Lucy and I did a thing! This week Lucy and I had some fun and mixed up some homemade KONG fillers! Technically I did more mixing and Lucy was the head specialist of taste testing but we made a good team! 😉For these recipes, we used the X-Large-sized Kong and froze each batch but they easily could be served right after you mix them up. I chose to freeze them to make them less messy and it’s been super hot so I figured Lucy would enjoy the cold treat! When frozen, they also provide an hour or two of entertainment depending on how aggressive of a licker your pup is!
Since I froze them I set them on a plate with the fatter side down to stop leakage in the freezer and make it easier for Lucy to get her tongue on the goods. If you use these recipes with a smaller KONG I suggest cutting the recipes in half or even into thirds. With this first recipe, I even had leftovers so I put the remainder into zip locks and formed them into sticks that could slide into the KONG for a later date. (Lucy was excited about the leftovers 😜) All the recipes are super simple and quite literally only require mixing and serving- easy as that! So with that here are the 3 recipes we chose to try out!
1. Blueberry and Yogurt
- ½ cup of plain greek yogurt (no added sugar or flavors)
- ¼ cup blueberries
Mix yogurt and blueberries into a bowl then add to KONG and then freeze. Like I said I had leftover so I made little “pupcicles” to add to the KONG later! Freezing all of these recipes for about 3-4 hours should do the trick!
2. Chicken, Carrots, and Yogurt
- ½ small carrot, peeled & finely chopped
- ½ can of a 4.5 oz white chicken breast
- ⅓ cup of plain greek yogurt (no added sugar or flavor)
Add chopped carrots and chicken to yogurt until all combined then add to KONG. Freeze then serve!
3. Peanut Butter and Kibble
- ¼ cup of the dog food you already feed your pup
- ⅓ cup of all natural peanut butter (Lucy’s favorite treat is PB so she has her own jar 🤣- I like to use one with no added sugars so it’s just straight peanuts!)
Mix together dog food and PB then add to KONG. If you are using all-natural PB I suggest microwaving it before mixing in dog food just because it’s so stiff coming out of the refrigerator. If you do so, I highly recommend freezing the KONG for this mix because it’s so runny it would be a mess! I also only let Lucy lick on this one for about 10 minutes because she has a sensitive stomach, so we actually got two uses out of this recipe! You know your dog best so you call the shots on how much they can handle 😊
I hope you guys liked these easy recipes and would love to hear what your pups like to add to their KONGs! As I said, all dogs are different and pawrents know best so alter any of these recipes as you need and share your photos of your pups enjoying their KONG treats with us by tagging @ripleyandrue!
Until next time,
XO Denie and Lucy
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