Thursday, June 07, 2007

Dog Chewies

I recently purchased a used Excalibur Food Dehydrator at a really reasonable price. This is the first thing I made!



Doggie #1 wrestling chewy away from me. I couldn't even get Doggie #2 to take a picture!


All it is is dehydrated sweet potatoes, but they are really good!

I do not have a mandolin or other food slicer, so I made them into little chips. If you have a food slicer, the chewies would be more like "real" chewies by cutting them lengthwise.

These can be raw but technically I do not think they are since I set the temperature to a higher setting so they would dry faster. Do not dry them all the way, leave a little "give".

Both of my dogs are vegetarian*, 99%vegan, so we do not feed rawhide. Both dogs were ambushing me for 2nds and 3rds. Even if your dogs are not vegetarian, they will enjoy these!

*Having a happy, healthy vegetarian dog is easy. There are commercially available dog foods in larger Pet store (right now I would suggest Petco over Petsmart, as Petsmart is using glue traps and generally treating the animals there horribly, according to Peta). My dogs are on a mix of Natural Balance and V-Dog.

Neither of these companies tests on animals, like other brands such as Iams (warning- graphic pictures at Iams site). My dogs are happy, healthy, energetic, and have soft, shiny fur. We're very happy with their diet.

5 comments:

PonderingWillow said...

That's Pepe, right? He's super cute, and super lucky to have a mommy like you.

PW

KleoPatra said...

Hi there, P!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, i am really enjoying yours...

That photo of yer doggie is adorable... i love that yer pups're vegetarian and 99 percent vegan. Mine is too! Hooray!

i'd love to get a dehydrator and make some of these sweet po chips... no rawhide for my girl either...

Hope to hear and read more from you...

Have a stellar veggie weekend!!

~K

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Those chips are fascinating! I look forward to seeing what else you dry.

PamelaCooks said...

Hehe- yes that is Pepe and actually the chewies are decent..I have had a few!

Amanda said...

Hiya Pamela! Mad props to raising two veggie doggies. Thanks for links and info, I am going to make my babies into little vegetarians too.