Why KONGs Are Great & What To Fill Them With

Stuffing a KONG with treats or homemade recipes provides long-lasting enjoyment for your dog and helps alleviate boredom if they’re on their own for long periods of time. The KONG itself is uniquely shaped giving it an unpredictable bounce which triggers a dog’s chasing instinct. 

 

Here Are Some Of The Key Benefits Of A KONG: 

  • Alleviates boredom, a KONG is a great mental exercise for your dog
  • Fulfils a dog’s need to ‘work’
  • Provides a sense of accomplishment once they’ve completed their ‘task’
  • Promotes good oral health - chewing the rubber helps clean teeth and control plaque
  • Chewing the KONG helps reinforce satisfy a dog’s chewing instinct
  • Helps puppies learn appropriate chewing behaviour (i.e. not your sofa!)
  • And lastly, keeps them out of your hair for a bit!
  • They can also help slow down a dog’s eating to help manage their weight

 

What To Stuff Your Dog’s KONG With:

There’s a whole host of fillings you can buy or make at home yourself to fill your dog’s Kong with. 

It’s best to try and create different textures and tastes by layering up ingredients throughout the KONG to give your dog some variety. Once layered up, our top tip is to pop the KONG in the freezer to make it more challenging for your dog to remove all the tasty fillings. Here are some ideas of what to fill your Dog’s Kong with: 

  • Peanut butter (ensure that the spread you buy does not contain xylitol which is a common sugar replacement and is toxic for dogs) 
  • Greek yoghurt (also xylitol free)
  • Or mix peanut butter and greek yoghurt together (half and half) to make a creamy texture
  • Dog’s dinner layering: You’re filling backwards, so start with:
    • Dessert of greek yoghurt with blueberries and apples
    • Main course of cooked chicken chunks mixed with some Woof and Brew Dog Beer and mashed potato
    • Starter of cottage cheese mixed with carrots
    • And lastly, seal with peanut butter or KONG Easy Treat and pop in the freezer
  • The KONG Easy Liver Treat or KONG Easy Treat Cheddar Cheese which is a no-mess, trans-fat free treat with a nozzle for easy filling
  • KONG Stuff N Snacks Liver Minis which can be easily inserted into the KONG and will keep your dog occupied for hours!
  • Your dog’s favourite wet dog food mixed with apple or banana chunks
  • Try microwaving a little peanut butter until runny and mix in some tasty Sliced Venison Sausage treats
  • Or mix chopped apples into melted, runny peanut butter or greek yoghurt and seal with a squirt of KONG Easy Treat

 

Browse the KONG range now and treat your dog to a new, exciting toy!