How to Stuff a Kong Toy
KONG Stuffing Recipes
Here are some of our favorite recipes. Give them a try—or make up special
recipes of your own! Just be sure to avoid foods that can be dangerous to your
dog, like onions, garlic, avocados, macadamia nuts, bread dough, grapes and
raisins, moldy foods, artificial sweeteners, fatty cuts of meat and chocolate.
If you’re unsure about what’s safe to feed your dog, contact his veterinarian
The Basic KONG
- A special treat for “dessert,” like a cube of freeze-dried liver or
- Your dog’s kibble
- Canned dog food
- Sticky sealer (a blob of peanut butter, processed cheese or cream
Drop the special treat into the bottom of the KONG. Then mix together your
dog’s kibble and a few spoonfuls of canned dog food. Spoon the mixture into the
KONG. When the KONG is filled, seal all the food inside using a dab of peanut
butter, a smear of processed cheese or a little cream cheese. If you find that
your dog can lick the KONG clean within just a few minutes, try freezing it
overnight before giving it to him to satisfy him longer.
Meat and Potatoes
- Ground turkey, chicken, lean hamburger or cubed chuck steak or roast
- Potatoes, brown rice, cooked oatmeal or crumbled whole wheat bread
- Kidney beans and grated raw or lightly steamed veggies
Combine equal parts meat and potatoes or grain. Stir in a spoonful of beans
and a sprinkle of raw grated or steamed and mashed veggies. Freeze the KONG
overnight or serve it warm.
- 1 whole chicken or fryer parts (breast and thighs)
- Potatoes or cooked brown rice, oatmeal or millet
- Vegetables: Some that dogs like raw (grated or finely chopped) are parsley,
carrots, zucchini, lettuce, bell peppers (green, red, orange and yellow), fresh
corn, celery, tomatoes and beets. Some veggies that dogs enjoy steamed are
green beans, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, potatoes and hard winter
In a soup kettle, cover the chicken with water, lightly salt and spice to
taste, and add chopped veggies—celery, carrots, diced tomato, bell pepper, etc.
If you’re using potato, add that to the stew as well. If you’re using grains,
cook them separately. When the stew is done, you’re ready to combine
everything. Put equal parts of meat and grain or potato in a large bowl, along
with a tablespoon or two of the vegetables. (The vegetables should amount to
about five percent of your dog’s meal.) Then spoon the mixture into a KONG. If
you’re going to freeze the KONG, you can add some broth as well.
Itchy Dog KONG (for dogs with allergies on restricted prescription