This recipe is for my boy, Roscoe. He needs to trim up a little too, due to a little winter weight that he’s picked up… Happens to the best of us and our fur babies.
Roscoe is a high stress, high energy boy and sometimes he just needs something to chew on to calm him down.
I hate to give him rawhide or store-bought chews. Who can forget the doggie deaths from treats made overseas?
A lot of the chews that are made in the U.S.A. are pricey so whats a doggie Mommy to do?
Grab the food dehydrator, the mandolin slicer and 3 sweet potatoes and get to work. I left the peel on, just gave them a quick scrub and dried them off, then sliced them using the mandolin, but you could use a knife if you wanted.
Since Roscoe is a small dog, only 10 pounds, I made these fairly thin. However, you can make them whatever size would be appropriate for your dog.
These will shrink about a 1/3 in size as they dry.
Lay them out in a single layer on your dryer pans and turn on high for approximately 8 hours. The time will depend on the thickness of your sweet taters. I always dry mine when I’ll be home so I can check them every few hours.
If you don’t have a dehydrater, you can dry them in a single layer on an ungreased cookie sheet at 250 degrees for 2 hours or until dried through.
The dryer the tater, the crunchier it will be.
Once completely dry and cooled keep on counter for 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.
The real test was to see how The Boy likes it…
Looks like he approves!
Do you make your own dog snacks or food? Do you worry about feeding your pets treats made outside of the U.S?
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