Do It Yourself: Sweet potato dog treats

Our four-legged friends are usually greedy little creatures, so why not cook up a little treat for your furry friend at the end of the year? It's a good way to make them happy.

We've come up with a very simple, quick and above all delicious recipe to treat your pooch!



How to make sweet potato dog treats?


You don't have to be a chef to cook for your dog! Our homemade treat recipe is easy to make and requires no hard-to-find ingredients or fancy equipment. All you need is an oven and a sweet potato.

Just follow the step-by-step instructions below and you're done.


INGREDIENTS : 


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • cinnamon powder

PREPARATION : 


  1. Preheat your oven to 120°c.
  2. Wash, peel and cut your sweet potato into strips crosswise. We recommend 0.5 mm to 1 cm thick strips, but you can choose the size that suits you best. If necessary, you can cut them in half to make smaller treats.
  3. Spread the sweet potato slices on a baking tray lined with baking paper and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
  4. Bake for 3 hours. 
  5. Remove from the oven and allow the treats to cool completely before enjoying them with your furry friend! 

NB: These homemade sweet potato treats can be kept in the fridge for a few days.







Tips for making dog treats



If you want to cook for your four-legged friend, the easiest way is to make treats or biscuits. Cooking meals for your dog is more complicated, as it requires specific knowledge to create a well-balanced meal.

When cooking for your furry friend, care should be taken not to use food that could be toxic. 

Many common foods are toxic to dogs (link to: https://hellojack.eu/blogs/journal/human-food-for-dogs) and can be found in every kitchen, such as garlic and onions. So be sure to ask around to make sure you don't use them.






Is your dog suffering from digestive problems?

 

Digestive problems are common in dogs. Whether it's vomiting, diarrhoea or flatulence, digestive problems are uncomfortable for both dog and owner! 

At Hello Jack, we believe in a proactive approach to dog health. So, to help prevent digestive problems in our four-legged friends, we've created Digest, a delicious food supplement rich in prebiotics, folic acid, medicinal earth and vitamin B12 to help your pooch's digestive system and bowel movements stay in top shape!

And because they're delicious treats with a peanut butter taste, your pooch will love them!

 







Why sweet potato treats for your dog?


Sweet potatoes are full of health benefits for your dog and have a slightly sweet flavour that your dog will certainly appreciate.

Belonging to the starch family, sweet potatoes contain the fewest calories and have a lower glycemic index. 

Sweet potatoes are rich in minerals and vitamins that are good for your dog's health: 

- beta-carotenes (sources of vitamin A) that help maintain good eyesight and prevent eye 

disease;

-potassium, and vitamins D and C, which help the body fight against the damaging effects of free radicals and strengthen the immune system;

- fibre, which helps the digestive system to function properly.

Sweet potatoes are recommended for dogs with food allergies because of their ease of digestion.

While sweet potatoes are full of benefits, there are a few things to keep in mind before giving them to your dog. 

Firstly, check the amount of sweet potato you give your dog if he is overweight or diabetic.

Secondly, sweet potatoes contain oxalic acid, which prevents the proper absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It should therefore be given only occasionally. 

Because of its oxalic acid content, sweet potatoes are not recommended for dogs with kidney problems (oxalate stones). 

Finally, make sure you cook it well before giving it to your dog. This is because cooking the sweet potato is necessary for your dog to digest the starch it contains. 


So, are you ready to get started? If you make this recipe, tell us what your pet thought of it in the comments!

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