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Sandra March 08, 2022

Best Kong Recipes: Stuffing a Kong

Kongs are a great way to keep your dog busy. Kongs are rubber toys meant to be filled with food; they keep your dog mentally entertained and stimulate your dog's hunting instinct.

Whether you keep a young puppy or raise an adult dog, enrichment toys like the kong are a fun way to reward them. 

Our Favorite Ideas for Kong Stuffing

Recipe 1: 
Shredded carrots, pumpkin puree, applesauce (1 ingredient: apples, no sugar added), and chopped spinach. Mix them, stuff your kong with the mixture, and seal the hole with peanut butter. Optional: Feed it after sticking it in the freezer for a few minutes on a hot summer day.  

When it comes to pumpkin puree, make sure you're giving your dog the healthy stuff that doesn't have any added sugar (definitely don't use pumpkin pie filling).
If your dog's tummy isn't feeling well, this is a good choice!

Mixing the pumpkin with oatmeal, rice, peanut butter, or meat is a great way to slip in some healthy fibre as well.

Mix and let sit for about 20 minutes when mixing pumpkin and oatmeal. You can also refrigerate.

Recipe 2: 
Mix plain natural yogurt, a little chopped mint and chopped parsley, and finely diced apple. Top it off with some good ol' peanut butter (most dogs' favourite) but always use natural, unsweetened peanut butter with one ingredient!

Recipe 3: 
Mix tendered chicken, cooked rice (or plain mashed potatoes), diced carrots and peas. Mix them all and stuff in the kong. If your dog is not dairy sensitive, you can top this one off with some shredded cheese. Yum!

Recipe 4: 
A sweet treat for your dog can be prepared by mixing some chopped strawberries and blueberries in plain natural yogurt and putting it in the freezer for a little while, so it's like a doggy fro-yo! If your dog doesn't like berries, try bananas!

You can also mash together banana and peanut butter - that is usually a hit!

Use a dollop of peanut butter or cream cheese to seal the deal!

KONG Tips:

  • DON'T use foods high in sugar or salt, and stay away from any foods that contain xylitol
  • Always clean the toy after play or training is finished. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean but rather hot water and natural soap.
The KONG toy is durable. It keeps your dog busy and can be stuffed with different tasty treats! It's one of Lambo's favourite interactive toys, especially after a run around outside, when hunger strikes!