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Stuffed kongs

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

  1. peej

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    I am going to try moistening her food and putting it in the Kong. I know this sounds dumb, but where do I get sardines.... I am assuming these are not the ones that come out of a can?
     
  2. Deejay50

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    Right now, what works with Ted is Kongs stuffed with a mixture of Greek yoghurt, banana and salt-free peanut butter. I'm a bit wary of giving him some of the popular brand peanut butters I've seen being used online. Full of salt and sugar.

    Peanut butter is quite high in calories, so his daily kibble and treat allowance is reduced so he doesn't get fat! He's now 10kg at 13 weeks.
     
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    What size Kong do you give him? Enzo still got a medium one, I've only ever put his standard food in there, maybe I should try mixing it up.
    Do you freeze your mix ? :)
     
  4. snowbunny

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    Be careful with peanut butter that it doesn't contain any xylitol, which is very toxic to dogs. Mine very rarely have PB, but the brand I use at home is Meridian, which has no added salt, sugar or oil. It's just ground peanuts, nothing else.

    Apologies, @peej, I know I'm rather late replying, but hopefully this will help someone else if not you! Yes, we're talking about tinned sardines. You can also feed your dog raw sardines, either from the fish counter or frozen raw. My two dogs adore them! But tinned are easier in kongs :)
     
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    Oh, and my two had the medium kongs when they were puppies. I upgraded to large when they were bigger (9 months, I think), but we still use the medium ones, too. My two took to frozen kongs very quickly, but some pups take a bit longer to figure out the frozen thing! You should try it and see. The worst that can happen is he waits for it to defrost! My two did this a bit for a while, but now they slurp away until it's empty :)
     
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    The medium Kong works well with Ted. I freeze the mix I mentioned above and fill the two Kongs as well as a Kong that looks like a three pronged star (don't know what it's called) The go in his crate with him at bed time and he's quiet all night (a relief after our early experience with him).
     
  7. Sarah B

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    Some great ideas here for Kong fillers!
    When soaking kibble do you just do so til mushy?
    Also would tinned salmon be fine along with tuna and sardines?
     
  8. Beckyt6

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    I put tinned Salmon into Alfie's Kongs and it always goes down well! :)
     
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    I soak kibble for a couple of hours until all the liquid is soaked up and the kibble is puffy. I use tuna, sardines and salmon (only those packed in water - not oil or flavoured).
     
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  10. Johnny Walker

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    What's everyone's experience with King Wobblers? Are they as durable regular Kongs ?
     
  11. snowbunny

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    They're a very different beast. They're hard plastic, not chewable. The one I had was too big for my puppy to get in her mouth. She just batted it around the room. When I brought Shadow home, it was clear it wouldn't work with two puppies, so I gave it away. Which was a relief because - THE NOISE! :D
    If you're precious about skirting boards, then it's probably not for you. If you have furniture the kibble can fly under that the dog will then dig at, then it's not for you, unless you can put it in a room where that won't happen. But the dogs certainly do love them :)
     

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