I had been in search of a new Kong recipe to let Abby try for Thanksgiving. I was disappointed with the Thanksgiving recipe on the Knong webpage. The recipes are not all bad. However, Abby has allergies. Every dog and their human are unique so check out their recipes to see if the Thanksgiving one is an option for your friend. I figured I would create my own and share with you.
Don’t forget that table scraps can be dangerous for any pet! Filling their Kong is a special and safe way for them to celebrate Thanksgiving with you. After all, aren’t they what you’re most thankful for?
Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Kong
- Peanut butter
- Kibble soaked in water
At the moment this is Abby’s favorite Kong recipe. I use a nutribullet to mix the ingredients but a blender would work as well. I combine than half a teaspoon of peanut butter, two small slices of banana, and cover the bottom of the cup with water. Then mix everything for ten to fifteen seconds. After I pour the mix into a bowl and take a handful of kibble to throw in. I allow this to sit for at least thirty minutes. Last, I stuff the kong alternating between the mixture and kibble soaked in plain water. On top, I seal with peanut butter. Most times, we can get two-three meals out of this.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, biotin, and copper. Bananas help boost the immune system, replenish electrolytes, and promote skin and coat health. In moderation, bananas can make a healthy, low-calorie treat for dogs. Peanut butter benefits include protein and healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin.
Abby’s Thanksgiving Kong
- Sweet Potato
- Coconut Oil
- I cooked a small piece of sweet potato and then cut it in half. I used half here and the other half later. I used the nutribullet again.
I combined the sweet potato, water, and a little coconut oil together to make a paste. I do not have actual measurements because I use very little of each ingredient. I take a small tablespoon used for cereal and put each ingredient on the tip. I also added two raw frozen nuggets, which is optional. Again, mix for ten to fifteen seconds. I pour the mixture into a bowl and add a handful of kibble.
I cut the other half of the sweet potato into tiny pieces. I slice the carrot so that I have three slices than cut again into tiny pieces. I added this to my mixture above.
I stuff about half the Kong with the mixture than I add some organic pumpkin. Then I stuff the other half and top with a bit of peanut butter.
Benefits of what is included:
Sweet potatoes are great for digestive health because they’re high in dietary fiber. They’re also low in fat and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and manganese. Sweet potatoes are rich in the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene. Beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in your dog’s body, which is essential for your dog’s vision, growth, and muscle strength.
Carrots are a good source of fiber, naturally cleans their teeth, Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which helps eyesight, and good for cholesterol.
Pumpkin is amazing for digestion issues of all sorts. Furthermore, it has antioxidants, can help with weight loss, good for the eyes, immune health, and hydrates.
*Note I freeze the Kong from seven to ten hours. Their webpage suggests about four hours.