How to fill a toy “Kong”?
In the article “Delicious Toys”, we talked about Kong “snowmen” and anti-vandal models for filling treats. Such toys are a win-win option for any, even the most moody dog. They are very durable, it is pleasant to nibble and toss them up. But the most important thing is the treats that the dog gets during the game. Attracted by a mouth-watering aroma and bright taste, the pets are ready to play around the clock – well, or until the treats end! But what goodies fill the toy? Yes, so that they were not only tasty, but also healthy, and the dog could not extract them too quickly? Let’s talk about this in our article.
Ready-made treats for toys
The easiest option is to fill the “Kong” toy or another toy for the treats with ready-made treats for dogs. In pet stores, their huge selection. Quality goodies are not only delicious, but also very healthy. For example, you can choose preventative sticks or brushes that care for your mouth and eliminate plaque. Or you can fill the toy with traditional vitamin sausages, chopsticks and mini-bones, slices of fillets (for example, natural chicken straws and duck breasts “Mnyams”) or, for lovers of gourmet treats, biscuits and cheese bones “Mnyams”. In the toy you can put several different goodies – it’s even more interesting. The main thing is that they hold firmly and do not fall out too easily. The larger the goodies, the more difficult it is to get them. So, the more interesting the game will be.
For the first time, it is better to fill the toy with medium-sized delicacies, so that the dog can easily get them and “figure out” all the charm of the game. Gradually complicate the task. Let the dog be smart! Some pets learn to throw the toy up so that goodies fall out of it. Others cross it with their paws and drive around the apartment. And others prefer to lick the toy from all sides, so that the saliva softens the treat and it could just be reached with the tongue.
I wonder which way your dog will choose?
Appetizing filler recipes
If there are no ready-made treats at hand – no problem. There are a huge number of options for fillers for toys. Show your imagination, but do not overdo it. Only pet-safe products can be used.
Recipe number 1. For lovers of canned food.
Does your dog love canned food? So why not stuff the toy with it? But to cope with the task was not so easy, freeze the toy! First fill it with food, cover a large hole with a slice of cream cheese and place this splendor in the freezer. Once the food and cheese have hardened, you can give the toy to the dog! She will be happy!
A win-win version of canned food – “Gourmet dishes” from “Mnyams”. They are prepared according to European recipes, with the addition of vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs. The dog will not miss the opportunity to enjoy something special!
How to fill a toy with goodies?
Recipe number 2. For lovers of fruit and yogurt.
Does the dog mind eating fruit? Do not wait for her to grab an apple from the table. Give her Fruit Ice! Make apple and pear puree in a blender (without adding sugar), fill it with a toy and cover the holes with soft cheese. And now, as in the first recipe, freeze.
Instead of fruit, you can use natural yogurt.
Recipe number 3. For gourmets.
For avid gourmets you can’t think of anything better than meat! Fill the toy with selected meat pieces. This can be fish, chicken, beef, etc. The main thing is that the meat was cooked without salt and spices. If desired, it can be mixed with cereals, for example, with rice. Cover the toy holes with soft cheese and freeze it in the freezer. Done!
Frozen toys are not easy to empty, and the dog devotes more time to them! Especially frozen toys are recommended for puppies during a tooth change, as the cold helps relieve discomfort and pain in the oral cavity.
When the pet has enough, don’t forget to wash the toy (“Kongi” can be washed right in the dishwasher). Remove any remaining filler with a brush or toothbrush. And now she is ready for the next game!
Toy Filler Recipes
Extreme toys “Kong” for dogs last a very long time, as well as anti-vandal models Zogoflex. However, if you find damage, the toy should be replaced.