How to make dog-friendly dried apple slices

They say sharing food is the perfect way to bring people together. We say it’s also the perfect way to bring people together with their dogs (as if dog people really needed another excuse). If you’re careful about what you’re giving them, sharing a snack with your pup can be a great bonding experience.

Apples, for example, are low in fat, they contain Vitamins A and C, and are an excellent source of fibre. Although we love fresh apples, dehydrated apple slices are extra crispy, delightfully sweet and so perfectly shareable.

Ingredients

1 apple, thinly sliced (seeds removed)

How to make them

o   Preheat oven to 200 F

o   Wash the apple and remove the core before cutting into thin slices

o   Lay slices on a baking sheet with parchment paper

o   Bake for 1 hour, then flip and bake for another hour

o   Allow to cool

Cooking time will vary depending on your oven and the thickness of the slices. Once cooled, place them in an airtight container and they should keep for up to 6 months… but we can almost guarantee you’ll be out well before then. For a bit of added flavour, you can try sprinkling the slices pre-oven with a teaspoon of cinnamon (without nutmeg), honey or coconut oil.

Most importantly, because apples are so sweet, it’s crucial not to overshare with your dog. If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s diet, please speak to your veterinarian.

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