Hi everyone,
I keep hearing about the joys of a stuffed Kong to keep dogs happy and amused but am not sure what exactly can go in there, why it is sometimes recommended that you freeze it first?
Any advice would be gratefuly received by Jake, my 10 month old Border Collie, and I.
Cheers,
Lynda
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Hi everyone, I keep hearing about the joys of a stuffed Kong to keep dogs happy and amused but am not sure what exactly can go in there, why it is sometimes recommended that you freeze it first?

When frozen, it lasts longer Emotion: smile
I put just about anything in ours, peanut butter always being quick and easy but bits left over from our dinner, mashed potato, bits of meat, normal kibble soaked in gravy / meat juice... what ever your dog likes and you have to hand that'll go in Emotion: big smile
here's a few recipe pages:
http://www.takingthelead.co.uk/2/Health/kong stuffing.htm http://www.companyofanimals.co.uk/kongrecipe.php
good luck and have fun Emotion: big smile
Diana

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Thanks Diana. I was a bit slow with the frozen idea Emotion: smile

One more question - do you rely on your dog licking the food out - I mean, it doesn't go off or anything? Sorry these are such simple questions but..
Will check out the web pages - just off into town to buy a Kong now!!

Lynda
Hi everyone, I keep hearing about the joys of a stuffed Kong to keep dogs happy and amused but am ... you freeze it first? Any advice would be gratefuly received by Jake, my 10 month old Border Collie, and I.

i use a variety of things. kibble, dog biscuits, pieces of fruit, cheese, peanut butter, yogurt (and then frozen). anything the dog likes is fair game.
freezing makes it harder for the dog to lick out so it occupies them for longer.

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Thanks Diana. I was a bit slow with the frozen idea Emotion: smile One more question - do you rely on ... simple questions but.. Will check out the web pages - just off into town to buy a Kong now!! Lynda

Nah, you wash them afterwards, though she gets most of it out - they're dishwasher safe but in our household 'I'm' the dishwasher, so I use a bottle brush, detergent and hot water Emotion: big smile
Diana

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My Cassie (a DobieSpringer mix) loved her Kong. She carried it all the time, like a pacifier. It was such a cute sight. When she dropped it and it sunk to the bottom of the pool, she would come to me and whine to show me. Her tiny tail wagged so hard when I got it for her. I miss her. She passed away in May at 12 years old.
Nana
Any advice would be gratefuly received by Jake, my 10 month old Border Collie, and I.

Our kong routine involves either a half slice of American cheese melted in the microwave (just pop the whole kong in there for about 10 seconds), swirled around and frozen, or peanut butter with chunks of carrots.

Orson curls up with his empty kong on the sofa, and often carries it outside on bathroom breaks.
Cate
Orson curls up with his empty kong on the sofa, and often carries it outside on bathroom breaks.

I can't leave kongs down, because MacKenzie peels them. But I bring a stuffed one to work when Madigan accompanies me, so she has something to occupy her when I'm giving class. For her, I fill it with peanut butter and freeze it, because she's on the thin side. For the other two, I would stuff it with kibble, carrots, biscuits, etc., and then plug up the ends with peanut butter.

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I'm sorry to hear that. It's a year tomorrow since my 13 year old Border Collie was put to sleep. Doesn't it hurt!
On a lighter note, not much use for a pool here in cold old England!!

Lynda
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