During my shopping spree at petsmart yesterday I bought all the dogs (including Lady) a kong. I also bought a basket and a bunch of toys and all that. I put them away when I got home and figured I would not let them see them until Lady gets here, so no one would feel like anything was already theirs. I was reading about the greyhound and it said to keep a kong in the freezer stuffed with something like peanut butter so that when you leave they will have something to keep them occupied. Now, I know there are treats you can buy to put in there (and I did) but how do you go about putting peanut butter in there? Also, are there other things like that to stuff them with? People food I mean?
oooh I looked at these too. Does the filling squirt out and get all over? Or does the dog lap it up? I have heard they are great, but I'm looking for some less messy toys for inside. (She has enough messy ones.)
I use regular peanut butter and use a bread knife to stuff the kong. Definetly put in the freezer, it takes a while for Sami to get out and keeps her entertained longer. I tried mixing in small treats and find them laying all over the place. She likes her peanut butter straight up!
ROFL I guess I'll just have to go through the kitchen and see what I can freeze. I never would have thought of chicken broth either, but I bet they love it. Thanks again, anybody else? Lady will be here the end of the week! Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494
I looked up 'Kong recipes' on google...here's what I got: KONG STUFFING RECIPES As you create recipes, be sensitive to your dog's tummy as you experiment. Following are recipes created by veterinarians, dog trainers and dog lovers worldwide. BANANA RAMA: 1 fresh banana · 2 tbs wheat germ · 1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet's favorite flavor as well) · Kong Toy that best fits your pet's chewing temperament In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to Kong. Freeze for 4 hours. Makes 1 serving for Medium Kong. Double for every Kong Size that is bigger. CHEESY DENTAL KONG DELIGHT: 3 slices of your pet's favorite cheese · Dental Kong Toy A very simple and creative way to make any pet drool in delight. Just place the 3 slices of cheese directly onto the grooves of your pet's Dental Kong (if model has rope - make sure cheese does not get onto it). Melt in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Give to pet after it cools. PHILLY STEAK: steak scraps · 1 ounce cream cheese · appropriate Kong Toy Place small scraps of the steak inside Kong toy. Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps. FRUIT SALAD: apple and carrot chunks · 1/4th of a banana · appropriate Kong Toy Place apples and carrots in Kong Toy. Mush the banana in large hole to hold fruit in place. You can include other fruits and veggies: orange slices · peach and/or nectarine chunks · celery sticks · broccoli and/or cauliflower · tomato and black olive mixture. VEGGIE KONG OMELET: 1 egg · your choice of shredded cheese · any vegetables that your pet may like · appropriate Kong Toy Scramble egg and fold in vegetables. Put into Kong toy. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds. Cool thoroughly before giving to dog. MAC 'N CHEESE: Leftover macaroni and cheese · small cube of Velveeta · appropriate Kong Toy Melt Velveeta in microwave until gooey. Add mac 'n cheese to Kong Toy. Pour heated Velveeta into Kong. Make sure it has cooled before giving to your pet. (http://www.kongcompany.com/how2use.html) **Kris, Abby, Ace & Summer
Gina, I stuff in this longish Eukanuba biscuit that helps clean Winnie's teeth. Problem is, she often manages to eat only the part closest to the wide opening as I make sure the biscuit is stuck good and hard in the small end. I also tried this liver spread but she would take the kong into her bed and well, there'd be liver spread all over the gosh darn bed.
I'm getting the idea that this can get messy. When do y'all give them? The book I read said to only give it when you're not going to be home to keep them from getting bored and to take it back when you get home, also helps ease separation anxiety. Now, I'm starting to wonder if it's safe to give them when no one is home to keep an eye out, not just because of the mess, they will do that anyway, but just a feeling I'm getting. Is it ok, I could just be being overprotective. Nothing new.