Hi Everyone, Jennifer Lovett, Claws for the Cause, I want to talk to you today about the brand KONG, I love this brand. In particular, this toy right here! This is the original KONG toy. I love this product and hope if you don’t know what it is you learn to love it too. If you do know what it is, and maybe your dog isn’t that happy about it you may figure out new ways to stuff it.
First, you need to find out which one is best for your dog. They have puppy ones, adult ones, super chewer ones and even senior ones. Once you know your dog’s chewing capabilities, then you have find which size is best for your dog. Size is super important! You don’t want one that is too small, your dog may choke on it or one too big, your dog may get its nose stuck in and suffocate. Absolutely make sure it’s the right size for your dog.
Once you have your KONG you get to stuff it. Yes, you heard me correctly, stuff it. Well…with what you may be asking? Anything your dog likes and is safe to have, you can put it in the KONG. I’m talking yogurt, peanut butter, broth, cottage cheese, wet dog food, apples, bananas, carrots, normal treats, bacon fat, I could go on and on. The KONG brand has even come out with their own version of “Easy-Cheese” that’s dog safe to put in the KONG as well as treats you can add too. The point is to find things your dog likes to lick or chew on and stuff it in your KONG. The most important thing about stuffing the KONG is to do layers. I can’t emphasize this enough. Layers keep your dog engaged and their nose working. Your dog is a preverbal toddler, toddlers get bored after a while playing with the same toy. If you put layers in the KONG your dog will go back to it and smell something else present. The reason this toy was created was to keep your dog’s mind engaged. So help them out and keep it interesting!
Now that I have a stuffed KONG, do I give it to my dog? You most certainly can, I personally freeze mine though. Especially if you’ve put chicken broth in it, the broth needs to be frozen. As I stated earlier you want to keep your dog’s mind engaged. By freezing it, it’s going to last a lot longer and your dog is going to have to work harder to consume everything you stuffed in there. Which means more mental outlet for your dog!
I really hope you know why it’s important for mental outlet for your pooch! If you don’t, stay tuned there will be a video on it at a later date!
Until next time, please spay and neuter!
Jennifer Lovett, Claws for the Cause.