Homemade dog treats are a healthy and affordable way to show your best friend your love. Try my easy, one-ingredient recipe today!
This is my BFF Gus, 70 lbs of love and tail wagging on call anytime I need some adoration and companionship . Seriously, he is my constant shadow! I know I am totally biased, but I think he is the world’s best pet.
We adopted Gus in 2011 from the West Side German Shepherd Rescue in Los Angeles, CA. He was around 2 years old and had been relinquished by his former family. He was skinny and itchy, but he was a sweet goober of a dog.
We brought Gus home and resolved his itchiness issues by removing corn from his diet.
Did you know that corn is common filler in dog food and dog treats? Did you also know that many dogs are allergic or sensitive to corn in their diet?
It’s hard to find dog treats that do not cause Gus to itch and are not full of questionable ingredients. There are a few good choices on the market, but the best ones cost about $2 a treat. Yikes!
We can keep Gus's allergies at bay by making simple homemade dog treats. They only take one ingredient and are healthy for dogs to consume.
Try making some for your best friend!
- Fresh Sweet Potatoes or Yams (Use organic for organic treats)
- Wash the sweet potatoes and remove any bad spots. Slice the potatoes ¼-3/8 inch thick.
- Place slices on a parchment line baking sheet and place in a 200 degree oven. Bake for one hour then turn the slices over and bake for another hour.
- Check to see if the slices are no longer damp, but still pliable.If the slices need more time, turn the slices over again and bake for 30 minutes. Continue tuning and baking for 30 minutes until the slices are not wet but still bend without breaking.
- Store in an air tight container for a week or in the refrigerator for several weeks. You can also freezer the slices to make them last longer, defrost before feeding them to your pet.
Your pet will love these treats!
Check out this easy Upcycled Dog Treat Jar Tutorial! They are a fun way to store pet treats.
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