When I adopted my Boston Terrier, I was told that the breed can be a bit stinky. In fact, his mother was affectionately nicknamed “Stinky Tinky,” and his sister was “Windy Mindy.”
You can guess by these monikers that the pups suffered from terrible gas. These tiny dogs can surprisingly clear out a room in no time! The only thing that has ever worked in helping with the smell with my pooch is by adding pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato to his food.
It’s like a miracle cure! I’m blown away (thankfully not literally) by how well this trick works. I made up a batch of sweet potato cookies so that I can give these gas-prevention treats as gifts to friends whose canine pals may just have the same affliction.
Maybe they should be renamed Sweet POOtato Dog Cookies!
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the sweet potato in half, lengthwise and roast it in the oven until it is sift when pierced with a fork. Cool completely, and then scoop the flesh from the skin and mash. Use 1 cup of sweet potato mash for this recipe. The rest can be mixed into Fido’s food.
- In a large bowl, add the egg to the sweet potato and mix well. Mix the flour in and pour out onto a non-stick surface. Kneed it until all the flour is mixed and use a rolling pin to roll dough into a flat disk (use flour on the non-stick surface and the rolling pin to prevent sticking).
- Transfer dough onto a cutting board and trim the ends with a knife to make a rectangular shape.
- Cut the dough into a grid of biscuits that are approximately ¾” square. You can still bake all the janky-shaped edge pieces for your dog, but these neat little square cookies are a bit nicer for gift giving.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown and let cool completely while your dog sulks waiting for them.
Used In This Project:
- Large Labels • I chose the “Cara” style in spice.
- Scallop Labels • I chose the “Cara” style in spice.
- Translucent Tin-Tie Bags • I chose the small size.
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