Homemade dog treats are a healthy and affordable way to show your best friend love. Try my easy, one-ingredient recipe today!
Food Allergies in Dogs
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 two years old and had been relinquished by his former family due to skincare issues.
He was constantly itching, but he was a sweet goober of a dog.
Corn Filler = Itchy Skin
Dogs can get itchy skin if they’re dealing with food allergies, which is pretty common. When certain ingredients don’t agree with them, it can lead to redness and a whole lot of scratching. Sorting out their diet by figuring out what’s causing the trouble is key to helping them feel better and keeping their fur in top shape.
Corn is a common filler in dog food and treats. It’s also an ingredient that many dogs are allergic or sensitive to in their diet.
We resolved our dog’s itchiness issues by removing corn from his diet.
Allergin Free Dog Treats
It’s hard to find dog treats that do not cause our dog to itch or are full of questionable ingredients. A few good choices are on the market, but the best ones cost about $2 a treat. Yikes!
We keep Gus’s allergies at bay by making simple homemade dog treats from sweet potatoes, yams, or apples. They are safe for dogs to consume and can be dehydrated fun treats.
Follow this recipe to make these easy homemade dog treats in the oven; no dehydrator is necessary.
I store my dog treats in these Upcycled Pet Treat Containers. Try making some for your best friend!Print
Commercial dog treats can be full of corn or other questionable ingredients. Make your own easy homemade dog treats with this one ingredient tutorial and feed your pet healthy homemade dog treats.
- Fresh Sweet Potatoes
- Pick your ingredient: sweet potato, yams, or apples.
- Wash and remove any bad spots. Slice 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 until the slices bend without breaking but do not feel damp.
- Store in an air-tight container for a week or in the refrigerator for several weeks. You can also freeze the slices to make them last longer and defrost them before feeding them to your pet.
Use organic produce to make organic treats.
- Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 7
Keywords: homemade dog treats, healthy dog treats, sweet potato
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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