Treat your Valentine!

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Want to give your dog a Valentine’s Day treat that will last through the dessert course of your romantic dinner? Our friends at Pet Parent have created some scrumptious KONG recipes so that you can express your love for your pup in the tastiest way possible. How do you love your dog? Let us count the KONGs…

*Note: the amount of ingredients used will vary based on the size of your KONG. Not sure what size is right for your little lovepup? Check out our User Guide.

Peanut Butter Delight! 

Ingredients: 
Steps:  

Slice your apples, banana and carrot into quarter/inch size cubes. Then stuff a tablespoon of peanut butter into the bottom of a KONG Classic toy. Next, stuff in a KONG Peanut Butter Snack, then another layer of peanut butter. Continue this process with the apples, banana and carrots until you completely fill the  KONG. Freeze overnight, so your dog will have to work harder to get all of the goodies out of the KONG. Layering is a great technique for KONG treats. Your dog will get a tasty surprise and work hard to get to all the treats in each layer.

PawBerry Blast 

DisclaimerAlthough this is a fun and Valentine’s colored treat, we recommend giving this treat to your pup in a confined and easy to clean space– definitely not on your carpet! 

Ingredients: 
  • Yogurt (plain)
  • Blueberries
  • Toasted oatmeal
  • Raspberries
Steps:

Toast oatmeal in oven on 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. After your oatmeal is toasted, combine it in a bowl with the yogurt and berries. Mix together until you have a good yogurt granola. Fill the KONG and top with some blueberries to keep the yogurt from seeping out. Freeze overnight, or least for two to three hours. Your dog is going to LOVE this PawBerry Blast and it’s a great, healthy treat. Yogurt can help your dog digest food with all the probiotics that it contains.

Meat Lovers Stack

Ingredients:
  • Chicken Broth (organic/low sodium)
  • Kibble
  • Chicken (cubed)
  • All Beef Hot Dog (cubed)
  • Peanut Butter
Steps: 

First put the peanut butter at the bottom of your KONG  and freeze for two to three hours. This will keep your chicken broth from leaking while you stuff your KONG later. When the base is frozen, add kibble at the bottom. Layer (in no particular order) the kibble, chicken and hot dog. Then, slowly pour the broth until it fills the space in the entire KONG. Place your KONG carefully in a cup (see picture below) and then stick it in your freezer overnight. Whenever you are working with broth, or a liquid in your KONG, stick it in a coffee mug or cup so it doesn’t topple over and spill out during freezing.

Stuffing and freezing a KONG for your pup will ensure they don’t suffer a Valentine’s Day letdown. Your husband remembering to make a reservation, though? You’re on your own for that one…

How do you show your pup you love them? Share your Valentine’s pictures and recipes using #KONGdog.