dogs with Kongs
placing food in bowls) provides hours of enjoyment for dogs
that are easily bored or suffer from
separation anxiety. Stuffing a Kong
combination of canned food and
kibble then freezing
stimulation and a long lasting chewing experience.
If using Kongs as
special treats instead of for
routine feeding, be sure to
decrease the amount you feed during
normal meals to prevent weight gain.
Stuffing your Kong with
other treats is acceptable as long
as your dog does not have special
dietary requirements or is unable to
tolerate food changes.
Kong stuffing recipes,
visit the Kong official website:
To buy a Kong
Stuff Kongs for Feeding
Start with a few clean Kongs
appropriately sized for the largest
dog that could access them. Note:
Small breeds need medium sized Kongs
Place a few kibbles of your dog's
normal food in the bottom of the
Kong, so that it plugs the small
hole and prevents leaks. If your dog
is eating prescription diet, make
sure you used the correct
prescription diet kibble.
Mix a can (or smaller amount for
just one Kong) of your dog's food
(use the correlating prescription
food or diet).
Use a tongue depressor or spoon to
fill Kong. You can also add a
littler water to make a smoother mixture that is not too
If using the
watery mixture, cut the bottom corner of the baggie
and insert the open end into the
large end of the Kong. Squeeze the
baggie, like you would a pastry bag,
to empty the contents in the Kong.
Fill the Kong up to the top with the
canned mixture and then stick a
piece of Puperoni or a dog
biscuit in the end to act as the
"fuse". If your dog is on
prescription diet, stick a few
protruding kibbles out the end. This
"fuse" will give your dog a starting
place to chew and
lick the Kong.
the watery mixture, wrap the Kong in
plastic wrap and freeze with the
"fuse" side up,
place the Kongs snuggly in a pan
that keeps them upright
Your Kongs will be ready to go in 1-2
hours and will provide approximately
2-3 hours of
feeding enjoyment. As your
dog licks and chews the Kong, it
will slowly melt.
Kong toys are
available in various sizes and
colors. Red Kongs are for average
chewers while the black Kongs are
extra durable for tenacious chewers.
Blue Kongs, show up on x-rays if swallowed
and will tolerate hotter
temperatures for sterilization
Kongs are top rack dishwasher safe.
observe the dog's chewing habit the
first time a Kong is provided. A few
dogs have been known to destroy
Kongs and should not be given them.