Buying dog treats can be an expensive and they are not always good for your pet. I paid $3.99 for 5.8 oz of sweet potato fries the other day. I don't normally buy pet treats, but they had to go to the vet and I felt sorry for them. Then the light bulb went off, I could dehydrate my own sweet potatoes and save money. I don't even own a dehydrator, but we live in a very arid climate and the house came with a new never been used screen that does not fit any of the windows. It was easy and it worked out great. The dogs love them......
|Peel sweet potatoes.|
|Slice into fun shapes.|
|Wash screen thoroughly. Place potatoes on the screen and make sure that|
there is plenty of space in between for good air flow.
|It was cold outside, so I brought the sweet potatoes in at night|
and put them on top of the refrigerator. Dry until chewy and pliable.
This took about three days with 101* temps in the car.
I also make dog soup. I freeze good healthy leftover vegetables and meat in a container. When it's full I thaw it, add a grain like oats and cook into a hearty soup. I usually only do this in the winter. I give them about 1/4 cup in the morning. It's healthier and cheaper to make than buying dog treats. Remember, it's more expensive to deal with health problems later than it is to buy a good quality dog food now. Don't skimp on the important stuff. Both of our dogs had bad teeth when we got them.....