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I have seen a lot of people recommending kongs stuffed with things to keep puppies entertained. Would these be suitable even for a 9/10 week old puppy who is definitely on the small side? Could anyone recommend a good one and some tasty fillings?

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We bought Beau a puppy Kong and our trainer said to fill it with things like chopped up small pieces of apple, carrots, small pieces of meat etc. We mix up these in some frozen yoghurt and fill the Kong with it then smear the top of the Kong with smooth peanut butter and Beau loves it and keeps her entertained for ages. Hope this helps and I am sure others will give you more ideas :)
 

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Hello

We bought Beau a puppy Kong and our trainer said to fill it with things like chopped up small pieces of apple, carrots, small pieces of meat etc. We mix up these in some frozen yoghurt and fill the Kong with it then smear the top of the Kong with smooth peanut butter and Beau loves it and keeps her entertained for ages. Hope this helps and I am sure others will give you more ideas :)
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Yes puppy size kong will be fine for Pru, lots of us fill with peanut butter and cream cheese too.

You can buy the kong can of filler or kong biscuits too, it is totally up to you, but kongs are great for keeping puppies busy for a while xxxx

Also kong wubba's are another great toy loved by my dogs .. we have about 5 of them ... no food needed but great teething toy for puppy and a great toy for playing tug with your other canine pals xxxx

hope this helps xxxx
 

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Found this on a website for ideas on Kong recipes!:D:D:D
MEATY TREAT
Ingredients: A portion of your dog's normal kibble, about a teaspoon of meat paste, a chunk of banana (about an inch thick).
Method: Half fill the Kong with kibble, then add the meat paste. Using the handle of the spoon, mix the meat paste into the kibble. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, and then plug the large opening with the banana.
Food Fact: Banana is a 'pre-biotic' food, which means it provides a good nutritional base to feed the dog's friendly gut bacteria and so promote good digestive health.

CALMING KONG
Ingredients: A portion of your dog's normal kibble, about a dessertspoon of cottage cheese, a chunk of banana (about an inch thick).
Method: Half fill the Kong with kibble, then spoon in most of the cottage cheese. Holding your hand over the large opening, shake the Kong to coat the kibble in the cottage cheese. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, then top with the remainder of the cottage cheese before plugging the large opening with the banana.
Food Fact: Cottage cheese contains a good source of the protein amino-acid 'casein', which the body converts into naturally occurring opioids that have a calming effect. This is especially useful to help separation distressed dogs to feel more relaxed when alone. Bananas are also thought to have a calming effect too.

SWEET & NUTTY
Ingredients: Warm freshly boiled white rice, warm freshly steamed and mashed sweet potato, about a dessertspoon of peanut butter.
Method: Mix and mash together the rice and sweet potato and peanut butter. Fill the Kong with the mix and it's ready to serve. Alternatively, wait until the rice and sweet potato has cooled before making the mix and then freeze the Kong to use later. When frozen this mix seems to last for hours, so it's a great boredom buster, especially on long car journeys.
Food Fact: Sweet potato is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A and acts as powerful antioxidant, helping to support immune system health.

FRUITY FREEZE
Ingredients: Banana, a small handful of blueberries, natural yoghurt.
Method: Mash or blend the banana, blueberries and yoghurt together in a bowl. Place the Kong, small end down, in a mug, and spoon in the mix. Place in the freezer and serve when frozen.
Food Fact: Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and can help to support cardiovascular and urinary tract health.

EGG-CEEDINGLY TASTY
Ingredients: 1 scrambled egg, 1 chopped Frankfurter or hot-dog sausage, boiled white rice.
Method: Mash the scrambled egg and rice together in a bowl and then mix in the chopped sausage. Fill the Kong, using a chunk of sausage to plug the end.
Food Fact: Egg is 100% nutritionally complete, meaning that it contains all the protein-amino acids that the body needs.

TUM-EASE ~ Thanks to Carole Green (owned by Cody) for this recipe suggestion.
Ingredients: Cold boiled white rice, about a dessertspoon of natural bio-yoghurt.
Method: Mix and mash the rice and yoghurt together and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later.
Food Fact: The blandness of boiled white rice coupled with the 'friendly' bacteria in natural bio-yogurt makes this a great recipe for dogs with sensitive tummies.

PUMPKIN PIE ~ Thanks to Eryka Kahunanui (owned by Bizzle Fo’ Shizzle and Sarah Bean) for this recipe suggestion.
Ingredients: Pureed pumpkin, tahini paste (or peanut butter).
Method: Mix together the pureed pumpkin and tahini paste and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later.
Food Fact: Tahini (sesame butter) is a good source of calcium and zinc, minerals essential for healthy bones
 

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What great recipe ideas.

I do have a kong, but Millie seems to empty it rather quickly. It certainly doesn't keep her entertained for hours. I'll give it another go and will especially try freezing it to slow her down.
 

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following Nadhak's excellent post with Kong stuffing recipes in I have just filled Lolly's kongs with chopped apple, carrot, kibble and peanut butter and put them in the freezer. Lolly usually only gets kibble or treats mixed with peanut butter.
Lolly was very interested in what I was up to - she could see the kongs and smell the peanut butter I'm sure so when I was finished I gave her a bit of carrot and apple with peanut butter on. well she licked them both and then left them! She did go back and chew the carrot but left all the pieces on the floor.:(
I think I may come home to a chewed veg/fruit mess in her crate when I give her one :p Maybe the peanut butter will 'marinade' the apple and carrot to make them more tasty!!!
 

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following Nadhak's excellent post with Kong stuffing recipes in I have just filled Lolly's kongs with chopped apple, carrot, kibble and peanut butter and put them in the freezer. Lolly usually only gets kibble or treats mixed with peanut butter.
Lolly was very interested in what I was up to - she could see the kongs and smell the peanut butter I'm sure so when I was finished I gave her a bit of carrot and apple with peanut butter on. well she licked them both and then left them! She did go back and chew the carrot but left all the pieces on the floor.:(
I think I may come home to a chewed veg/fruit mess in her crate when I give her one :p Maybe the peanut butter will 'marinade' the apple and carrot to make them more tasty!!!
Let us know how she gets on with them!
 

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I have been giving Maisie the end knuckle off a chicken leg (where the leg has been detached from the foot so I suppose in theory it's an ankle!) as it's just the right size to squeeze into a puppy sized kong. She goes nuts for it and it keeps her entertained for ages - even longer if it's straight from the freezer. I can get at least half an hours peace and quiet!
 

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Kongs are great! We do one for our Lilly when we go out for a long time and seems to do good! We put some of her treats and a little bit of her food and ALWAYS Peanut butter!! She loves peanut butter!!! xx
 

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I also hear that - (going off the kong subject) That if you freeze carrots - not for too long. They are very good because carrots are already hard and then they get harder so take are doggies a long time to get through. We also tried freezing an old rag then giving it to Lilly to chew on and that was really good!
 

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Wow! We bought Vinvent a Kong and have put some peanut butter in it and he seems to love it, but once the peanut butter is gone he ignores it! I've put some doggy treats in it but he's not keen on them so doesn't play with it much.

I'll have a go with one of these recipes and let you know how he does :D
 
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