Mix your pet's dry kibble with some canned food or spray cheeze to hold the kibble together, then simply stuff it into the Kong and offer it to your dog for a long lasting treat or portions of your dog's daily meal!
Kibble can also be mixed with other tasty dog treats and sealed together with a few spoonfuls of low fat plain yogurt, low fat cottage cheese, low fat peanut butter, mashed potatoes, or baby food. The stuffed Kong can be offered fresh or placed in the freezer. The frozen Kong will provide a longer lasting experience requiring extra effort and mental stimulation to remove the frozen meal.
Or simply stuff a Kong with just canned dog food, put it in the freezer overnight and you will yield a long lasting treat-cicle in the morning!
To increase the challenge, add some water or broth make frozen Kongsicle! Plug the small hole on the bottom with peanut butter, spray cheeze, or canned food. Then fill the Kong with a mixture of your dogs regular meal of dry kibble. Place the Kong in an upright cup or container to hold it upright. Then fill it with water or broth and FREEZE!
Make several at a time and have them on hand in the freezer! Most dogs will spend at least 30 minutes or more working their way through a frozen Kongsicle. It will be like giving your dog a bone to chew at every meal!
Prepare multiple kongs and stuff them all on the weekend to have on hand or just pull out one every day to give before leaving for work. Multiple Kong toys can be stuffed with your dog's meal portions and hidden throughout the house, so that most of your dog's day is spent hunting down and "dissecting" the "Kong-Kills".
A Great Stuffing Idea from Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Ilana Reisner: using a measured amount of your dog's regular dry food each day, add a bit of water and pour out, then mix with a generous amount of stage... 3 baby food such as turkey and veggies, stuff into the Kong, insert the Kong into a sandwich bag and freeze. Keep a steady supply in your freezer for times you and your dog both need to chill.
More Recipes for extra special treats and occasions are listed below:
SIMPLE TRIED AND TRUE
Peanut butter or KONG Stuff'N Peanut Butter Paste
Appropriate KONG rubber chew toy
Smear a small amount of peanut butter or KONG Stuff'N Peanut Butter Paste inside the cavity of your KONG toy. It's that easy! KONG Stuff'N Liver Pa'te, KONG Stuff'N Breath Treat or KONG Stuff'N Puppy Treat also work great. - used by trainers and vets worldwide.
ADVANCED KONG STUFF'N
Start with a few clean, appropriately sized KONG toys. NOTE: Small breeds can use a medium KONG toy for maximum stuffing benefit.
Layer One: Tantalizer - Fill little hole on top of KONG toy with any flavor KONG Stuff'N Easy Treat paste.
Layer Two: Dessert - Fill approximately one-third of the cavity with dog treats such as KONG Stuff'N Snacks.
Layer Three: Main Course - Fill the last two-thirds with dry dog food, and then seal off with a soft canned food or food roll.
Layer Four: Appetizer - Leave a KONG Stuff'N Snack or ZIGGIES sticking out of the opening. The "easy pickings" will provide an immediate pay off and entice your dog to "get serious" about the job. It is important for dogs to succeed at their "work".
PHILLY CHEESE STEAK treat for special occasions
1 ounce cream cheese
Appropriate KONG toy
Place small scraps of steak inside KONG toy. Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps.
1 fresh banana
2 tbs wheat germ
1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet's favorite flavor as well)
Any KONG Toy that best fits your pet's chewing temperament. In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to KONG. Freeze for 4 hours. Makes 1 serving for Medium KONG. Double for every KONG size that is bigger.
FRUIT OR VEGGIE SALAD
Apple and carrot chunks
1/4 of a banana
WARNING: DO NOT USE RAISINS OR GRAPES, THESE ARE TOXIC TO DOGS!
Appropriate KONG toy Place apples and carrots in KONG toy. Mush the bananas in large hole to hold fruit in place. You can include other fruits and veggies: orange slices, peach and/or nectarine chunks, celery sticks, broccoli and/or cauliflower, tomato and black olive mixture.
KONG DOG UNIVERSITY Click for more great Kong Stuffing recipes from Dog Trainer Lisa Giroux. Start with the easy "courses", then move up to advanced levels!