Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Completely Edible Raw "Kongs"

 Stuffing a dog toy with a soft food item and freezing it is a popular way to to feed a dog, mentally stimulate a dog, and give the dog something time-consuming to do.  

I have stuffed Kongs with cottage cheese, mashed banana, canned dog food, and ground raw meat.

I thought to myself, "Why not stuff the raw meat into something edible?" Thus the idea for a completely edible raw Kong type project.

I chose beef trachea as my item to stuff. Trachea is good for dogs to eat, and a natural source of chondroitin. For the stuffing material, I used some Tripe SuperMix from My Pet Carnivore, but one can easily stuff trachea with any ground meat, ground tripe, canned tripe, or canned dog food.

Take beef trachea and...
  • stuff with meat or meat mixture of choice,
  • freeze; and
  • feed to dog.
My dogs LOVE these.

I stuff them tightly, but leave a bit of room at the ends to prevent overflow when stuffing. Pop them in a Ziploc bag and freeze, then watch your dogs enjoy themselves.

Do your dogs enjoy stuffed Kongs?  What is your favorite Kong stuffing?


  1. They may not look the nicest but bet they are a hit. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I had trouble even looking at of the selfish squeamish reasons I don't feed raw. I know, I know, I should get over it. It took me years to make peace with bully sticks!

    It looks like dog heaven, though :)

  3. wow! What a great idea!!! I bet they just loved it!!
    Oh BTW, our interview is posted today on the blog!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. Yummy I did that few times with dehydrated trachea.. Plan to get raw kind so will have to try it. :)

  5. Excellent idea!! Now I know what to do with all the leftover marrow bones that the dogs won't touch after eating once. Thank you Rebekah! This is fantastic!!

  6. Oh man, Ma would love if I gots that all over the floors!!! YEA!! I say, that's HER problem!! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  7. What a great idea! I usually have boring yogurt and banana in my kong but meat sounds much better:-)

    1. You should try it. Or even canned tripe or dog food.

  8. What an interesting idea! We currently used stuffed marrow bones and Kongs at our house. Have never thought about a stuffed trachea.

  9. This is glorious. I'd have never thought of stuffing trachea!

  10. Also, wondering how long does it take for one of your puppers to finish one trachea? I'm strongly considering buying all kinds of things from mypetcarnivore. heheh

  11. Not only do I love this idea, I'm sharing it with all my raw feeding friends. Brilliant!

  12. Genius idea!! But definitely an outside treat. :-)


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