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Sweet Potato Dog Chews – RECIPE

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Dehydrated sweet potato dog chews are a healthy and tasty dog chew that’s a safe substitute for rawhide. If you don’t have a food dehydrator, dehydrated treats can also be prepared in the oven!

How to make sweet potato dog chews

Avoid the Evil Eye!

Be sure to cut off the “eyes” or any green parts you find on the sweet potatoes. The green portion of sprouted potatoes (sweet potatoes or other varieties) contain Solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison.

It’s toxic not only to dogs but also to people (although poisoning is rare because of the bitter taste.)

Avoiding it is simple, though; just discard any green or sprouted part of the potato!

sweet potato dog chews recipe

How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Chews


2 medium-sized sweet potatoes

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes, being careful to remove and discard any sprouts or green spots.
  2. Slice the potatoes lengthwise no thinner than ¼-inch thickness. Slightly thicker slices will be chewier for your dog (although they won’t dry out as well and will have a shorter shelf life, even in the refrigerator).
  3. Arrange the slices on the dehydrating trays. Don’t allow the slices to touch one another or the edges won’t dry properly.
  4. Dry the potatoes about 14 hours (although this will vary by dehydrator.)
  5. If you don’t have a dehydrator, place the sweet potato slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for 2.5 to three hours, turning halfway through.
  6. Cool and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

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Sunday 19th of December 2021

All the dogs in my life say woof/ yum

Jack Bobeck

Monday 12th of January 2015

I pay $1.15 for each Alligator shaped Whimzee, basically the same potato product, but this would be a great solution for our customers who just want to do the same thing, but with sweet potatoes from their own ovens! I will print and keep this on hand for our customers at Happy Hound Dog Resorts here in Jacksonville, FL