26+ Healthy Treats You Can Stuff In Your Dog’s KONG Toy

I recently got my dogs a KONG toy and they are in love! In case you aren’t familiar with the classic KONG, it’s a red rubber toy that’s hollow in the center. You stuff it with dog treats, pastes, and other healthy foods. Then, your dog has to figure out how to get the food out of the KONG and into his belly! 

Not only do my pups love the classic KONG toy, but I love it too! It keeps my pups busy for upwards of 20 minutes (time varies depending on what I stuff it with), which means I can get some work done without worrying about what they’re doing. 

To keep my pups interested, I’ve been searching for new healthy treats I can use to stuff in the toy. Here’s what I’ve come up with (scroll down for a food list/recipes):

Start Out Easy

Since dogs don’t know how to use the KONG right away, start off with something easy. Use pieces of kibble, small training treats, or small pieces of fruits/veggies that will fall out easily. This will ensure your dog doesn’t get discouraged.

Once your dog has figured out that simply flipping the KONG over will result in the treats falling out, it’s time to bump up the challenge. It’s fun to fill the KONG with peanut butter and other pastes. Your dog will be licking his chops for quite a while. You can also stuff your KONG and then pop it in the freezer to create even more of a challenge.

Quick & Healthy Treats You Can Stuff In Your Dog’s KONG

The list below starts out with easy treat ideas and then progresses to harder ones:

  1. Kibble
  2. Training treats
  3. Jerky – torn into small pieces
  4. Carrots – small slices
  5. Celery – small slices
  6. Peas
  7. Blueberries
  8. Blackberries
  9. Strawberries – small slices
  10. Apples – cubed and no seeds
  11. Peaches – no pit
  12. Cantaloupe – small cubes 
  13. Frozen banana
  14. Frozen watermelon – seedless
  15. Cheese cubes
  16. Small pieces of chicken, turkey, or beef
  17. Eggs
  18. Peanut Butter
  19. Canned pumpkin
  20. Cottage cheese
  21. Liver Paste
  22. Oats, cooked
  23. Rice, cooked
  24. Applesauce – frozen
  25. Yogurt – frozen
  26. Baby food – frozen

KONG Recipes

Don’t feel limited to stuffing your KONG with one treat at a time. The official KONG website offers a number of healthy recipes you can easily whip up, stuff, and serve. 

Fido’s Farmhouse Feast

Chicken Pot Pie 

Chicken Pot Pie KONG Recipe


Spring Fever

Spring Fever KONG Recipe


What Do You Use?

When it comes to stuffing your KONG, get creative! Leave us a comment below and let us know what you use to stuff your KONG. 

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  1. Nancy Smith
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