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    When you froze a KONG with PB, yogurt and some kibble and give it to your dog isn't any danger of bloating?? Since cold water or ice cubes are dangerous what makes it safe for frozen kibble or PB?




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    Just don't give it to her after she has exercised or is hot. I would let it sit out of the freezer a little while before giving it to her, you don't want "brain freeze"
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    If I let it sit out of the freezer for a while what's the point of freezing it? Why don't we give them the KONG after we fill it? The PB and yogurt are already in the fridge and PB is already hard enough.




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    I think I am a mean Mum as I don't fill them that much. I saw someone recently and the whole kong was full of peanut butter. I would be sick with that so thought the dogs would.

    Mine have them from the freezer. Again maybe as I don't fill them right up it takes time for them to get their tongues in and takes ages to lick. I only freeze mashed fruit and yoghurt mix so mine are really dreprived.

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    Try to bite an ice cube through a 10mm hole and you'll soon see why it's not the same !

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    It takes them quite some time when it's frozen to get to all the stuff inside. Mine can't be bothered and just waits until it's defrosted on its own - so I don't bother with the ffrozen Kongs much here



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    By the time the frozen items get to their stomachs it's not frozen anymore. They lick, lick, lick the contents of a frozen kong. They don't swallow the frozen kong whole. The bloat risk is when very cold things are ingested quickly so they get to the stomach and cause a muscle spasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    By the time the frozen items get to their stomachs it's not frozen anymore. They lick, lick, lick the contents of a frozen kong. They don't swallow the frozen kong whole. The bloat risk is when very cold things are ingested quickly so they get to the stomach and cause a muscle spasm.
    ^that! I would not suggest using kibble if you are putting something liquid-y in as well, because the kibble will swell and get mushy. I use just enough peanut butter to seal the ends, fill with bits of apple or raw carrot cut just small enough to fit in the bigger hole, then some non-fat yogurt and seal the end with a little more PB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazongold View Post
    I use just enough peanut butter to seal the ends, fill with bits of apple or raw carrot cut just small enough to fit in the bigger hole, then some non-fat yogurt and seal the end with a little more PB.
    Nice KONG recipe! I will try that. thanx




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