Did you know that pet visits often spark good memories of a person's own pets? Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world. It's been suggested by science that petting a dog can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote healing.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Recipe- Sweet Potato Chews
I found this recipe online after being somewhat disgusted with the price of those all natural sweet potato chews found in stores (sometimes up to $6 for a little 5 oz package). So I went to the grocery store and bought two HUGE sweet potatoes (2 lbs to be exact) at $0.99 a pound, sliced them up and threw them on the food dehydrator for a little over 24 hours, although you could easily do them in the oven for about 3 hours (I felt it was safer to leave the dehydrator on unattended than the oven). And they came out really well! Some were still kinda sponge-y and chewy like those apple rings you can buy in health food stores and the thinner sliced ones were like apple chips, nice and crunchy. I love cooking for my dogs and they seem to really love when I do too!
Does anyone else have any healthy dog treat recipes they would like to share?