This treat is also a great option if your pooch is a chewer, as the dried sweet potatoes will take him some time to eat them.
Some Tips Before You Start:
You should try to find sweet potatoes that are as uniform in their shapes as possible as such specimens will aid in the whole drying process and will be dried in the same way and at the same time. Also, don’t forget to choose the ones with as few bruises and blemishes as possible.
Handling a knife
If you’re not skillful with a knife, you should start by cutting off one side of each potato to stable them during the slicing. More on that in the Preparation part of the text.
Making even pieces
The best possible way to ensure that your pieces of potato are as even as possible is to rest the knife at the place where you would like to slice it. After that, gently press the knife across its entire length. Now that you’ve made this slight cut, firmly push the knife from one to the other end.
- Sweet potatoes
- Dried peppermint
- Dried spearmint
- Lemon juice
Like we said before, if your slicing abilities aren’t that great, you should cut your potatoes in half which will allow you to turn them onto their flat surfaces (that you’ve just created), making them stable and easy to cut into the even slices. Of course, you can cut it in any way you want, but this is the safest one.
Other fruit you can dry for your dog:
Try to make more great healthy dog treats by following recipe instructions in our article.