Kong safety

Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by M1n, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. M1n

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    Hi all, I’ve been giving my pup frozen kongs since I brought him home, in fact they’re the only chews I feel confident leaving him with in his crate when I have to leave him unattended for short periods to shower etc but I read recently that they can be dangerous as the pup/dog can get their tongue stuck in them if the air hole at the top gets blocked with the food causing suction. Is this a common issue? After a disaster trying to prepare the recent batch with environmentally aware paper straws to keep the air hole clear I’m wondering if I’m just being paranoid! Anyone have any thoughts/experience on this? I appreciate leaving a chew with a dog can never be 100% safe but thought kongs were one of the safest. Thanks.
     
  2. 5labs

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    I have only heard of this happening with Kong balls which had only one hole, which causes suction.
     
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  3. Ivypup

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    Don't worry, as long as you're using a Kong with holes both ends there isn't a problem. Why are you using straws? I just shove raw food, sardines or anything else lying around and freeze. :)
     
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  4. M1n

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    Thanks for your replies, think I will scrap the straws and just go back to filling them normally, I have a tendency to overthink things!
     
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