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Are KONG toys dishwasher safe?

Dog chewing on a KONG Toy on a rug
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Dog chewing on a KONG Toy on a rug

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Why Do You Need to Wash KONG Rubber Toys?

KONG Classic rubber have a unique shape and dynamic rubber formula that gives KONG an unpredictable bounce that makes for endless games of fetch. Beyond fetching fun, KONGs offer enrichment by helping satisfy dogs' instinctual needs to chew. By stuffing the toy with treats like peanut butter and kibble the challenge is extended, offering up to hours of mental enrichment.

KONG toy on a dishwasher rack

Are KONG toys dishwasher safe?

KONGs and peanut butter are the perfect match to occupy your dog. But what about when playtime is over and there are still sticky spots left in the toy? The snowman KONG shape that makes a great puzzle for dogs can also become a challenge to clean. Luckily for you and your dog, KONG Classic rubber toys are top-rack dishwasher safe. Here are some tips and tricks that can help keep your dog’s favorite toy clean!

Dog chewing on a KONG toy outdoors

KONG Classic Rubber toys are top-rack dishwasher safe and can be washed with the rest of your dishes. You can still use normal dishwasher detergent while washing KONG rubber toys.

Can you wash KONG toys other ways?


Once in a while stuffed KONGs can get stuck under couches or hidden behind furniture for a while and then the dishwasher might not cut it. Fill a large bowl with warm, soapy water and let the KONG toys soak for at least an hour. Then use a bottle brush to get the hard to reach bits from inside. Dry with towel or on a dishrack.

There are times where you just need a quick clean to get rid of slobber. Run the KONG under warm water or if you’re playing outside you can spray the toys with a hose.

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