Kong-able ingredients

 

Just about anything your dog can eat can be fitted into a kong somehow. Here is a big list of ideas – we have this list on our fridge to inspire us whenever we come to doing some kong filling!

  • Apple (always remove the pips/seeds as they contain cyanide)
  • Banana
  • Beef (cooked)#~
  • Blackberries
  • Bouillon powder (just use a small amount as this has a high salt content)
  • Bovril (just use a small amount as this has a high salt content)
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrot (if tinned, with no sugar or salt added)
  • Cayenne pepper (very small amount)
  • Celery
  • Cheddar cheese (mature)#+~
  • Cheddar cheese (mild)#+~
  • Chicken (cooked)~
  • Chilli powder (very small amount)
  • Cottage cheese (low fat if possible)+~
  • Courgette/zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Egg (cooked)~
  • Garlic
  • Goat’s cheese#+~
  • Green beans
  • Green pepper (capsicum)
  • Honey#+
  • Kong biscuits#+
  • Kong paste (puppy or adult varieties)#
  • Lamb (cooked)#~
  • Liver (cooked)~
  • Marmite (just use a small amount as this has a high salt content)
  • Melon
  • Mixed nuts, unsalted, chopped#~
  • Mushroom
  • Natural yoghurt (fat free or low fat)+~
  • Parmesan cheese#+~
  • Peanut butter (low fat)#~
  • Peas (if tinned, with no sugar or salt added)
  • Pork#~
  • Rabbit (cooked)#
  • Rice (brown and cooked)+
  • Rosemary
  • Spinach
  • Stock (vegetable, beef, chicken, etc) (just use a small amount as this has a high salt content)
  • Sultanas
  • Sweetcorn (if tinned, with no sugar or salt added)~
  • Tabasco sauce (very small amount)
  • Tahini paste
  • Tofu
  • Tomato
  • Treats – whatever you normally give him/her
  • Tuna
  • Turkey (cooked)~
  • Vegemite (just use a small amount as this has a high salt content)
  • Vitamite
  • Watercress
  • Whole rolled porridge oats+
  • Zucchini/courgette

* This ingredient is not suitable for puppies
# This ingredient is not suitable for dogs on a weightloss diet(although it can be given in small portions)
+ This ingredient is not generally suitable for senior dogs (although it can be given in small portions)
~Please note that these ingredients can cause an allergic reaction in dogs. A dog can develop a food allergy at any age, even to food he/she has previously been eating with no ill effects.

Some foods should never be fed to dogs:

  • Alcohol
  • Apple leaves, stems and seeds
  • Apricot leaves, stems and seeds
  • Avocado
  • Cherry leaves, stems and seeds
  • Chocolate – this can be poisonous to dogs
  • Coffee
  • Grapes
  • Food with a high content of, or added, salt or sugar
  • Human snack food such as cookies/biscuits, potato chips/crisps, hot dogs and pickles
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions
  • Peach leaves, stems and seeds
  • Potato peelings
  • Raisins
  • Sweeteners (or food containing them, particularly containing Xylitol)
  • Tomato leaves and stems
  • White bread
  • White rice
  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener)
  • Yeast dough
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