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Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe

With the holidays right around the corner, get your pups feeling festive with this sweet potato dog chews recipe. Sweet potatoes are a great treat option for dogs since they are low in calories and provide a good source of fiber (which offers many digestive benefits). Sweet potatoes also contain vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as other important minerals including potassium, iron, and beta-carotene.

If you're tempted to let your pets indulge in other holiday inspired dishes, check out our Thanksgiving pet safety tips for more information about toxic and dangerous foods to avoid for your pets.

Chews this recipe to give your dog a great holiday treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 raw sweet potatoes 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes (as you would preparing any potato).
  3. Slice sweet potatoes at ¼ inch either lengthwise or into coins, depending on the desired size of the chews.
  4. Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven at 250°F for approximately 3 hours*.

* Note: This results in a chewier texture, but you can bake longer to give them more crunch.

Recipe inspired by Food.com. This article contains recipe information that is considered suitable for pets. However, it is important to consult with your veterinarian before offering your pet any of the ingredients contained in this recipe.

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Dr. Sam Gilbert, VMD

Sam Gilbert, VMD

Raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Sam Gilbert received both his BSE and VMD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilbert completed a one-year small animal internship and additional surgical training before relocating to New Jersey for roles in the medical device and animal health industries. Dr. Gilbert currently serves as the Zoetis Petcare HQ Medical Lead for pet owner directed initiatives in dermatology and cross-portfolio therapeutic areas. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and cat.