KONGs are beloved toys by dogs around the world. They are durable, safe, and most of all – fun. Because of KONG’s unique composition, it is important to understand how to clean them. Cleaning your KONG ensures the utmost safety for your dog.

Q. Why Do You Need to Wash Kong Rubber Toys?

Answer: KONG Classic toys have a unique shape and dynamic rubber formula that gives KONG an unpredictable bounce for endless games of fetch. Beyond fetching fun, KONGs offer enrichment by helping satisfy dogs’ instinctual needs to chew. By stuffing the toy with treats like peanut butter and kibble the challenge is extended, offering up to hours of mental enrichment. But these activities can result in a buildup of sticky grime and slobber, thus requiring cleaning.

Kong Classic Rubber Dog Toy available at FarmVet

Q. Are Kong Toys Dishwasher Safe?

Answer: KONGs and peanut butter are the perfect match to occupy your dog. But what about when playtime is over and there are still sticky spots left in the toy? The snowman KONG shape that makes a great puzzle for dogs can also become challenging to clean. Luckily for you and your dog, KONG Classic rubber toys are top-rack dishwasher safe. Here are some tips and tricks that can help keep your dog’s favorite toy clean!


KONG Classic rubber toys are top-rack dishwasher safe and can be washed with the rest of your dishes. You can still use normal dishwasher detergent while washing KONG rubber toys.


Once in a while stuffed KONGs can get stuck under couches or hidden behind furniture for a while and then the dishwasher might not cut it. Fill a large bowl with warm, soapy water and let the KONG toys soak for at least an hour. Then use a bottle brush to get the hard-to-reach bits from inside. Dry with a towel or on a dishrack.

There are times when you just need a quick clean to get rid of slobber. Run the KONG under warm water or if you’re playing outside, you can spray the toys with a hose.

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If you haven’t been giving your dog a stuffed KONG, you’re missing out (and so is your pup)! Learn how to make them here.

This blog was contributed to by the team at KONG to help share proper care tips for these products.