Dogs love treats, and so do you. They help you in any situation to reward your dog or to make him do what you want him to do.
Why Choose Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Because sweet potatoes are one of the key ingredients that should never miss from your dog food ever. They are all natural products, without chemicals or preservatives that are not good for your dog.
Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber that helps with your dog’s digestion. They also contain important amounts of vitamin B6, beta carotene, vitamin C, and minerals. Sweet potatoes are a substitute for white potatoes. The former has a higher nutritional value than the latter, which makes them a better food for your furry friend despite their higher price tag.
However, dogs should not indulge too much in sweet potatoes, as they are very nutritive and contain a lot of carbohydrates, which raises the risk of obesity or can cause stomach upset. This is one reason you could use them in preparing sweet potato dog treats.
Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipes
Here are a couple of my sweet potato dog treats recipes that your dog will surely enjoy and want to eat again and again.
- You will need two big sweet potatoes, washed and dried. Preheat oven to 250F degrees. Place a parchment paper on the baking sheet. Cut potatoes into slices. Make sure they are about the same thickness, so they will cook at the same time. Place the slices on the baking sheet and put them in the oven. Cook them for about three hours – one hour and a half on each side. Allow them to cool properly then refrigerate them for three weeks. You can also freeze them for four months, and they will keep fresh and retain their flavor.
You can buy them from pet shops if you want, but there is no match to homemade food. So it is a good idea to make the sweet potato dog treats at home, especially because they are very easy to make.
- This is a more complex recipe for sweet potato dog treats, but it is worth the entire work. Your dog will be pleased with what he gets.
You will need the following ingredients for this recipe:
– 1 sweet potato
– 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
– 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
– 2 eggs
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees (175C degrees).
Make insertions into the sweet potatoes with a fork.
Heat sweet potatoes for about six minutes in the microwave.
Discard the skin of the potato and then cut it into three pieces. Mash the potato with a fork and add a cup of it in a large bowl.
Mix mashed potato, applesauce, flour and eggs in the large bowl until you get a dough-like consistency. Cut the dough into any shape you want and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Your treat is ready.
What do you think? Does your dog deserve any of these goodies?