy-sweet-potato-dog-treats-recipe-lola-rugulaBuster 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.

Woof!

10 thoughts on “chewy sweet potato dog treats

  1. If you told me I’d ever consider making treats for my pug I’d say you were crazy, but there’s something so weirdly appealing about these I can’t resist. Besides, make a nice alternative to the fatty bits and pieces we sometimes give her. Thanks. Ken

    • Thank you, Genie! These are human treats too, so you don’t need a pup! That is one very cute rabbit you have, and I bet he appreciates the veggies you grow for him.

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