DIY Dog Chews: Sweet Potato Goodness

DIY Dog Chews: Sweet Potato Goodness

At Vetwell Scientific, we know keeping your pup healthy and happy is your top priority. That's why we don't just offer premium joint supplements – we're also passionate about promoting overall canine wellness through natural solutions. Today, we're sharing a recipe for delicious and nutritious DIY dog chews made with everyone's favourite orange wonder: sweet potatoes!

Why Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in your dog's body. This essential vitamin plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy eyesight, skin, and a strong immune system. Sweet potatoes are also packed with fibre, aiding digestion and promoting gut health.

Benefits of DIY Chews

Beyond the nutritional value of sweet potatoes, these homemade chews offer several benefits:

  • Safe and Natural: You control the ingredients, avoiding artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives often found in store-bought treats. 
  • Budget-friendly: Are you feeling the pitch? We know that any trip to a store end up in tons of dog snacks and a pricey bill. Sweet potatoes are a budget-friendly option compared to commercially produced chews.
  • Dental Health: The act of chewing on these delectably chewy treats helps clean your dog's teeth and gums, promoting dental hygiene.

Ready to whip up a batch of these delightful dog chews? Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 Sweet Potato: Opt for a medium-sized sweet potato. We recommend strarting with just 1, and if your pup is a fan, you can always make some more!
  • Baking Sheet: A rimmed baking sheet is ideal.
  • Parchment Paper: This helps prevent sticking and makes clean-up a breeze.
  • Sharp Knife: For safe and even slicing.


  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Wash and slice your sweet potato. Aim for 1/4-inch thick slices (adjust slightly for larger or smaller dogs - you know best).
  4. Arrange the slices on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, then flip the slices and bake for an additional 1.5 hours. It's not a fast process, but it makes for amazing texture. 
  6. Turn off the oven and let the chews cool completely inside. This ensures they dry out thoroughly. Make sure you don't serve your dog hot chews - that's not good for them. 

Top Tips:

  • Storage: Once cooled, store your homemade chews in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Alternatively, freeze them for longer-term storage.

Don't forget to share your results with us, if you make a batch!