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?



21 comments:

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

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  2. I had trouble even looking at this...one 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 :)

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  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!

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

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  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!!

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

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    1. Which is why he's eating it outside. :-)

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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