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Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by karen reid, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. karen reid

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    Hi, I'm fairly new to this forum but loving reading all the advice. We have a 12 week old black lab called Murphy. He is a live wire but a wee joy. I work part time so he is in his crate weekdays whilst I am out. I'm looking for some suggestions for his kong to keep him happy and occupied whilst I'm away. He seems quite happy in his crate and always runs to it in the morning when it's time for me to leave (he knows he gets his kong with a treat :)) but I want to be a bit more inventive what I put in it.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Naya

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    Re: Stuffed kongs

    Hi. I use kongs daily when I'm at work. I have used lots of different things such as:
    Banana
    Peanut butter
    Natural yoghurt
    Kibble soaked on water and frozen
    Chicken and rice
    Wet dog food


    I sometime times mix the banana with the yoghurt, or rice with yoghurt etc

    I freeze most if mine and they tend to last a lot longer :)
     
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    Re: Stuffed kongs

    Sorry for the ridiculous length but saw all these on facebook. Havent even read them all yet!

    Kong Fillings/Recipes/Stuffings and other treats:

    The following Kong stuffings are made with one or more human food ingredients:

    CHEESY ELVIS: Combine a ripe banana, 3 spoonfuls of peanut butter, and a slice of cheese. Mix until blended well. Fill the Kong and freeze.

    MONSTER MASH: Instant mashed potatoes (without the salt) — or leftover mashed potatoes from dinner — mixed with crushed dog biscuits.

    DOGGIE OMLET: Combine a scrambled egg, some beef, yoghurt, cheese and mashed potatoes all together

    FIBER CRUNCH: Combine bran cereal with some peanut butter.

    KONGSICLE JERKY POPS: The equivalent of a popsicle… Seal the small hole of the Kong toy with peanut butter. Fill to the rim with water and a pinch of bouillon (or just use chicken broth instead). Place a stick or two of beef jerky inside. Freeze. (This one gets messy in a hurry, so it’s recommended only for outdoor use.)

    GOOEY CHEERIOS: Combine cheerios and peanut butter. Freeze.

    FRUIT KITTY NOODLES: Mix together some fruit, cooked pasta, banana and dry cat food.

    BANANA YOGURT: Plain yoghurt and mashed bananas. (You can also add a little peanut butter or other fruits.) Then freeze it.

    PEANUT BUTTER GLUE: Fill Kong 1/3rd full of dog food. Pour in melted peanut butter (after it has cooled from microwaving). Add more dog food, followed by more melted peanut butter until the Kong toy is full. Freeze until solid.

    ROCK-HARD KIBBLE: Combine some of your dog’s regular food with cream cheese, which acts as a cement, keeping everything inside.

    STICKY BREAD: Smear peanut butter on a piece of bread. Fold it over and stuff inside the Kong. Mix together plain yoghurt with some fruits or vegetables (carrots, celery) and pour inside. Freeze. The yoghurt sticks to the bread holding everything together.

    APPLE PIE: Squeeze a small piece of apple into the tiny hole. Fill the Kong with a small amount of plain yoghurt. Add a few slices of mashed banana, more apple, yoghurt, banana. End with a slice of banana and chunk of peanut butter on the top.

    CRUNCH ‘N MUNCH: Combine crumbled rice cakes and dried fruit with some cream cheese and plain croutons.

    PUMPKIN PIECES: Combine some plain yoghurt, canned pumpkin, and cooked rice in a small baggie. Mix well inside the bag, then snip off a corner of the bag and squeeze it into the Kong toy. Freeze.

    KIBBLE-SICLE: Put a glob of peanut butter into the Kong first. Then add some dry dog food. Pour in some chicken broth. Add some more peanut butter, followed by more dry dog food. End with another glob of peanut butter at the very top. Freeze until solid.

    OLD STANDBY: Soak some of your dog’s regular food in water (or chicken broth) for a brief time before placing it inside a Kong, then freeze.

    MUTT & CHEESE: Melt a cube of Velveeta cheese in the microwave, until it’s gooey — not runny. Fill the Kong toy with cooked noodles. Pour cheese over noodles.

    FROZEN BONZ: Mix up some bananas, unsweetened apple sauce, oatmeal, peanut butter, and plain yoghurt. Freeze.

    CHEEZY DELIGHT: Combine small chunks of cheese (or cheese spread) with some dry dog food and microwave until the cheese melts. Let it cool completely, then pour into the Kong toy. Freeze thoroughly.

    CARB DELIGHT: Combine some canned dog food with pasta noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, and some of your dog’s dry dog food. Freeze.

    NUT CRUNCH: Take 2-3 dog biscuits and crunch them a bit into very tiny bite-sized pieces. Add a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter. Then add a couple spoonfuls of plain yoghurt. Mix in bowl until soft, but not runny. Stuff inside Kong.

    BABYLICIOUS: Mix together some fat-free cream cheese, peanut butter, and either sugarfree applesauce or a jar of baby food (like bananas, carrots). Cram a solid food item into the small hole at the end of the Kong, then fill with the mixture. Seal the large hole with either more cream cheese or peanut butter.

    FRUITOPIA: Combine apple sauce with chunks of fruit. Freeze.

    PUPPY TRAIL: Fill the Kong with some cashews (unsalted) and freeze-dried liver bits. Add some dry dog food and/or dog crushed dog biscuits and some Cheerios. Drop in a spoonful of peanut butter, followed by some dried fruit (NOT raisins, sultanas or currants, these are toxic to dogs). Finally, top it off by using a piece of ravioli or tortellini to close the large opening.

    RED ROVER: Smear the inside of the Kong toy with peanut butter. Put a tiny piece of apple into the small hole, then drop some more apple pieces in next. Drop in a scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese), then drop in some dog food or broken dog treats. Add another scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese), then more apples. Plug the large opening with a final scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese) and freeze.

    FROZEN TUNA SALAD: Mix together well: 1 6oz can of light tuna, 2 T. plain yoghurt, and 1/4 C. grated carrot. Spoon into KONG toy. Freeze. This treat is healthy and high in Omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to healthy skin and a glistening coat


    MEATY TREAT: A portion of your dog's normal kibble. About a teaspoon of meat paste. A chunk of banana (about an inch thick)

    Half fill the Kong with kibble, and then add the meat paste. Using the handle of the spoon, mix the meat paste into the kibble. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, and then plug the large opening with the banana.

    Food Fact: Banana is a 'pre-biotic' food, which means it provides a good nutritional base to feed the dog's friendly gut bacteria and so promote good digestive health.

    CALMING KONG: A portion of your dog's normal kibble. About a dessertspoon of cottage cheese. A chunk of banana (about an inch thick).

    Half fill the Kong with kibble, then spoon in most of the cottage cheese. Holding your hand over the large opening, shake the Kong to coat the kibble in the cottage cheese. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, and then top with the remainder of the cottage cheese before plugging the large opening with the banana.

    Food Fact: Cottage cheese contains a good source of the protein amino-acid 'casein', which the body converts into naturally occurring opioids that have a calming effect. This is especially useful to help separation distressed dogs to feel more relaxed when alone. Bananas are also thought to have a calming effect.

    SWEET & NUTTY: Warm freshly boiled white riceWarm freshly steamed and mashed sweet potato. About a dessertspoon of peanut butter.

    Mix and mash together the rice and sweet potato and peanut butter. Fill the Kong with the mix and it's ready to serve. Alternatively, wait until the rice and sweet potato has cooled before making the mix and then freeze the Kong to use later. When frozen this mix seems to last for hours, so it's a great boredom buster, especially on long car journeys.

    Food Fact: Sweet potato is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A and acts as powerful antioxidant, helping to support immune system health.

    FRUITY FREEZE: Banana. A small handful of blueberries. Natural yoghurt.

    Mash or blend the banana, blueberries and yoghurt together in a bowl. Place the Kong, small end down, in a mug, and spoon in the mix. Place in the freezer and serve when frozen.

    Food Fact: Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and can help to support cardiovascular and urinary tract health.

    EGG-CEEDINGLY TASTY: 1 scrambled egg. 1 chopped Frankfurter or hot-dog sausage. Boiled white rice.

    Mash the scrambled egg and rice together in a bowl and then mix in the chopped sausage. Fill the Kong, using a chunk of sausage to plug the end.

    Food Fact: Egg is 100% nutritionally complete, meaning that it contains all the protein-amino acids that the body needs.

    TUM-EASE: Cold boiled white rice. About a dessertspoon of natural bio-yoghurt.

    Mix and mash the rice and yoghurt together and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later.

    Food Fact: The blandness of boiled white rice coupled with the 'friendly' bacteria in natural bio-yogurt makes this a great recipe for dogs with sensitive tummies.

    PUMPKIN PIE: Pureed pumpkin. Tahini paste (or peanut butter).

    Mix together the pureed pumpkin and tahini paste and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later.

    Food Fact: Tahini (sesame butter) is a good source of calcium and zinc, minerals essential for healthy bones.

    AUNT JEANNIE'S ARCHAEOLOGY KONG (for advanced dogs:(
    LAYER ONE (deepest:( roasted, unsalted cashews • freeze dried liver bits
    LAYER TWO: dog kibble, cookies or liver biscotti • Cheerios • sugar-free, salt-free peanut butter • dried banana chips, apples and apricots
    LAYER THREE: carrot sticks • turkey or leftover ravioli or tortellini • Kong Toy (the larger the better) Pack as tightly as possible. The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece of ravioli, presenting a smooth "finish" under the main opening.
    LIGHT VERSION: substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, croutons for freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter.

    KONG ON A ROPE: Dry dog kibble. Appropriate Kong Toy. Rope

    Take the rope, pull it through the Kong Toy and knot it. Hang this upside down from a tree, deck or post. The small hole should be facing the ground. Take the kibble and fill the Kong Toy. Make the toy hang just low enough that it is out of your dog's reach. The dog will spend hours trying to retrieve the kibble from the Kong Toy. At the end of the day, take the remaining kibble and give to your pet as a reward. This is advanced work for your dog.

    FROZEN JERKY POPS: Peanut butter. Bouillon. Jerky Strips. Water. Appropriate Kong Toy. Muffin tin

    Smear a small amount of peanut butter over small hole in your Kong Toy. Fill the cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place a Jerky Stick inside Kong Toy and freeze. This can also be put (once frozen) in a children's size swimming pool for a fun day of fishing for your pet

    SIMPLE, TRIED AND TRUE: Peanut butter. Appropriate Kong Toy

    Smear peanut butter inside the cavity of your Kong Toy. It's that easy!

    TRIXIE'S FAVOURITE: Turkey, chicken or marrow bites mixed with slightly moistened food nuggets, frozen inside a Kong.

    BANANA RAMA:1 fresh banana. 2 tbs wheat germ. 1 tbs plain yogurt. 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 favourite 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. Quarter 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 OMELETTE: 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 cheese. Appropriate Kong Toy

    Melt cheese in microwave until gooey. Add mac 'n cheese to Kong toy. Pour heated cheese into Kong. Make sure it has cooled before giving to your pet.

    Peanutty Pupcicles: 1 ripe banana. 1/2 cup peanut butter. 1/4 cup wheat germ. 1/4 cup chopped peanuts

    Mash bananas and peanut butter, stir in wheat germ. Chill 1 hour. Place in Kong, store in refrigerator or freezer.

    Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats: 32 ounces vanilla yoghurt. 1 cup peanut butter

    Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted. Mix the yoghurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl. Pour mixture into Kong and freeze.

    Fruity Yogurt Treats: 2 kiwi fruit -- mashed (or jar baby food fruit) 8 ounces strawberry yogurt -- or other

    Mix together, freeze in Kong or ice cube tray. Serve.

    Yogurt Pups: 16 ounces plain non-fat yogurt. 3/4 cup water. 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

    Dissolve bouillon in water. Combine water and yogurt in blender and blend thoroughly. Pour into Kong or other small containers for freezing, cover and freeze.

    Pup Pops: 2 chicken or beef bouillon cubes. 3 cups water

    Dissolve bouillon in water. Pour into Kong, small Styrofoam cups or ice cube tray. Freeze. Serve frozen.

    Frosty Paws #1: one part instant oatmeal. Two parts water. Instant chicken or beef bouillon powder (optional) large glob of peanut butter

    Mix and let sit for a few minutes until the oatmeal absorbs most of the liquid. It isn't even necessary to heat it. Spoon into Kong and freeze. Some other suggestions to add: yogurt pureed liver, garlic, pureed vegetables.

    Frosty Paws #2: 1 banana. 4 oz. plain or fruit yogurt. 2 oz. water

    Process in blender or food processor till smooth. Pour into old frosty paws cups, Kong/s or something similar. Freeze and Serve.

    Frosty Paws #3: 1 quart vanilla yogurt. 1 medium banana. 2 tablespoon peanut butter. 2 tablespoon honey

    Puree the banana in a food processor (a blender would probably work fine). Add the peanut butter and honey and continue processing until smooth. Add yogurt and process just long enough to blend all ingredients together. Place 18 small paper cups (bathroom size) in a baking pan (one 9 x 13 or two 8 x 8 work well). Fill paper cups to about 2/3s full. An ice cream scoop or a measuring cup makes the job easier. Or fill Kongs. Freeze until solid.

    Frozen Jerky Pops: Bouillon. Jerky Strips. Water

    Fill a bowl with cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place into muffin tins or Kong, place a Jerky Stick inside and freeze.

    Bananarama: 1 fresh banana. 2 tbs wheat germ. 1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet's favourite flavour as well)

    In a bowl, mash up banana. Add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to a Kong or muffin tin or cups. Freeze for 4 hours.

    Pugs Pops: 1 Quart fruit juice. 1 banana, mashed. 1/2 cup yogurt

    Mix ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze. This can be eaten by people too.

    Poochie Pudding: Whole milk yogurt, plain or vanilla. 1 banana. 1 peach or nectarine (peeled). Strawberries or 1 apple (whichever the dog likes). 1 dog biscuit (bone-shaped)

    Mash the banana and the peach/nectarine (or put in blender). Slice the apple or strawberries into smallish chunks. Push a chunk of fruit into the bottom hole of the Kong to stop leaking. Mix the banana, peach/nectarine, apple chunks or strawberries into the yogurt, then pour the mixture into the Kong. Push the biscuit into the large end of the Kong. Freeze for about 3-4 hours or until consistency of frozen yogurt. Can also be served unfrozen, for impatient dogs.

    Apple Crunch Pupcakes: 2 3/4 cups water. 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce. 2 tablespoons honey. 1 medium egg. 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract. 4 cups whole wheat flour. 1 cup apple, dried. 1 tablespoon baking powder

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together water, applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine flour, apple chips, and baking powder. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until very well blended. Pour into greased muffin pans. Bake 1 1/4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out dry. Store in a sealed container. Makes 12 to 14 pupcakes.

    Doggie Cheesy Carrot Muffins: 1 cup all-purpose flour. 1 cup whole wheat flour. 1 tsp. baking powder. 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. 1 cup grated carrot. Mix in small bowl, then add to above: 2 large eggs. 1 cup milk. 1/4 cup vegetable oil

    Mix in a large bowl. Cook at 350 degrees, 12 minutes for mini muffins, 20-25 for large muffins.

    ICED KONG: Plug the end of the Kong with a treat. Turn it upside down in a cup. Fill it full of chicken gravy and freeze. Try Cat food as well.

    SPANISH KONG: 1 egg. Grated cheese. Any vegetables your dog likes.

    Scramble the egg and fold in the vegetables. Squash into the Kong. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds to seal the ingredients. Cool thoroughly. WARNING - Cheese becomes very hot in the microwave.

    KONG AU GRATIN: Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with your dog’s usual dried dog food and press into the Kong. Microwave until the cheese starts to melt and bind the food together. Let it cool to a safe temperature. Use a cup to contain the Kong when in the microwave.

    NOUVELLE KONGS: Smear peanut butter or Marmite inside the cavity of the Kong for a quick and minimalist alternative.

    TANTALISERS: Cheese. Chicken skin. Bacon. Pate. Cooked lamb's liver. Meaty canned cat food. - Use very sparingly and make sure this treat blocks the top hole so that none of your other ingredients fall out.

    MAIN COURSES: Small dog biscuits. Bread sticks. Garlic bread. Pizza crusts. Carrot batons

    These treats should be wedged into place. Experiment with different brands of dog biscuits and look at small dog sizes which are very versatile. You want to leave lots of interesting gaps. Some biscuits should be harder to get out than others.

    INSTANT REWARDS: Freeze-dried liver. Cat treats. Chopped sausage. Grated cheese

    These need to be small, flavoursome goodies. The second your dog nudges the Kong, some of these should fall out to get him hooked. If they are all dispersed immediately, it’s going to be a bit dull for your dog - so make sure you shake the Kong as you're filling it so some bits end up working their way into all the crevices created by the wedged biscuits.Mix of cheese, marmite, (tiny bit) with a bit of bread and add a few bits of kibble, water til a firm mix - pack it in and stuff a stopper of bread crust in the hole.
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    Summer months then try whatever within water, packed in that you can freeze so it’s like an ice lolly!

    Lidl do a very cheap pate and the fine/smooth one is very smelly. You only need the smallest amount to smear inside and the dogs love it. It’s freezeable so freeze it in cubes and use as needed.

    Kibble mixed in with a bit of pilchards in tomato sauce. Maybe add a bit of water and let the kibble swell up, and then mash into the Kong.

    Other fillings include...

    Cream cheese & chicken paste mixed up with kibble

    JWB Pouches & kibble mixed up and frozen

    Suitable left overs - roast dinner (meat, potatoes, veg & bit of gravy) Tinned tomatoes, rice/ pasta/ tuna, shepherd’s pie, etc. If there is plenty of gravy it dribbles a bit, but you can put them either in freezer bags or stand them up in a small pot.

    The idea of freezing it is that the dog can't eat it straight away. Licking and chewing helps to calm dogs down, and so they can take ages to lick it all out. End result: nice calm dog that is knackered from all the licking and drops off to sleep!
     
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  4. JulieT

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    Welcome to the forum!

    If I have to leave him, my boy gets no food apart from in kongs. I leave him with a pile of kongs - not just one or two - and he chews himself to sleep. "Konged-out". ;D ;D ;D

    My basic kong is just his whole kibble allowance soaked and frozen. This makes 3 medium kongs and 3 small kongs.

    I can stretch this out to 8 kongs by putting bulldog clips on the bottom, dry kibble and pouring water into the kong then freezing. You get more water in this way.

    My first variation is to save water from sardine and tuna tins, and use that to soak/fill. I avoid commercial stocks and pastes - too full of salt and other nasties.

    If I need more kongs, but food allowance is used, I go to cooked mashed veg. He massively prefers mashed banana and strawberries though. He loves raspberries.

    Here is a post I wrote a while back:

    I own about 10 kongs and bulk freeze every 3 days or so. If I'm going out, Charlie will get his entire food allowance in kongs.

    Kong goodie bones are great too. I stuff the ends with fish4dogs sea biscuits and sea wraps, and 2 or 3 will last Charlie about 10 minutes (enough for an emergency dash for a pint of milk or something).

    There was a thread on this a while back:

    [quote author=JulieT link=topic=3103.msg32841#msg32841 date=1383142125]
    Just about anything you are happy to feed your dog :). The trick is just to get it to the right consistency to squish in. The easier it is to get out, the quicker the dog finishes the kong (eg dry kibble will just tip out).

    Mashed fruit and veg is popular. I freeze most kongs, if only for 30 mins or an hour, to "firm up" the contents, making it last longer. Frozen kongs can be filled with anything - water from sardine tins etc. You can put kibble in the liquid (and let it go soft) or just put the dry kibble in the liquid and freeze (I find you use less kibble this way if you need to keep an eye on the food volume). Bulldog clips keep the ends closed until the liquid freezes.

    For the ultimate kong, I think you need a bit of structure. Gravy bones are ideal because you can ram them into something soft (a bit of chicken) and then wedge them under the rim. Then fill the gaps with something.

    My current tatic is: Chicken in the bottom, a single layer of dry kibble rammed into the chicken with the end of a wooden spoon. Bit more chicken. 3 or 4 gravy bone biscuits shoved into this layer and tucked under the rim, mashed up kibble mixed with chicken (more kibble than chicken) fills the middle between the gravy bones, and tiny bit more chicken and a hard sea biscuit is then pressed down into the top until the kong is as packed as a tube train in rush hour. Freeze for 30 minutes min. 3 of these are half his daily food allowance.

    If short of stuff, I soak kibble, mash in sardines, pack kongs with resulting sludge and freeze.
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  5. LovelyLittleLola

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    Banana, banana and banana. Lola goes crazy for them ;D
     
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    I'm definitely going to try some of the recipes listed above on my puppy Buddy- I've only ever used frozen soaked kibble...
    Are there some adverse affects to giving puppies cheese/ bananas?
     
  7. JulieT

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    [quote author=Dr CEM link=topic=5200.msg65383#msg65383 date=1396388405]
    Are there some adverse affects to giving puppies cheese/ bananas?
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    I think it depends on your dog's tummy. Chalie doesn't have any problems with modest amounts of fruit and veg. But there is no doubt he is better sticking only to kibble and sea biscuits (fish and rice) and not mixing kibble and fresh (eg fish, meat) foods.

    I vet much limit things like cheese - I would not give a dog milk, so don't really think cheese is ok. (and peanut butter and other things like that).
     
  8. MikeMiller82

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    Hi Peeps,

    I too have wondered about this but what do you do about his normal meals as well? would you reduce them? It might sound wrong but when my pup is a little older I am hoping to get him out running and keep him lean. Max doesnt seem to like peanut butter either and has a purely dry diet. is this the wrong way to go?
     
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    Mike - I reduce Harley's food allowance depending on what I use in the kong. If it's yoghurt and rice, I drop about 20g from her food. If I use kibble soaked in water, I weigh the kibble and drop this amount. I only do certain kong fillings as Harley has a sensitive tummy and is wheat intolerant. I work so Harley gets a kong in the morning and another in the afternoon. They keep her busy til she falls asleep :)

    Dr CEM - Harley has a sensitive tummy but is fine with cheese and apples. For me it was trial and error as to what I could use.
     
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    I put kibble soaked in hot water and a little salmon oil, plugged with peanut butter or cream cheese then frozen. The kibble is out of her food allowance :)
     
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    Hi, thank very much for your replies with ideas for Murphy's kongs. He has small piece of banana mixed with some kibble today and he loved it :). I'm looking forward to trying out all the other suggestions. Might help my guilt at leaving him when I go to work :(
     
  12. MikeMiller82

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    Obviously I am very knew to all of this but is Peanut Butter even healthy for dogs?

    I don't even feed my children it lol, i know it is full of protein though so not sure
     
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    I just use a smear of it...maybe a teaspoon at the most in a kong.
    Its a happy lab that gets to lick out the empty jar though ;)
     
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    [quote author=MikeMiller82 link=topic=5200.msg65620#msg65620 date=1396506779]
    Obviously I am very knew to all of this but is Peanut Butter even healthy for dogs?

    I don't even feed my children it lol, i know it is full of protein though so not sure
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    You don't need to use much just a thin layer. Smooth is best. Our Lola doesn't like it but my mum's dog LOVES it
     
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    I've just made this a sticky, and I think we should add this post from Julie

    to make this a really useful reference
     
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    Is anyone else having trouble with Kongs?

    I have had 2 split around the circumference.
     
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    That sounds odd.
    I would let Kong know about that. They are very big on positive customer relations.
     
  18. Naya

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    I've never heard of any splitting before :eek:
     
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    Re: Stuffed kongs

    I've not had one split, and some of mine are really old. Maybe a bad batch Tina, worth contacting Kong
     
  20. Dexter

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    Re: Stuffed kongs

    Yes that doesn't sound right,Dexter can destroy anything 'indestructible ' but he's never beaten a kong yet ;D
     

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