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Healthy Treats for Your Dog

There are many recipes for making natural treats for your dog at home. I always have meant to try one but truly, when I looked at the recipes they were a little much for me. Those that know me can attest that I am not a baker. Not long ago I was doing some reading and came across this recipe with just three ingredients and simple instructions. I looked up the ingredients to find their benefits and decided to try it. I have since made it quite a few times and my dogs love them. Let’s give you the benefits first:


Sweet potatoes help dogs maintain healthy eyes, muscles, bones and more. As they are packed full of antioxidants, sweet potatoes can also be an additional line of defense against certain cancers and heart diseases. Sweet potatoes should be fed to your dog in moderation and as an occasional treat, not as part of a regular diet.


Cinnamon can reduce swelling and inflammation in dogs with arthritis, sore muscles, and joint pain. Heart health: A study reported that controlled doses of cinnamon helped dogs with heart issues by lowering their heart rate and systolic blood pressure.


Olive oil offers a wide range of benefits for dogs, including healthy skin, reduced inflammation, cardiovascular protection and reduced risk of diabetes.

Now for the recipe:

Preheat your oven to 275. Peel and wash the sweet potatoes (scrub if needed). I chose sweet potatoes that are close in size and because I have multiple dogs I cook 3 at a time, depending on size. Cover your large baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the sweet potatoes ¼ inch thick. Place the slices in a large ziploc bag or a large bowl. Add: 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and ½ Teaspoon of cinnamon. Shake the bag or toss in bowl. Completely cover. Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking pan. Bake for 1 ½ hours. Cool completely. Store in an airtight bag or container in frig. Or freeze them.

Now let your dogs enjoy!!

Gail Moscato

Positive Paws BHC

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