KONG - Easy Treat - Dog Treat Paste - 8 ounce - Puppy Recipe
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Just be careful. This is a messy treat, so avoid giving this to your buddy on any rug you’re particularly fond of. If you have more than one dog in your household. It is really important that they are given their Kongs to enjoy in separate areas of your house. This helps prevent any possible anxiety and conflict that may arise from them trying to enjoy their stuffed Kongs in close proximity. Our Labrador and Miniature Pinscher are great friends but both very food motivated. So we would never put pressure on their relationship by giving them a long lasting treat in the same room together. Plus this time apart is a great way to build up confidence and good experiences being separate. Which is always important in a multi-dog household.
Truth be told… the list of things you can stuff inside of your dog’s Kong toy is virtually endless!If your dog has trouble eating slowly, we recommend using something other than its regular kibble, or just mixing in some wet food with the dry so it slows them down a bit. To begin feeding your dog with a Kong, divide their daily food intake into three portions and feed them three times a day. You can give as much food as you like through enriching activities such as Kongs! Your pup will enjoy them much more than being fed from a bowl, but doing a mix won’t confuse them, you and your dog will just get more out of it the less you use a bowl!
Yes your Lab should be able to work and get it all out! But if they do leave any bits you can easily wash the Kong out under the tap and they go through the dishwasher too! Really easy to keep clean!I would always start out with loose foods inside the KONG for beginners (especially with puppies, who can give up pretty easily if they don’t understand that they will get a reward out of this mysterious little rubber beehive!) and then build up to stuffing entirely. But for peace of mind you can free a hole the whole way through your Kong. Put a tube (reusable metal or plastic straws work well) in the Kong for the whole length, then fill it and freeze. Take the tube out (sometimes you have to let it defrost for a short period or run it under warm water for a minute to get it out) before you give it to your dog! Some people do simple purees and freeze, others do loose treats only – and either of these methods work just fine.
Finally, there are some really important dog welfare points that we have to consider when using stuffed Kongs. If you want to get fancy, you can combine lots of ingredients. Follow these basic steps and get creative! Yum, meat! Dogs adore this treat, which isn’t a surprise. Just plug the Kong’s opening with a dab of peanut butter or cream cheese to make sure everything stays inside. 6. Cubes of CheeseIf your dog’s weight is on the cusp or you’re unsure of whether to go big or small, KONG recommends that you size up. When in doubt, always size up for safety! 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. Finally, top it off by using a piece of ravioli or tortellini to close the large opening.