How to Make Your Dog a Thanksgiving Themed Stuffed KONG

Author: Mia Horberg

Published: November 27, 2019

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Want to include your dog in the Thanksgiving feast? Make a Thanksgiving-themed stuffed KONG to give them during dinner (or while guests arrive). Not only is this a fun treat for them, it's a healthier way to include them in the festivities than to sneak them table scraps. Stuffed KONGs are a wonderful training tool to create positive associations with safe spaces, crates, visiting company, and other hustle and bustle.

Watch Cathy and Marissa in this Facebook Live to see 4 easy Thanksgiving stuffed KONG recipes:

Thanksgiving Stuffed KONG Recipes

Recipe #1: The "Basic" Stuffed KONG

  • Dry dog food
  • Wet dog food
  • Peanut Butter

Recipe #2: Stuffed KONG for Sensitive Stomachs

  • Rice
  • Boiled, de-boned chicken
  • Pumpkin (pure pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling)

Recipe #3: Pumpkin Pie Stuffed KONG

  • Pumpkin
  • Peanut Butter
  • Smashed Banana

Recipe #4: Post-Feast Dessert Stuffed KONG

  • Smashed banana
  • Peanut butter
  • Dog treats or dry dog food
  • Honey
  • Plain Greek yogurt

Have a favorite Kong stuffing recipe that your dog enjoys? We'd love to hear about it! Share your KONG stuffing recipes in the comments below.

From all of us at Preventive Vet — wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble!

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Mia Horberg

Mia Horberg is a Digital Strategist at Preventive Vet, and when she's not working she is watching Jeopardy! with her wife, planting flowers and veggies, and hanging out with her senior rescue pug Mabel Petrillo, and exotic shorthair kitty, Mazel von Schmear Visage. A lover of all animals, Mia is also lucky enough to volunteer at a rescue where she gets to hang out with goats and sheep every week.

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