How to Freeze Dog Food in Kong In 3 Steps [With Images]

How to Freeze Dog Food in Kong

Have you ever heard of Kong Toys? Well, you are reading this guide, so you probably have!

In case you haven’t heard about this marvelous product, then you should check it out as soon as you have a chance – Kong Toys are awesome!

Here, at Your Pet, Your Love, I’m not a fan of advertising for companies, but I know that many dog owners rely on Kong Toys to make their dog’s lives a little happier every single day.

Kong Toys are great for sure, but did you know that you can freeze food inside them? 

This trick changed my life forever, which is why I’ll teach you how to freeze dog food in Kong in 3 easy steps (with images!). 

Quick Pet Answer

You can freeze a Kong Toy by stuffing wet food inside it, putting it in the freezer, and waiting for 1.5 to 3 hours until it finally freezes.

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How Does Freezing Dog Food in Kong Work?

Freezing dog food in Kong Toys is quite simple: select a type of food that your dog likes (and that’s healthy for them), stuff the Kong Toy with the food, and let it sit in your freezer for a couple of hours.

Usually, dog owners use Kong Toys without freezing them, and that’s totally okay.

But a frozen Kong Toy can delight and entertain your pet for several more minutes than a normal one – that’s a win-win situation for everyone!

Your dog will be entertained while trying to get the food out of the Kong, and they will still get the same portion of food as they normally do.


Can You Freeze Wet Dog Food in Kong?

Yes, you can freeze wet dog food in a Kong, but in my experience, you are more likely to create a mess inside the freezer if you stuff too much wet food inside the Kong.

The best choice you have is to mix wet food with dry food so you can properly stuff the kong, but we’ll get to that soon enough.


Can You Freeze Canned Dog Food in Kong?

Yes! Canned dog food can also be frozen inside a Kong, but in my experience, it will take longer to freeze than a mixture of dry and wet food.

Either way, you can give it a shot – get your canned dog food ready, and let’s freeze that Kong ASAP.


How to Freeze Food in Kong in 3 Easy Steps

Kong recommends its users to freeze a Kong Toy for 4 to 6 hours before giving it to their dog.

Freezing a Kong Toy has many awesome advantages: your dog will play with the Toy for a longer time, and the Toy will not “break” as easily as it normally does.

In my case, I have a small dog to which I give a small-sized Kong Toy with frozen food every day, and he absolutely loves it.

You can learn how to freeze food in Kong Toy by following these quick three steps.


Step 1: Get the Kong and Stuff It with Food

I often have a hard time trying to find my dog’s Kong – he always puts it somewhere I can’t find it!

But when I find the Kong, I give it a proper wash and dry it out.

Then, I select the right portion of dog food that fits the Kong, and I stuff it to its limit.


freezing a kong toy with food


After stuffing the Kong, you can move on to the following step. This is how the stuffed Kong Toy is supposed to look like: 


stuffed kong toy


Step 2: Put the Kong Toy in The Freezer

As mentioned before, Kong recommends freezing the food inside the Toy for at least 4 hours.

But I have a powerful freezer, and 2 hours do the trick for me. 

I simply put the Kong inside the freezer, and wait for a couple of hours until it’s totally frozen. I usually take my dog on a walk in the meantime.


Kong toy in freezer


Step 3: Give the Frozen Kong Toy to Your Dog

After 2 or 3 hours, the Kong Toy will be entirely frozen and ready to be enjoyed by your dog! The frozen Kong Toy looks like this:


frozen kong toy


Now, I simply give it to my dog, which is always waiting by my side to get its little Kong of Happiness!

If I give a regular, non-frozen Kong Toy to my dog, he will be done with it in 20 minutes.

If I give a frozen Kong Toy to my dog, he takes around 1 hour to completely empty the Kong – it’s more fun and more distracting for them to have a frozen Kong Toy than a regular one, I assure you that!


What Can I Freeze in a Kong for My Dog?

You need to be careful with the type of food you decide to freeze your Kong Toy with. It is obvious that there are some things that dogs can’t eat or drink (Can Dogs Drink Coca-Cola? No, they cannot!), but you also want to give them something tasty and delicious.

These are some of the recommended foods you can use to freeze Kong Toys safely:

  1. Wet or Canned Dog Food: My top choice will always be canned dog food – it freezes rapidly, and it is healthy enough for my little furry beast.
  2. Peanut Butter: Dogs absolutely love peanut butter. Give them a frozen Kong Toy with peanut butter, and they will go crazy!
  3. Bananas: Bananas are always safe for dogs. You can smash the banana, stuff it inside the Kong, and freeze it.
  4. Wet Kibbles: Some dogs can only eat kibbles, but they will not freeze if you just put them inside the Kong. The solution? Wet the kibbles with a little bit of water, smash them a little bit, and stuff the Kong Toy.
  5. Kong Recipes: There are multiple Kong recipes recommended by the company that you can follow to prepare a tasty treat for your furry companion.

Pet Recap: How to Freeze a Kong for a Puppy

Freezing a Kong for a puppy or a dog is super easy! The benefits are also amazing – wet and frozen food will always be more delicious to them than classic, dry food.

Follow the steps in this guide, and let your dog enjoy its Kong Toy like never before.

Trust me on this one – I freeze Kong Toys every day! Check out Your Pet, Your Love for more dog-related articles and guides made by experts.



Do You Freeze Peanut Butter in a Kong?

Yes, you can freeze peanut butter in a Kong, but not every day. Although peanut butter is not harmful to dogs, it is recommended to regulate it and limit it to “special moments” only.

Can You Freeze Raw Food in a Kong?

It depends, but as a general rule, yes, you can freeze raw food in a Kong. Remember to add some liquid to the mixture so the raw food can properly freeze inside your refrigerator.


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