Kong Fillers.

Kongs are a great way of keeping your puppies or dogs occupied if you just need a few minutes peace.  They are safe to leave with your puppy whilst you aren’t their providing you get the correct sized Kong for your puppy or dog. You can get puppy Kongs, red Kongs or black Kongs – which are suitable for dogs with more powerful jaws.  When you are feeding a couple of Kongs a day you may need to reduce your dogs food quantity unless you are feeding your dog’s meal.

Before filling the Kong don’t forget to block the hole up at the bottom, cheese or sausage is good for this. If using sausage just ensure it does not contain onion. If you are raw feeding your dog defrost your mince and fill your Kong.  You can add your veg and coconut oil to the Kong and it can be refrozen if required, stick a chicken or duck foot in the top before you freeze and this will be even more of a challenge for your dog to get stuck in!  If you are kibble feeding you can put your dog’s kibble into a Kong.  Stand the Kong in a mug and pour over boiling water then leave it to go cold.  The kibble will swell so don’t over fill.

Adjust the quantities of the ingredients depending on your Kong size.  Freezing is optional for all of the fillers – if you freeze it will keep your dog occupied for longer!  Some dogs may be lactose intolerant if they are use goats cheese and yogurt or kefir instead of the live natural yogurt.

If using tinned fish rinse and drain if it is brine or oil.  With all the recipes without methods written just mash all the ingredients together and fill the Kong, you can freeze for minimum of two hours or overnight or feed as is.

Tuna

  • Small tin of Tuna drained (in spring water)
  • Live Natural Yogurt
  • Grated carrot

Pilchards

  • Pilchards in tomato sauce

 Salmon

  • Tinned Salmon drained (in spring water)
  • Sweet potato – cooked and mashed
  • Dried pumpkin seeds crushed or ground

Sardines

  • Tinned sardines (in spring water – if in brine rinse thoroughly)
  • Cream cheese
  • Parsley chopped

Peanut Perfection

  • Peanut Butter
  • Live Natural Yogurt
  • Mashed Banana
  • Honey (just a little)

Apple Sauce

  • Cooking apples
  • Honey (optional)

Peel core and chop the apples and cook with a little bit of water until soft.  Add a small amount of honey. Allow to cool. Put a piece of cheese in the small hole at the bottom of the Kong and then pour the apple sauce in.  This Kong will need to be frozen

Berry Delight

  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Live Natural Yoghurt

Go Bananas

  • Banana
  • Live Natural Yogurt
  • Honey

Winter Veg

  • Squash
  • Parsnip
  • Turnip or swede
  • Cream Cheese (Optional)

Juice the veg and add the pulp to the juice mix together and put in your Kong. You will need to fill the small hole at the bottom of the Kong and stand in a mug to fill, then freeze. (Alternatively you can cook the veg in bone broth/stock and liquidise)

Summer Veg

  • Spinach
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Courgette
  • Cream Cheese (Optional)

Juice the veg and add the pulp to the juice mix together and put in your Kong. You will need to fill the small hole at the bottom of the Kong and stand in a mug to fill, then freeze. (Alternatively you can cook the veg in bone broth/stock and liquidise)

Sweet Potato

  • Cooked sweet potato mashed
  • Finely diced cooked green beans

Lots of Iron

  • Spinach finely chopped
  • Liver sliced in to small slivers
  • Goats Yogurt

TRIPE DELIGHT

  • Minced tripe
  • Ground pumpkin or squash seeds
  • Banana
  • Coconut oil

Nutty Banana Cheese

  • Mashed Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grated Cheese

OMELETTE

  • Scrambled egg made with water
  • Raw mince
  • Yogurt
  • Mashed sweet potato

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