Kong Stuffing Made Easy
Start out easy:
Stuff your Kong with loose, dry kibble and show your dog or cat how the food falls out. If you have more than one pet, separate them when they are eating from a Kong because they will guard the Kong just like they do their food dish, and if the Kong rolls towards the other pet, a fight could occur.
Increase difficulty slowly:
Mix canned food with kibble, stuff it in the Kong and give it to your pet. You can also soften kibble by adding water and then stuff soft kibble in the toy or as they become more experienced, just use canned food.
Mix canned food with kibble, stuff in toy, and freeze overnight. Freezing the Kong with a canned or pureed food inside will mean your pet has to work harder to lick out the contents which helps to keep your pet entertained longer. This is especially helpful for pets who have to watch their calories closely.
Safe foods to use:
- Apples without seeds
- Peanut butter
- Cooked, unsalted meats
- Cottage cheese
- Natural yogurt
- Whole rolled porridge oats
DO NOT USE:
- Macadamia nuts
- Foods with artificial sweeteners (espeically Xylitol)
- Yeast dough
- Foods with high salt content, such as potato chips and other human snacks
Always supervise your pet when introducing new toys.
Always use toys appropriate for your pet’s size.
Never use toys with small removable parts.