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Kong Dog Toys are widely used and recommended for therapy and prevention of under-stimulation, boredom, separation anxiety and other behavior problems. Here are some recipes to make a
Kong a Challenge
It is important for dogs to succeed at their “work”. Make it easy to remove the
- Pack stuffing tighter.
- Wedge biscuits inside the cavity using the inside rim of the opening to secure them.
- FREEZE IT! Very Popular! Try various combinations of canned food, gravy, noodles, rice and mashed potatoes mixed with food nuggets and freeze. KONGSICLES are a favorite with many hot dogs! Put a dab of peanut butter in the small end of the
Kongto plug it. Turn it upside down in a cup. Fill it full of water, chicken broth or fruit juice and freeze. Cool doggies! Kongsicles are recommended for outdoor use.
- CHEESE IT! Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with food nuggets and microwave until cheese melts. Let it cool to a safe temperature. NOTE – Use a cup to contain the
Kongwhen freezing or microwaving.
Kong Stuffing Recipes
As you create recipes, be sensitive to your dog’s tummy as you experiment. Following are recipes created by veterinarians, dog trainers and dog lovers worldwide.
- 1 fresh banana
- 2 tbs wheat germ
- 1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet’s favorite flavor as well)
- Kong Toy that best fits your pet’s chewing temperament
Directions: In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to
- 3 slices of your pet’s favorite cheese ·
- Dental Kong Toy
Directions: A very simple and creative way to make any pet drool in delight. Just place the 3 slices of cheese directly onto the grooves of your pet’s Dental
- Steak scraps
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- appropriate Kong Toy
Directions: Place small scraps of the steak inside
- apple and carrot chunks
- 1/4th of a banana
Directions: Place apples and carrots in
- 1 egg
- your choice of shredded cheese
- any vegetables that your pet may like
Directions: Scramble egg and fold in vegetables. Put into
MAC ‘N CHEESE
- Leftover macaroni and cheese
- small cube of Velveeta
Melt Velveeta in microwave until gooey. Add mac ‘n cheese to
AUNT JEANNIE’S ARCHEOLOGY
KONG (for advanced dogs)
- LAYER ONE (deepest): roasted, unsalted cashews · freeze dried liver bits
- LAYER TWO: dog kibble, cookies or liver biscotti · Cheerios · sugar-free, salt-free peanut butter · dried banana chips, apples and apricots
- LAYER THREE: carrot sticks · turkey or leftover ravioli or tortellini ·
- Kong Toy (the larger the better!)
Directions: Pack as tightly as possible. The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece of ravioli, presenting a smooth “finish” under the main opening. LIGHT VERSION: substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, Caesar croutons for freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter. – by Jean Donaldson
KONG ON A ROPE:
- Dry dog kibble
Directions: Take the rope, pull it through the
FROZEN JERKY POPS
- Peanut butter
- Jerky Strips
- Muffin tin
Directions: Smear a small amount of peanut butter over small hole in your
SIMPLE, TRIED AND TRUE – Peanut Butter
- Peanut butter ·
Directions: Smear peanut butter inside the cavity of your
Trixie, a 50 pound Aussie/Springer mix, loves turkey, chicken or marrow bites mixed with slightly moistened food nuggets frozen inside her
Every dog has a favorite recipe – finding your dog’s will be fun! REMEMBER: Some foods are not healthy for dogs. Consult with your veterinarian first.
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