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15 Things To Put In A Kong (or other fill toys)


Like a lot of dog parents out there I’ve got Kongs for both of my rescue pups when I have to leave them for an extended period of time. It often helps distract them as I head out the door and keeps them entertained long after I am gone. But sometimes stuffing their Kongs with the usual peanut butter and treats gets a bit boring for them. Here are a few of our favorite alternatives to the standard peanut butter stuffing.

Canned Pumpkin- smear it on the inside of the Kong.

Kibble- stuff your dog’s Kong with his next meal and cap it off with a bit of peanut butter or cream cheese.

Cream Cheese*- smear it on the inside of the Kong.

Premium Canned Dog Food- select a high quality canned dog food that your dog doesn’t usually get and stuff it in his/her Kong for an extra special treat.

Unsweetend Applesauce- smear it on the inside of the Kong.

Bananas- mash some bananas and smear it on the inside of the Kong.

Oatmeal- add cooled, cooked oatmeal to your dog’s Kong for texture.

Chicken- add plain, boiled chicken to your dog’s Kong for a high value treat.

Cottage Cheese*- smear it on the inside of the Kong.

Cheerios- add plain, unsweetened Cheerios to the Kong for extra crunch.

Sweet Potato- stuff the Kong with plain boiled sweet potato.

Fruit Salad- stuff your dog’s Kong with a variety of fruit like blueberries and strawberries.

Greek Yogurt*- smear plain greek yogurt on the inside of your dog’s Kong.

Peas- add cooked peas to the Kong (often times defrosted frozen peas will work fine).

Layer It- to make your dog’s Kong more interesting try layering the inside with several of the above. You can even try freezing the Kong once it is stuffed for a challenge!

*Only add dairy products to your dog's Kong if they can handle the lactose found in dairy products.

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