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KONG Advice

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by HB2210, May 19, 2010.


  1. HB2210

    HB2210 PetForums Junior

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    Bought my puppy a KONG to help him settle whilst I brush him. Whats the best thing to smear inside it to keep him in one place ? The packaging says peanut butter is ok, anyone any advice ????
     
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    I vary the contents.....

    ......carrots and dog treats in a mixture of mashed banana and peanut butter - in the freezer overnight...lovely!
     
  4. Rhigeebee

    Rhigeebee PetForums Newbie

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    We use the special kong paste you can buy but admit it can be expensive. The boys do love it though...
     
  5. francesandjon

    francesandjon PetForums VIP

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    I'm gonna put sardines in the next one.....yummy!!
     
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    We vary the contents. sometimes I pack it full with chappie: biscuits topped with cheese which I then melt in the microwave for a few seconds - it sets hard and holds it in place: sardines: veg and gravy frozen (a doggy lollipop): cream cheese.

    Peanut butter doesn't work for us - it makes my dogs loose.
     
  7. Chocmonster

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    I've found that Milly likes cheap cheese in hers, either triangles or the squares you use for burgers, they are easy to smeer around the insides too. She doesn't have it every day, just when I know I need to keep her amused for a while, like when the Bank Manager came for a visit at work last week!
     
  8. Chance

    Chance PetForums Senior

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    Cheese spread made chance very very loose and made a very very bad mess of my back lawn!

    We now stuff large chunks of carrott in there, big enough so she has to bounce it to wriggle them out. Great fun and keeps her busy for a good while. We have also tried packing with other fruit/veg leftovers and then frozen it-again keeps her busy and entertained whilst giving her a snack.

    I guess every dog has different likes/dislikes and so there is an element of trial and error.
     
  9. Dans Mum

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    Dan loves Peanut butter in his kong, but his favourite this week is a mix of duck and orange pate and cream cheese.
     
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    k4r4 PetForums VIP

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    Cheese, peanut butter frozen anything really.

    To be honest i was looking for new ideas for bobby lol, I hate giving him the same stuff over and over he gets bored too lol.
     
  11. billyboysmammy

    billyboysmammy PetForums VIP

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    soooo many different fillings!


    cheese - melted in the microwave and then left to cool so it hardens!

    cream cheese

    sardines in tomato sauce

    banana

    peanut butter

    pieces of kibble

    naturediet or any other wet dog food

    mashed veggies

    raw crunchy carrots

    peanut butter

    hotdog sausages

    boiled chicken

    soaked kibble

    apple and cheese


    any combination (the weirder the better) of the above lol! and LOTS more!

    to make them last longer, then freeze them before you give them to the dog.

    ** with any puppy make sure you introduce all the different foods and fillings one at a time over a long period so you dont upset their tummy.
     
  12. Emmily

    Emmily PetForums Member

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    Some great suggestions there, I've Copied & Paste billyboysmammy list to Word so I don't have to search for this thread.:)

    I've added scrambled egg with cheese to my list (I know my two like it); but I don't think egg freezes well, anyone know?

    My two haven't got Kongs yet, hoping to get them one each soon. What about the size of Kong. The puppy Kongs look very small, Rosie's 5 months old now, would the puppy Kong be too small for her?
     
  13. Dans Mum

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    Dan has 'borrowed' my friend's puppy's Puppy Kong and likes it just as much as his adult one. Its harder for him to get the filling out so keeps him amused a little longer. It's definitely not too small for him. Although if your Millie is a vey big girl i guess the puppy kong may be a little small for her.
     
  14. Emmily

    Emmily PetForums Member

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    Thanks Dans Mum :) I assume Dan is the dog in your Avatar, if so Rosie is smaller, Terrier cross, so a Puppy Kong should be okay for her; but I'm not sure if I'll be choosing the Puppy Kong for the right reason, because it's pretty pink marble-like. I know it's silly to choose something like that by its colour; I'll have to make sure I have my sensible head on when I go to buy their Kongs. ;)
     
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