While you're busy preparing your delightful Thanksgiving family feast, instead of tossing your dog scraps, why not also prepare a delicious holiday treat for them? And this recipe is a simple spin on one of the most popular traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Mashed sweet potatoes for dogs is easy enough that it won’t take much time away from your main cooking efforts, and it can even be converted into something to serve to your human guests. Here's how to make this super-simple, one-ingredient dish.
Remember, if your dog has a history of dietary sensitivity, you may want to check with your veterinarian before deviating from his regular diet.
Yummy Mashed Sweet Potatoes for Dogs
1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup
Small sweet potato
1Cut sweet potato into about 1-inch cubes.
2Dump the cubed potatoes into a pot and fill pot with water (do not use salt in water). The water level should be high enough to cover all of the potatoes.
3Put pot on stove, cover and set to medium-high heat.
4Once water reaches a boil, let boil on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
5At the end of 20 minutes, test the sweet potatoes for softness by sticking a fork into a few of the cubes. If the fork slides through easily, the sweet potatoes are done.
6Drain water from the sweet potatoes in a colander and place them back in pot.
7Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher until they are of uniform consistency.
8Allow to cool and serve.
How to Serve to Dogs
These dog treats can be given in small servings on its own, used as a garnish for your dog’s food or mixed in with his dog food.
Depending on the size of your dog, give him 1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup of the mashed sweet potatoes at a time.
How to Serve to Humans
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