Introduction: Sweet Potato Dog Chews

My puppy loves to chew. She will chew anything she can so we have been trying to occupy her with her own chewy toys and treats to keep her from chewing up anything that she is not supposed to. One of her favorite chew treats is her rawhide. Since rawhides are expensive and not the best for dogs to chew I have been looking for some alternatives for her to chew.

Recently I came across an idea to make chewy treats make of Sweet Potatoes. This great alternative chew treat that is both inexpensive and healthy for my little puppy.

Step 1: Supplies

Here is what you will need to make your own Sweet Potato Chew Treats

Sweet Potato

Knife

Oven for Cooking

Step 2: Cut Up the Sweet Potato

1. Start by washing your potatoes

2. Cut your potatoes lengthwise so that they are about 1/4" thick. If you choose to make them thicker you may need to cook them longer.

3. Place the cut potato slices on a baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake

1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees

2. Cook for 3 hours. - Flip over after 1.5 hours

Step 4: Cool and Store

1. When they are done cooking give them time to cool before giving them to you puppy. - If your chews don't feel completely dry pop them back into the oven for another 30 minutes.

2. Once cool you can put them in the fridge or the freezer to store them. I stuck them in the freezer so they would be a little chewier and last longer

Step 5: Give Treat to Your Puppy

Now give these great chews to your puppy. My puppy really enjoys them and it keeps her busy for a little while.

Enjoy!

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AuroraL (author)2015-08-24

Here's the Doggie Biscuit Recipe -Bke at 325ºF for 35-45 minutes

1 cup oatmeal

1/3 cup margarine, butter, or bacon fat (I use butter)

1 cup boiling water

3/4 cup cornmeal

1 tablespoon sugar

1 to 2 teaspoons chicken broth (or bouillon broth)

1/2 cup milk

4 oz. cheddar cheese

1 beaten egg

2-3 cups white or wheat flour (I use half and half)

Combine the oats, butter or other grease, and water. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, broth, milk, cheese and egg. Mix well. Lightly spoon flour in a measuring cup, level off. Add 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.

Knead in remaining flour until dough isa smooth and no longer sticky (3 to 4 minutes) Roll to 1/2 inch and cut into any shape or press with a dog biscuit mold. The thickness depends on the size of dog you are making them of.

\(I made these once in the shape of a round cookie and had then on the kitchen table. My daughter camera by, pick one up, tasted it and said, "mom these are really gook cookies, but you forgot the sugar." I laughingly said "those are for the dog, but help yourself but please don't start barking."

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KatherineT5 (author)AuroraL2015-12-14

I think butter or margarine would not be good for some doggies. We had a Pyrenees and he could not tolerate butter or animal fats. He could eat coconut oil so I think it would be a better fat.

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svp2003 (author)2015-08-30

DUDE! is it fried? If it is, don't feed it to dogs. they get a lot of diseases!

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SteveQ2 (author)svp20032015-11-13

I am pretty sure that no where in the recipe did it say to "fry" the sweet potatoes.

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AuroraL (author)2015-10-11

I baked them--BUT since I don't have a dog and sweet potatoes are my favorite, I made them in smaller pieces and cut them as thin as I could....I really enjoy these little suckers.

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AuroraL (author)2015-08-24

What a fabulous idea!!!! I have a great dog biscuit recipe also, anyone interested in it?

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JOC225 (author)AuroraL2015-08-24

Yes, I would like your recipe.

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Mauricca (author)2015-08-24

Hi, cool!

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AlexFW (author)2015-08-24

Cool idea!

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Shimonek (author)2015-08-24

im abby my daddys nice and wow

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