Fido’s Homemade & Healthy Dog Treats with Sweet Potato

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Fido’s Homemade & Healthy Dog Treats with Sweet Potato

When it comes to dog treats, better quality seems to equate with bigger expense. Baking treats for your pet can help reduce expenses and is usually much healthier. Remember, this is a treat, not a daily main course.

These homemade dog treats contain a few essential and vet-approved ingredients: sweet potato, coconut oil/coconut, eggs, coconut flour, and gelatin. You might have to experiment with the ratio to find the consistency and flavor that your pet prefers.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (cooked and cooled)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup gelatin powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or bacon grease)
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 T water

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix until well incorporated. If needed, add a little extra coconut flour to get a dough that is slightly thinner than Play Dough.
  3. Form into 1-inch balls and flatten with your hand.
  4. We made “paw print” shapes with our fingers to make them cute (totally optional). You can also use a rolling pin to flatten the doggie dough to create a cutout shape with a cookie cutter if you have extra prep time.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned on the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before removing.

Important: These treats do not contain any preservatives. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks, or freeze for several months. (If your dog is teething, or needs to chew for exercise, you can give them a frozen treat to chomp on).

To learn more about these healthy ingredients visit the recipe source listed below

References

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