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How to Make Your Dog a Thanksgiving Themed Stuffed KONG

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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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