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10 Vet-Approved Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipes

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Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe

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If you’re looking for a good homemade dog treat recipe, you’ll want to consider sweet potatoes. These orange vegetables are great for dogs if you want to learn how to make sweet potato dog treats that are healthy.

But which recipe should you use? Scroll down to find our 10 favorites, including sweet potato chews, chicken and sweet potato biscuits, and more!

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Are Sweet Potatoes Good for Dogs?

Yes! Sweet potatoes are a source of predominantly complex carbohydrates, fiber (good for digestion), and antioxidants (which may help fight off cancer). They support healthy eyes and contain many vitamins and minerals that your dog needs to stay healthy.

These recipes have been approved by one of our vets because they contain only ingredients that are safe for dogs to consume. Please note that cookies and treats are only meant to be fed occasionally to your dog. Just like in the case of humans, dogs need to have a diet that is mostly species-appropriate and based on animal-based proteins. The treats in these recipes are mainly a carbohydrate and fiber source. Therefore, they do not provide your dog with all of the nutrition they need to thrive. Ensure your dog gets a complete and balanced diet for at least 90% of their daily caloric allowance, and please do not feed them more than 10% of their daily caloric allowance in treats.

Read more about the health benefits of sweet potatoes for dogs.

Top 10 Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipes

1. Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

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Sweet potatoes, eggs, flour, and applesauce – what could be simpler? This easy sweet potato dog treat recipe uses common ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

2. Sweet Potato Dog Chews

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This simple recipe only has one ingredient: sweet potatoes! Bake strips of the orange vegetable at low heat for 3 hours and you’ll have chewy, healthy dog treats.

3. Baked Sweet Potato Biscuits

Baked sweet potato dog biscuits
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To make these beautiful dog treats, you’ll need a jar of sweet potato baby food, plus classic baking ingredients like flour, oats, and honey. Shape the dough with fun dog-themed cookie cutters and you’ll have a treat fit for a furry king!

4. Rachel’s Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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For a dog treat that does it all, try this easy recipe! Rachael Ray combines sweet potatoes with tasty peanut butter, healthy carrots, and breath-freshening parsley to make an impressive and delicious treat.

5. Circle Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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This recipe produces sweet potato dog treats in around 3 hours. Beyond being a tasty treat, the real innovation here is cutting the sweet potatoes crosswise, which produces fun, circular treats.

6. Chicken and Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe

Chicken Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits
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Looking for something a little less vegetarian? Meat-loving pups will adore this chicken and sweet potato dog treat recipe, which makes biscuits out of shredded chicken breast and boiled sweet potato. Get the recipe here.

7. Apple & Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

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Shredded Gala apples and mashed sweet potatoes come together in this dog-friendly recipe. The resulting biscuits have a fun pretzel-like shape and a flavor your dogs will love

8. Dehydrated Sweet Potato Treats

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If you have a food dehydrator, you’ll love this simple dog treat recipe. Slice up a sweet potato and throw it in your dehydrator for 6 to 7 hours. The result? Slightly crunchy and very healthy sweet potato treats!

9. Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Sweet Potato Dog Chews
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These beautiful sweet potato dog treats cook for six hours in a 200°F oven. That gives you plenty of time to play with your pup and get some work done!

10. Carrot & Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

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These bone-shaped dog biscuits look good enough to serve at brunch, but they’re fully dog-friendly! Your dog will love the crunch of these sweet potato biscuits

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Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats: Conclusion

We hope this list has helped you find your new favorite recipe and that you enjoyed learning how to make sweet potato dog treats. These recipes all use simple ingredients like applesauce, carrots, and shredded chicken. We are sure your dog will love them!

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