HOMEMADE DEHYDRATED CHICKEN & SWEET POTAOE TREATS
1. Wash and peel sweet potatoes and slice into 1/8-1/4" slices. Then cut each slice in half lengthwise making sweet potatoes "fries".
2. Slice boneless chicken lengthwise into thin strips. Coat very lightly with olive oil and wrap chicken strips around the sweet potatoes.
3. Sprinkle a little parsley on top for extra flavor and doggie breath-freshening.
4. Dehydrate at somewhere between 140-150F for 8-12 hours...checking every few hours to desired crispness.
Super easy cool treat recipe - broth pops! I'm using some homemade bone broth and our favourite "get naked" brand dental sticks. Fill a shot glass or silicone mold with broth, pop in a dental stick and freeze! The result is a tasty frozen treat. Fun substitution ideas: - pureed berries or banana mixed with yogurt, kefir or goat's milk - replace dental stick with a bully stick... the options are endless
Your pet may experience a decreased appetite when they aren't feeling well. Bone broth is often an appetite-stimulant for pets who are otherwise hesitant to eat. The aroma of it being cooked over the course of 12+ hours is often enough to entice them to lap up a bowl of home-cooked nourishment. It is also a nice warming meal to soothe a sore throat. Here's my favourite and super-easy bone broth recipe:
*Note that garlic is safe in small, appropriate doses. Both ginger and garlic have "warming" actions and may not be suitable for your pet. Consult a certified animal nutritionist, herbalist or Holisitc/Integrative vet for direction. You can simply leave these out, if you are unsure. The broth in and of itself is a nourishing addition. For dogs under 20lbs, I like to err on the side of caution and recommend leaving out the garlic altogether.