It’s no surprise the KONG brand is so popular with dog owners throughout the world.

It’s durable (even for breeds such as boxers which have super-strength), it keeps dog busy, helps with brain development and hundreds of KONG recipes means that they can be stuffed with lots of different flavours for the ultimate treat.

Bentley loves his KONG and together we’ve put together a list of our favourite KONG recipes.

Get ready to make your dog really happy.

KONG recipes can be as simple or as complex as you make them and bearing in mind your Boxer Dogs allergies then you can stuff a KONG toy with almost anything.

The obvious choice is peanut butter—but it’s obvious for a reason!

Dogs LOVE this sticky, savoury snack. Try putting the peanut butter on a slice of bread, then stuffing that in for a challenge. You can also freeze a PB-stuffed KONG for longer-lasting enjoyment.

Just be careful.

This is a messy treat, so avoid giving this to your buddy on any rug you’re particularly fond of.

Also, always use unsweetened peanut butter. Some artificially sweetened options are dangerous for dogs.

In fact, remember to check all of your ingredients to avoid anything harmful to your boxer dog.

Ingredients such as xylitol, raisins, chocolate, avocado, macadamia nuts and a whole host of others.

Check out our article on dangerous foods your boxer should never eat.

However, many of the ingredients in our Kong recipes have great health benefits to your boxer dog too.

Take Cinnamon as an example.

Adding a teaspoon to their diet each day is a standard and safe amount, which regulates blood sugars and helps with obesity.

If your dog has diabetes then you should definitely add cinnamon to her diet. The anti-inflammatory properties in cinnamon can also help manage joint pain and reduce swelling for dogs with arthritis.

Anyways, Let’s take a look at some of Bentley’s favourite KONG recipes…

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Banana, Cinnamon and Peanut Butter

These three simple ingredients create a KONG recipe filling most dogs will adore. All you need is:

  • Half a Banana
  • 4 tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon

Mix the three ingredients together over low heat in a saucepan until the peanut butter melts.

Place some dog kibble or solid treat in the KONG to cover the small hole, which stops the liquid from running out.

Then using a funnel or cut the lid off a pop bottle, pour the liquid into the KONG.

Finally, smear an extra spoon of Peanut Butter over the large hole and place in the freezer until set, or ideally overnight for a truly irresistible KONG recipe your Boxer will go crazy for.

The Boxers Pie

The classic Shepard’s pie (with a twist) makes the perfect KONG recipe filling.

If your dog is on a RAW diet then this recipe works perfectly too for them. Replace the ingredients with finely chopped raw alternatives.

All you need is:

  • 4 tablespoons of finely chopped chicken or mince
  • 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes
  • Half a Carrot or vegetable your dog loves

Cook the three ingredients (or use leftovers from a meal) and ensure no bones are left in any meat. If you use a RAW diet, chop any meats, potatoes and vegetable into small cubes.

Start by adding a layer of meat to the KONG then veg, then finish with mashed potato.

This works best if you fill half the KONG then add the layers again to keep the flavours rotating for your furbaby.

Finally, smear an extra spoon of mashed over the large hole and serve. Alternatively, place in the freezer until set for a truly tasty KONG recipe your Boxer will love.

The Cheese Board

Who doesn’t like a good cheeseboard after dinner?

Well, now we have a KONG recipe so your dog does not have to miss out.

All you need is:

  • About a handful of cubed cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of Cream Cheese
  • A few cheesy & crunchy treats (Bentley like these ones)

Mix the three ingredients together in a bowl.

Place some of the cheese or treats in the KONG to cover the small hole, which stops the creme cheese from running out.

Then using a funnel or cut the lid off a pop bottle, pour the liquid into the KONG.

Finally, smear an extra spoon of Creme Cheese over the large hole and place in the freezer until set, or ideally overnight for a truly cheesy KONG recipe your Boxer will go mental over.

The KONGicure

The KONG recipe with a health kick. Health and nutrition are so important to our best friends, meaning, we could not do a KONG recipe list without adding one which is full of doggy goodness.

All you need is:

  • 4 tablespoons of plain, low or non-fat yoghurt
  • A handful of shredded Pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • a half teaspoon of Coconut Oil

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

Place some pumpkin or solid treat in the KONG to cover the small hole, which stops the yoghurt from running out.

Then using a funnel or cut the lid off a pop bottle, pour the liquid into the KONG.

Finally, smear an extra spoon of Yoghurt over the large hole and place in the freezer until set, or ideally overnight for a truly irresistible KONG recipe your Boxer will go crazy for.

Why is this KONG recipe so good for dogs health?

Well, plain, low or non-fat yoghurt provides probiotic benefits and serves as an excellent source of calcium for our canine companions.

Then we add some Pumpkin, which provides a natural source of many health benefits, such as potassium and Vitamin C.

By adding the benefits of Cinnamon outlined earlier in the article and finally, a touch of coconut oil help with a smooth shiny coat and any dry skin, we have perfect health and nutritional treat for your boxer.

Summer Fruits

These three simple ingredients create a KONG recipe filling most dogs will adore.

All you need is:

  • 4 tablespoons of plain, low or non-fat yoghurt
  • A handful of Strawberries
  • A handful of Blueberries

Chop the strawberries into quarters.

Mix the three ingredients together in a bowl.

Place some blueberries in the KONG to cover the small hole, which stops the yoghurt from running out.

Then using a funnel or cut the lid off a pop bottle, pour the liquid into the KONG.

Finally, smear an extra spoon of Creme cheese over the large hole and place in the freezer until set, or ideally overnight for a truly irresistible KONG recipe your Boxer will go mental for.

Final KONG recipe thoughts

It’s easy to remember that virtually anything can be put inside a KONG toy.

Buy multiple KONG TOYS and keep some in the freezer for whenever you need them.

It’s nice to have them easily accessible when a situation arises, such as a visitor arriving or a puppies teeth breaking through.

Remember to check your ingredients to avoid anything harmful to your boxer dog.

Ingredients such as artificial sweeteners (xylitol), raisins, chocolate, avocado, macadamia nuts and a whole host of others.

And finally…

If you want to make it extra simple?

KONG brand has a ready-made option.

KONG Easy Treat fillings, which come in multiple flavours. You’ll love the nozzle that makes it easy to dispense.

Add to your already stuffed KONG as an extra incentive, or try it by itself.

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