If you have a dog, chances are pretty high that your dog has a Kong toy. And if not, you really should invest in one!
Especially the rubber ones that you can stuff treats inside of. They are absolutely amazing for so many reasons! Not only will it keep your dog busy, but it will help keep their mind stimulated and they last a long time!
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The most common is the Classic Kong Toy which is great for stuffing just about anything inside of! Kiara did have one like this but we got rid of it after it got old and too dirty.
Now we have a Wishbone Kong Quest that is great for stuffing chunks of treats in but not so much the recipes with bases because it will just ooze all over! They have multiple shapes of the Kong Quests to pick from!
Looking for some ideas on what to stuff in your dog’s Kong? Here is a list of dog-safe foods that can easily be stuffed inside any Kong.
The Stuffing Bases
Not all food will easily stick inside a Kong, so you may need some bases to mix in so they will be more of a challenge for your dog. Or you can just use these bases on their own!
- Peanut Butter - this is probably the most common. It is said to be safe for your dog to eat, but honestly I don’t it’s the healthiest option for your dog. Most people already have peanut butter on hand so it is easy to use! (Make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol)
- Kong Stuffing - this is actually made by Kong and is meant for you to stuff into these toys. Most pet stores carry it and there are a variety of flavors to choose from.
- Yogurt - if you use yogurt, make sure it’s plain and there aren’t any added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Some dogs have trouble digesting yogurt, so watch out for that.
- Canned Pumpkin - use 100% pure pumpkin.
To create even more of a challenge or just a nice summertime treat, you can mix these up and stuff the Kong then place the stuffed Kong in the freezer for a few hours before giving it to your dog.
- Dog treats (broken up or small enough to fit)
- Cooked chicken (don’t add any oils or seasonings)
- Apples (make sure there aren’t any seeds)
- Strawberries (use in moderation)
- Green Beans
- Scrambled eggs (don’t add any oils or seasonings)
- Cooked ham (don’t add any oils or seasonings)
- Cooked pork (don’t add any oils or seasonings)
- Broccoli (use in moderation)
- Sweet Potato (cooked)
- Watermelon (seedless)
- Cucumber (use in moderation)
- Coconut Oil
You can mix and match any of the bases and extras, add multiple foods together, whatever you want! Now your dog really won’t get bored with all these stuffing options!
Try different combinations and see what your dog likes best and what doesn’t go over so well with your dog’s belly.
Do you have any Kong recipes you and your fur babe absolutely love? Hop into the Facebook group for Crazy Dog Mom’s and let us know!