31 Aug Kongs, Fillings, and how to get the most out of your Kong
Kong’s (and Kong similar products) are a marvellous enrichment tool with a whole raft of fillings possible depending on what your dog likes. We are big fans of Kongs at CCC, and all the day care dogs get a Kong to help settle them down for nap time.
Staff member Romy shares her top Kong fillings for keeping her dog Sammii occupied:
- Kibble soaked in water and mashed
- Raw meat
- Greek yogurt
- Peanut butter (with or without treats)
- Meat broth
- Mashed egg
- Any dog safe fruit and veges such as raw or cooked pumpkin, mashed banana, apple, carrot or potato or anything else your dog is a fan of!
With all the above ingredients you can mash them into the Kong, or smear along the inside of the Kong, and mix and match!
For best results, use a sticky medium (peanut butter, greek yoghurt), a treat (crushed kibble, ziwipeak), and then something extra tasty (raw meat, banana).
Our top tip: FREEZE the kong overnight for long lasting licking fun. This is particularly useful if you need or want to keep your dog occupied for a decent time period.
Make sure your dog has access to lots of water afterwards as well.
Don’t have a Kong? All of these ingredients would also work on a lickimat or even an empty peanut butter container (owner supervision highly recommended for this last option – Kong’s are designed with a very small hole in the top to allow air flow if your dog gets their jaw stuck).