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What are the instructions for using a food dehydrator?

by Pam Stanton
(Carnation, WA)

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Tika, age 11

Will make these soon!

Chef's Answer ~ Each dehydrator is quite different from the next. We do not supply instructions for a dehydrator because it is a specialized piece of equipment that not all dog treat bakers own.

It's best to consult the instruction manual for your individual dehydrator machine for best results.

If you browse through the reviews for this recipe, you will see that many bakers have used their dehydrator successfully. You may be able to get pointers from them.

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Great for bananas, too!

by Wendy
(San Jose)

My dog loves sweet potatoes so these are great, but I also do the same thing with bananas. Cook them slowly at a low temp and they turn into lovely banana chips (and your house smells amazing!)

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Sweet Potato Dog Chew

by LeAnn Creasy
(South Boston, VA )

I baked a couple of batches for Cinnamon the Dog. She is a cocker spaniel and has some allergies but also loves sweet potatoes. She gobbled this treat right up and looked for more! Great dog treat recipe! Two paws up!

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Sweet potato dog chews dance

My dogs love this dog treat recipe! They dance all over when they see me get the bag out of the refrigerator!

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Sweet Potato Dog Chews

by Patti
(Frederick, MD)

I just made my first batch and I have another in the oven now! My dog loved them! She's got IBD and sweet potatoes are "safe" for her to eat.

SOOOO much cheaper than buying a bag of sweet potato treats in the store! So glad you posted this recipe! Thanks!

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Two Chihuauas are Very Happy

by Krista Marie
(Hoschton, GEORGIA)

My dogs loved a very expensive treat from a store with sweet potatoes.
When I saw a pet store selling a bag of dried sweets for $14 I thought there has to be a better way.
And, Viola!
I tried the recipe and the Chi's are very happy with it, they say "Yum, Yum" and Thanks.

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Sounds good but...can I substitute canned yams?

by Danielle
(Baltimore, MD)

Is it possible to substitute canned yams? We got a can in a gift basket for Thanksgiving and no one in my family eats them so I was just wondering if that would work. Sweet potatoes and yams are similar right? I know that yams tend to be sweeter naturally.

Chef's Answer ~ Canned yams would be very
difficult to dehydrate. You would also want to check the ingredient list to see if your canned yams are pure yams (with some preservatives) or if they are candied yams with sugar. If they are the latter, do not use them.

You can used canned yams in the sweet potato recipes on my site that have you cook and mash up a sweet potato. Just mash the yams and measure out the appropriate amount for the recipe.

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yams vs. sweet potatoes
by: Bernie

Don't know if most know the difference in the yam & sweet potato. Most people and grocery stores think the dark is a yam. Not so, the dark orange is the sweet potato. Check it out!

My dog is very allergic, finally found the diet for her, fish and sweet potatoes. It saved her life.


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Sweet Potato Chews are easy to make

by Sharon
(Ohio)

I made these for my Casey and he just loves them...cannot get enough of them....Whenever he sees me getting out sweet potatoes to peel he is right there...waiting...and waiting and so to ease my conscience a little I give him some of the raw sweet potato slices...he chows those down as well!

If anyone wants to make an easy treat then I suggest the sweet potato treats...sometimes I make them like actual potato chips ..I use a dehydrator and it usually takes all day, but I slice the potatoes pretty thick. The chips however take less time!

Thanks so much for that easy and tasty recipe( I actually tasted them once and they aren't half bad) Too bad there is no recipe to make your own chew sticks, right?

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Can I cut these width-wise?

I am a worried that these might be a bit too big, because I never know what sizes of dogs they are when I donate treats to my local humane society.

If I cut them width-wise, will the baking time change? Also, can I peel the skins beforehand, just to be safe?

Chef's Answer ~ First, that is so sweet of you to make homemade dog treats for less fortunate dogs waiting for their forever home! :)

Yes, cutting these width wise instead is a great idea to keep the sizes more acceptable to all sizes of dogs. The baking time will be about the same. The only change that you would notice in the time is if you cut the slices really thick.

Peeling the sweet potatoes is just fine, too. This won't change the drying time, either.

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A little honey and ginger
by: Anonymous

I sometimes jazz these up by soaking the pieces first in a solution of water, honey, and a little bit of ginger. My dog loves them and it's good for him. They're also popular with some of the fussier dogs. Just don't do it for puppies as they shouldn't have honey.

Peeling potatoes
by: Anonymous

Peeling doesn't keep the potato safe. Rather, most of the vitamins and minerals are in the peel. A good scrubbing will do the trick. Scrubbing and rinsing with a 3 part water to one part vinegar will kill 98% of bacteria.

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