Thursday, 2 June 2011

Kong - How do You Eat Yours?

Kongs are wonderful! Don't just take my word for it, try it for yourself! For the unenlightened a Kong is a hollow rubber dog toy that you can stuff with food. Dogs can take ages and ages just licking the food out from inside. Just about a tablespoon of food can last 40 or 50 minutes if you do it right!

Anything you can think of really, a few dog biscuits, left over pate, cheese, pilchards, sardines, ham, chicken, vegetables, held together with a small spoon of peanut butter and a hint of marmite!

Or if you like it fiendishly difficult, block up the small end with a piece of bread, break in a couple of eggs and a few biscuits and cook in the microwave till the eggs are hard! How long do you think it could take to lick an egg out of the middle? Or how about a few dog biscuits layered with some grated cheese - melted in the microwave then chilled in the fridge till it is hard! Or better still serve it frozen straight from the freezer! That takes ages to eat and dogs really enjoy the experience.

Dogs experience real enjoyment at taking time over their food, isn't it a shame that most people feed their dogs from a bowl and it is all over in 20 seconds! As long as the food is part of their recommended daily amount, then why not spread their food throughout the day with a Kong. A very common reason for aggression or strange behaviour is due to low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia. It is a bad mistake just to feed your dog just once in the day - they should have several smaller meals throughout the day, levelling out blood sugar. Kongs are brilliant! How do you eat yours?


  1. I like the Kong with a small opening. Mom stuffs it with kibble or Cheerios and I have to keep dropping it to get the goodies to roll out. Keeps me amused for some time and when it is empty I drop it at her feet and say, "Helloooo, fill it up PLEASE!"


  2. Kongs stuffed with goodies and frozen are favorites at our house


  3. Harry would be much the same as Leo that kong would have kept him happily occupied for hours. Sadly Harry went to sleep the other day....haven't done a memorial yet on my blog its just too soon. Admire what your doing for these older dogs and giving them comfort and love in your home.

  4. Leo is looking good, I just read your hydrotherapy post, between the swimming and his kong Leo has got it made...he made a good choice when he picked you.:)

  5. An excellent idea, I'm sure Baron would love eating this way! I feed him 3 or 4 times a day so it would be perfect and he'd have to work for it...:) Leo is so beautiful and I can see he likes his KONG!

  6. He he, Mom used to give us Kongs stuffed with peanut butter to keep us busy while she was busy, but Bailey ate the Kong to get to the peanut butter. Silly girl!
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties