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Homemade Dog Treat Recipe | Sweet Potato Chews

Here is a homemade dog treat recipe submitted by Sonia of!  Thanks, Sonia

Sweet Potato Chews; a safe alternative to rawhides

Simply peel sweet potatoes, cut into slices 1/4 – 1/3 inch thick, and bake at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. Flip halfway. If you don’t have a non-stick pan, use wax paper or a light coat of olive oil to keep them from sticking. You can also put the slices in a dehydrator if you have one. They’ll store in the fridge for up to a week.

These treats are full of vitamins and minerals, appeal to your dog’s sweet tooth, and are easier to digest than rawhide. The first time I made sweet potato chews, my dog Nala did tricks every time I went to the fridge in the hopes they would earn her a chew!

I’ve got a few more recipes in my blog post “Can Dogs Eat Fruit?”


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As with any change to your dog’s diet, please double check with your veterinarian.


  1. Sounds yummy! How long does one chew last to an average chewer?

    • I haven’t tried this one yet, but I bet they won’t last long with our hungry hungry hippos LOL

  2. My Labs LOVE these and I love that they are so healthy. Since I don’t have a dehydrator (it’s on my wishlist :), I am so grateful for this simple way to make my own in the oven. Thank you!!

    • I know, Dee
      I can’t wait to try out this recipe this weekend.


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