20+ Kong recipes for your French Bulldog
Fill the Kong of your French Bulldog with these delicious recipes:
The kong is made of very strong rubber that your French Bulldog can hardly break. Unless the wrong size is purchased. They come in various colors like pink/white, blue/white (for puppies) but the most famous are the red (for adult dogs) and the black kong. The black kong is made for real demolition workers, it is not called the ‘Extreme Kong’ for nothing. It is called that because it is much stronger than the ‘Classic Kong’ which is red in color.
At the bottom of the Kong there is a hole so you can fill it with all kinds of treats for your Frenchie. Below you will find a number of recipes that I have found and I’ve made most of them, and while everything on the list was received with great joy, anything with carrots was rejected by Kitty (My Frenchie), but this doesn’t mean that your Frenchie will not like carrots. Ok now on to the question I receive a lot from readers:
What can I stuff my dog’s Kong with?
Ingredients you can use: (for filling the Kong)
- Apple (no seeds, stems or leaves)
- Canned dog food
- Tuna (canned in water or light oil, not fresh)
- Pumpkin (Canned, not sweetened)
- Cheese – low fat
- Cooked and raw vegetables – peas, green beans, pumpkin, celery, zucchini, etc, etc…
- Cooked meat – chicken, beef, lamb (grilled, baked)
- Dried apple pieces
- Dry dog food/chunks
- Fresh fruit – raspberries, blueberries, banana, pineapple
- Honey – an occasional small amount
- Pieces of chicken, beef, lamb (no pork)
- Low-fat or fat-free cream cheese
- Mashed banana
- Meat or vegetable broth/broth (low in salt)
- Peanut butter
- Rice – cooked
- Sugar-free low-fat yogurt
These are single ingredients you can fill your Frenchie’s Kong with.
Below you will find several Kong Recipes.
Mince an apple and two carrots. Chop the apple and carrot pieces in the Kong. Put a banana in the kong to keep the mix together. You can vary with the fruit, think of mango, nectarine, celery.
Take some cooled (slice) rice. Mix the rice with some small pieces of liver sausage and / or small strips of cheese. Stamp the mixture well with a fork.
Kong on a string
Some dogs need an extra challenge. Tie a piece of sturdy rope in your kong and hang it up so that your dog can just reach it. Because your dog cannot grab the Kong, he will have to use even more effort to get the Kong empty.
Fill the kong with yogurt and then freeze it (but that is nasty if it is very thawed).
Kong with egg
Stir an egg in a cup, add a few pieces of cheese, fill the Kong (first with a cookie!) And then put it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Let cool well and enjoy.
Kong with pasta
Use leftover pasta and add some cheese. Fill the Kong and then put it in the microwave for 20-40 seconds. Let cool well and enjoy.
The very fastest Kong recipe! Take one large tablespoon of peanut butter. Spread this peanut butter (with your finger) well under the edge of the large opening. Done! Just because of the smell, your dog will be sweet for a long time with this Kong, even if all peanut butter has long been used up. For the record: peanut butter is not bad for dogs if you give it limited. Do you want to pay extra attention to health? Then take saltless peanut butter, also healthier for the boss.
Another easy Kong recipe. Fill the Kong completely with the regular dog food. To prevent the dog food from falling out too quickly, block the large opening with a sturdy dog biscuit or stick. Take a dog biscuit or stick that is a bit bigger than the largest opening. Pinch the thick part of the Kong together, making the large opening an oval. Place the dog biscuit or stick in this oval opening and stop squeezing: the barrier is now firmly attached in the opening. Let’s eat.
Super Monkey Kong
Another easy Kong recipe! Take one slice of bread and spread it on one side with peanut butter. Fold or gag the invested sandwich in the Kong and the fun can begin. For additional difficulty, you freeze the Kong!
A relatively fast Kong recipe that makes the dog sweet for a while. Mash an (old) banana on a plate. Add the regular dog food and mix well. Fill the Kong with the mixture. Done!
Kong d’oeuf (eggs)
An easy Kong recipe that takes a lot of time to eat. Put a raw egg in a cup and mix it well. Fill the Kong completely with the regular dog food. Hold your finger on the smallest opening and fill the Kong with the liquid egg mixture via the large opening. Shake the Kong so that the egg mixture can come in all corners and holes. Take your finger off the hole and deflate the Kong. Now carefully place the Kong on a plate in the microwave. Let the microwave coagulate the egg yolk for a short time. Make sure you do not heat it for too long! The dog biscuits, together with the egg mixture, now form one large, massive snack. Allow the Kong to cool down very well (!) before snacking can start.
An easy Kong recipe that takes a lot of time to eat. Take a slice of cheese and chop it into small pieces. Put regular dog food together with the cheese chips in a bowl and mix well. Fill the Kong completely with the mixture and then carefully place the Kong on a plate in the microwave. Let the microwave melt the cheese chips in a short time. Make sure you do not heat unnecessarily long! The dog biscuits, together with the melted cheese, now form a large sticky snack. Let the Kong cool down very well (!) Before you give it to the dog.
Take a piece of tripe out of the freezer and once it has thawed slightly, fill the kong completely. Press it well so that it is difficult to get it out.
Soak some of the regular food chunks in water or broth. Use a tin can to make a delicious slurry (not too moist). Fill the kong completely and press it well. This way you remove the remaining moisture and it becomes more difficult to extract the contents.
Cheese Kong Sandwich
Take a sandwich, remove the crusts, spread it with cheese (cheese spread is also allowed), fold the sandwich into the kong. Melt the cheese in the microwave. First let the kong cool properly, and only give the kong if it feels cold.
Sausage Bread Kong
Take a sandwich, remove the crusts, cover it with liver sausage (smeared sausage is also allowed), fold the bread into the kong. Press it well.
Super Cheese Sandwich
Fill the kong with the following layers: bread, cheese, bread, cheese until the kong is full. Melt the cheese in the microwave. Allow the kong to cool well, and only give the kong if it feels cold.
Fill the kong with the following layers: cooked pasta, cheese, sausage, pasta, etc. until the kong is full. Melt the cheese in the microwave. Allow the kong to cool well, and only give the kong if it feels cold. Some dogs like cooked rice very much, then use rice instead of pasta.
Make a nice portion of cooked pasta and fill the kong completely. Let the kong stiffen in the fridge and only then give the kong to the dog.
Full Lunch Kong
Some cooked vegetables, a ball of (raw) minced meat, a few slices of liver sausage, bread or breadcrumbs, some oil, some linseed, and 2 raw eggs. make a smooth mass and fill the Kong (s) with it. First, of course, a few kibbles at the bottom for the small hole and put in 2 cups in the microwave. After a minute and a half the stuff comes out from above and you know that the eggs are done. Healthy fillings: Yogurt, pieces of fruit, pieces of meat (lean), an egg, pieces of vegetables, a little bit of jam, some melted 20+ cheese … And then freezing, your dog has a nice ice cream that he will use for a long time … Is also good as occupational therapy…
What can you freeze in a Kong?
FROZEN KONG RECIPES:
You can use the same filling as in the basic recipe, but also homemade broth (ready-made is too salty). Many dogs also love rice; if you use “sticky rice”, add some canned food or pieces of cooked chicken, cheese or sausage, you have an irresistible filling. First cover the hole at the bottom, fill the jar and then in the freezer.
An easy Kong recipe that requires a bit more time. Fill the Kong completely with the regular dog food. Hold your finger on the smallest opening and allow the Kong to fill under the water tap via the large opening. Take your finger off the hole and deflate the Kong. Drain and deflate the Kong once more. The dog food is all damp now. Place the Kong carefully (!) In the freezer. Remove the Kong with the frozen dog food from the freezer and the dinner party can begin. Through licking, warm breath and the passing of time, the chunks slowly come loose again. Note: first keep a frozen Kong under the tap, otherwise you have the chance that your dog’s tongue gets stuck to the Kong.
Kong ice cream
Mix the soup with water. Close the small hole of the kong with foil so that it does not drain. Pour the soup into the kong. Place the kong in a cup or dish so that it stays upright. Place the kong in the freezer until it is frozen. Rinse the kong before you give it to the dog. This prevents the tongue from sticking to the outside.
Mix the baby porridge with water or with yogurt. Slice pieces of banana or pieces of sausage through the porridge. You can also use dog food. You can also freeze this in the Kong. Note: first keep a frozen Kong under the tap, otherwise you have the chance that your dog’s tongue gets stuck to the Kong, a so-called Kong Tong 🤣
With this list of Kong recipes, your French Bulldog will have no shortage of delicious Kong moments.
One thing you are probably wondering after reading these delicious Kong recipes is:
How do you clean a Kong?
Good question because once your Frenchie finishes eating everything that you have put inside the Kong, it will look like one big mess of leftovers and drool.
It’s best to rinse the Kong with some dish soap and warm water.
Use an old toothbrush to get in there and clean all of the insides.
Once everything is clean inside rinse thoroughly to remove all dish soap residue.
Let the Kong dry and you’re ready to try some other Kong recipes.
Can you put a kong in the dishwasher?
Yes, you can, the Kong is top-rack dishwasher safe.
PRO TIP: Buy at least 2 Kong’s, if one is in the dishwasher you still have one to stuff or keep in the freezer.
There you have it, 20+ delicious Kong recipes that are easy to make and your French Bulldog will love. If you have any recipes of your own that you would like featured, get in touch.