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Homemade Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Updated on August 22, 2013

Homemade Sweet Potato Chews! Yum!

Ahhh....Fall! It's a great time of year!

One of my favorite things about fall are sweet potatoes. Yep, that's right!

Mum makes me the yummiest, chewiest sweet potato chews, right at home in our oven. And the best part is they are super good for me!

Read on to learn more about them, and how to make one of my favorite treats - Homemade Sweet Potato Chews!

They are good for you!

Sweet potato chews are a great alternative to the ever present rawhide chews, which contrary to pupular belief, really aren't good for dogs.

They present a choking hazard, and they don't digest very easily and could become lodged in the intestines creating a dangerous health hazard. In addition, many rawhides are processed with chemicals which aren't good for dogs either.

So what's a dog to do? Make some yummy sweet potato chews!

Sweet potato chews are a great alternative to rawhide!

How to make Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs!

Mum wanted to make some for me and Gracie the other day, so we gave it a try! You can too...let's get started!

Wash a sweet potato (organic is best and we like to peel them). Cut down the middle lengthwise. Then cut long lengthwise slices about 1/3 of an inch wide and place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet (use a stainless steel sheet, for healthier cooking).

Put in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. This leaves them kind of chewy, but you could also bake them a little longer to get them crunchy.

Oh, and you can waffle cut them for more fun...Enjoy!

Are they done yet? Are they done yet? - sniff, sniff...

Are you going to make some Homemade Sweet Potato Chews for Your Dog?

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Get a stainless steel baking sheet, slicer and peeler! - Make it easier!

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    • leesholden profile image

      Lee 

      5 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Interesting idea, maybe one day I'll make them for my dog!

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      dog-separation-anxiety 

      7 years ago

      I always put sweet potatoes into a stew. Next time I'll make some of those chews for my in-laws dog!

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      Johann The Dog 

      7 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      @CaliforniaGrown: I like them chewy sometimes, and crispy sometimes :) So we do both....so glad you were able to help your pup with when she was choking!!! How scary. Always good to share you stories to help others, thank you!

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      CaliforniaGrown 

      7 years ago

      I have made something similar with white potato for my allergy prone dog and she loves them; I make hers more crispy so they are like chips.

      Also, to comment on what you said about raw-hide chews being dangerous for dogs; they ARE! A long time ago I gave one to my dog and she was chewing on it and it swelled up and got stuck in her throat. If she had not come over to me for help she would have choked to death. I was able to reach in and pull the chew out of her throat but it scared the hell out of me. Those chews should be removed from the shelves!

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      DawnMathisenakaC 

      7 years ago

      A great use for Sweets I had never thought of! Thanks for sharing it and for an enjoyable lens.

    • Kiwisoutback profile image

      Kiwisoutback 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      A great idea, and probably pretty fun to make, too.Squid Angel blessed!

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