How much do you fill the kongs with? This is all new to me. When I grew up with dogs, they lived in the back yard with some cheap dog food covered in leftovers or gravy my mom made for them. Now, I'm researching dog food, buying toys like crazy, going to puppy school. My hubby thinks I've gone cookoo! But we do have a kong for Harvey, and I just don't know if you should put a tiny bit, a little, or fill that sucker up. I do the kong when he's in his crate on my work days. By the way, Harvey is a gorgeous almost 5 month old brindle! Thanks for the info!
I put about a tablespoon or two in there depending on what I am putting in. Normally Peanut butter or PB and Yogurt or Yogurt and Bannana mash. I freeze it (overnight) for the next day in the kennel...
rhonda welcome! i cant wait to see pics of Harvey.
As for the kong. I just take a spoonful of pb and smear it in the kong (depending on the size more may be needed) There are times i will mash banana and yogurt and fill it then freeze it for a few hours. the girls really like this there are lots of different things it could be stuffed with.
I only give mine Kongs occasionally and usually if it's cos they have had a big exercise day, like meetup, so I tend to overload it, which is soo wrong I know.And it seems so pitiful to put such a small amount in this big ole Kong....For a puppy, a tablespoon should be more than enuf.....
Here's some other things you can add, I stole this list from Lisa 8O
Cheerios and peanut butter
Chunks of Apple and peanut butter
Cooked macaroni and melted (not runny) velveeta cheese
Bananas and unsweetened applesauce - freeze
Cream cheese, peanut butter, and applesauce - freeze
Applesauce with chunks of fruit - freeze
Bananas, cooked oatmeal, applesauce, and yogurt - freeze
lord i got in trouble when i ran out of PB. the girls were NOT happy and let me know it to!! i was trying to think of different things to use but in the end they just didnt get a kong because apparently my brain wasnt working! so the mac and cheese.....it is ok to give a dog pasta? just regular pasta or would whole wheat be better?
Yeah I was gonna say...Sadie licks it up pretty fast, not enough time for it to melt enough for any to get out of the Kong. I also freeze overnight. And I wash mine in the dishwasher everyday, I sometimes have to put it through twice to get all of the bits out of the top
I also put good quality canned food in our kongs and freeze them. I put a few pieces of kibble in first since they can't seem to reach the top to lick the wet food out- that way it doesn't get stuck up there.
Oh wonderful ! I'm planning on buying a regular Kong for our Jujubes, she has the pink non-stuffable 'baby' one with the handle and so far has only chewed the handle part. These recipes even sound yummy to me lol