Sweet Potatoes and Dogs

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Categories: Dogs

Organic Dog Treat Recall

I thought I would post a recall on a frozen yogurt dog treat by Yoghund.  The flavor that is being recalled is their Banana and Peanut Butter yogurt treat.

Pet treat recalls are the main reason I chose to make organic treats for my two babies.  Try my version of this ice treat.  You will not have to worry about product recalls.

Sweet Potato and Dogs

Sweet Potato dog treats are great for dogs to eat anytime as ice pops or chews.  My dogs love these.  I have been giving them sweet potato chews since they were puppies. I have a fantastic recipe for Sweet Potato Ice Pops in my Gourmet Dog Ice Pops Recipe Cookbook and a great Pumpkin Ice Pop Treat.

Since relocating to a different state, I am unable to locate the Organic Sweet Potato Chews that I would give to my dogs on occasion.  I love sweet potatoes but I hate to cut them.  If you have never tried, be extremely careful because they are a very hard potato to cut, especially lengthwise.

Sweet potatoes are a great antioxidant, properties to assist the aid in preventing cancer, provides vitamins A, C and B3 and a great source of dietary fiber.

Sweet Potato Chews

I am only using 1 fairly long organic yam.  You can really choose a sweet potato or yam.  Both will have the same nutritional benefits.  You will also need a very sharp knife.  I tried to slice the yam lengthwise down the center to make two halves.  That did not work so well.  My advice is to slice the potato the best way you can.  Keep slices no smaller than 1/4 in thickness.  Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the slices on the paper.  Total cooking time will be 4 hours.  Half way through the cooking process turn the slices over and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.  Once the cooking process is complete, place the sweet potatoes on a rack to cool.  The chews should be firm on the outer portion and soft toward the center.  Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Sweet Potato Dog Chews


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