Today I am super excited because I get to share some kong stuffing recipes for puppies! I love anything that has to do with food, as most dogs do. Well, most living things, I suppose. The focus is on some stuff you can put in your kong to keep your puppy healthy, active, and satisfied. I’ve had my fair share of stuffed kongs through the years. Some I liked better than others. Today, I share the best. (And you can get other really tough dog toys along side your Kong.)
Really Yummy Kong Stuffing Recipes for Puppies
One of the main reasons puppies get stuffed kongs is because they are busy, little creatures and it is nice to have something that can distract them for a bit. Because of this, all the recipes I’m sharing is for frozen stuffed kongs. Just wrap the bottom (small hole side) of the kong in plastic wrap and it’s ready to stuff. Then freeze until the kong until hardened. Something to consider with frozen kongs is they will eventually thaw and could make a mess.
The first recipe I have for you is to use bone broth! For the bone broth use either homemade or buy a brand that doesn’t have ingredients in it that could harm your puppy. No onions, thank you and low sodium, please! But why would you want to give your puppy bone broth? Bone broth is super healthy for all dogs. I get a little with every meal. It’s a wonderful source of essential amino acids to help puppies grow. It also does wonderful things for the gut, helps with liver detoxification, and is good for joints. Plus, it tastes so yummy!!!
What’s another great kong stuffer that tastes great and is healthful for your pup? How about stuffing a kong with yogurt or kefir and freezing it? Most of us dogs love dairy, I sure do. Kefir and yogurt are fermented milk products. This means that they are full of healthy probiotics that will help to enhance your pup’s gut, overall health, and immune system. Just make sure that the ingredient label of the yogurt you buy states that there are “live and active cultures.” Be sure to get plain, unsweetened varieties of kefir or yogurt. Preferably, full fat. Fat can be a great energy source for your puppy and help him grow a strong and healthy brain.
Raw goat milk is also was a wonderful idea and is full of probiotics! Some brands add things like turmeric and cinnamon for added health benefits. This might be a better option for any of my fellow dogs who have issues with dairy. Goat milk doesn’t have the main protein that dairy milk has that is the main reason for allergies. So, try some raw goat milk!
If you wanted too, you could add in a few treats, a carrot, or some meat before you freeze these kongs to add more interest. Even better add a bit of organ meat to them! Organ meat is like a perfect natural multi-vitamin for us dogs. Use a variety of organs like liver, kidney, and heart. I’m sure that your new furry pal will love you for these recipes and they will help him grow strong and healthy.
What have you stuffed in your kong toy?