Is Your Dog Getting Bored?
Do you need some new Kong stuffing ideas?
KONGS are still one of the best dog treat toys around. They’re one of the few toys you can leave with your dog unsupervised. They’re great for dogs with separation anxiety, and they’re durable, even for mighty doberman jaws. They are also safe for dogs teeth. Unlike bones, they won’t wear down teeth or cause teeth to chip.
Kongs are also great because they keep your dog mentally challenged. Especially if you change the kong stuffing regularly. Dogs don’t have as many taste buds as humans but they sure do smell much better than us. They can smell each ingredient individually. For this reason, you’ll want to introduce interesting new smells for your dog to enjoy.
You can pick many healthy foods to add to a Kong. I encourage you to skip the dog food isles of grocery stores and look for human foods dogs will enjoy. Keep in mind those human foods that dogs shouldn’t eat. Also, avoid giving too many treats high in sugar, salt or fat, especially if your dog needs to lose weight.
When you stuff your Kong, you can make it harder to get food treats out by freezing the kong. If you do freeze the kong, leave an easy appetizer sticking out the larger hole, so your dog is immediately rewarded.
DO NOT plug the smaller hole. You don’t want to block it as there is a risk of creating a vacuum seal suction around the dog’s tongue. This is very dangerous.
I hope this Kong Stuffing Mix & Match Chart gives you some new ideas. Custom blend your own Kong recipe for a healthy dog treat. Use the four steps below to choose a creamy spreadable ingredient, dry food stuffing, easy appetizer and a flavor booster (like Fish Oil ). Print the chart and place in your kitchen for quick ideas.
What do you like stuffing in your dog’s Kong? Did I miss a Kong stuffing food your dog loves?