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    Defaultkong question

    Okay, I have never used a kong before, and see lots of people that use them here, so I bought one for Jonah. Saw lots of suggestions on what to put in them for stuffing, but here's my stupid question:
    Are you using these as their meal, or a treat?

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    Just as a treat!
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    DefaultRe: kong question

    It's something to keep them occupied, like if you have to crate your pup when you go to work, etc.

    I seal the small end with a dab of peanut butter, fill it with fat-free yogurt and maybe a cookie or some green beans, then seal the large end with another dab of peanut butter, and freeze. You can use fruits (NO grapes or raisins!), green beans, carrots, low-fat cheese, etc.
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    DefaultRe: kong question

    Most people use Kong's as treats. If you stuff a Kong full of goodies it is best to deduct some food from your dogs main meals.

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    DefaultRe: kong question

    (1) I take a portion of her evening meal, and use it as the bulk of the filling. We give it toher when we are eating to occupy her.
    (2) I used to use yogurt, for Knogs and a frozen treat before bedtime, but have been advised not to feed her yogurt unitl fully grown. They don't need the extra calcium and it has the potential to cause issues.
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    DefaultRe: kong question

    Both depending on the situation. If your using it alot you probably should take some out of their meals so they don't get fat. I generally just use it as a treat unless I'm going to be gone for a while then sometimes I'll put some of their meal in it to tide them over.

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    DefaultRe: kong question

    Brees plays with hers just as much when it's empty so I don't put much in there anymore. I do give her PB in there at times though and use it as a treat.

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    DefaultRe: kong question

    If you are FILLING the kong - yes it's best to feed abit less at their meal. I more or less portion out part of Rocky's breakfast and fill the kong, put a tablespoon of peanut butter in the middle and freeze

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    DefaultRe: kong question

    Quote Originally Posted by Emma the Lab
    Just as a treat!
    Not true for all cases.

    We feed Cooper 98% of his meals from Kongs (we have 8-10 at all times). He gets 3 Large Kongs and 3 medium stuff-a-kongs each day which comes out to exactly four total cups of food. He was getting 2 @ breakfast, 2 @ lunch and 2 @ dinner, but we're weaning him off the lunches now so he's getting 2 @ breakfast, 1 @ lunch and 3 @ dinner this week and next it will be 3 morning and 3 evening.


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