I have been experimenting with alternative dog chews for a while. Those store bought chews, and dental sticks can really weight on your pocket!
My dog is very picky when it comes to food, and treats. However, she has always been in love with carrots. I usually threw an organic carrot (with peel on) in the microwave, zapped it for a minute, cooled it, and let my dog have a field day. (The microwaving helps make the carrot more easily digestible, by the way).
As much as she was in love she was with these minute microwaved carrots, she’d eat about half of it and leave the rest behind. However, she’d come back to them once they were all dried up and super chewy. Since I live in Las Vegas, and it’s hot as balls here during the summer, I put some carrots out and let them sun dry until they reached the desired chewiness.
Turns out, she really loves them more! They also seem easily digestible, as well. People’s dogs in the dog park also really like them. So far, no dog has refused my sun dried carrots!
When fall comes around, I will try the same with sweet potatoes, but for right now, sun dried carrot sticks it is.
Have you experimented with tried vegetables as alternative dog chews? I f yes, I would love to hear about it!
Thank you 🙂