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Honest Kitchen in a kong

I am auditioning new dog food that can be easily served in kongs, which is how we feed our dogs. I bought the dehydrated Honest Kitchen product that some on the forum have suggested. I mixed it with water as per the package directions and before it could thicken up I poured it into the kongs, tucked a baby carrot in each one and then froze them. Even as I was mixing the dogs were sniffing up to the counter even though they had just been fed their regular kibble. After the kongs froze, I gave it to them for a meal. They loved it and it took at least an hour for them to eat a quarter serving via the kong, which is a welcome activity for them in the wintry months. I bought the grain free Turkey kind that they call Embark. I will serve it as a snack for a few days along with their regular kibble and check their poops and watch for any signs of allergies but I think this might be a winner.
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Wow, that's a good idea! Willow gets Honest Kitchen too, but not in a kong. I must say she loves Honest Kitchen. I've never seen her so eager to eat!



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How do they get the food out of the center or innermost part of the Kong?
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I buy the medium size kongs and the pups have no trouble licking/chewing it all out.
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I buy the medium size kongs and the pups have no trouble licking/chewing it all out.
Do they eat the carrots also? What are the ages of your dogs? I would love to try this but just wondering at what age it is okay to as mine is only 10 weeks.

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We use a "small" size Kong for Ricky. We fill it with chopped, steamed vegetables and fruit (carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, apple, pear, etc.) and a tiny bit of cheese and lean ham. We seal the ends with a tiny bit of p.b. after pouring some water in and then freeze. We give it to him has a diversion when we have guests over, otherwise he would be wanting to sit square in their laps! I takes him 30 minutes to clean one out. Ricky has the worlds longest tongue and he licks the interior of the Kong out clean as a whistle!

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Do they eat the carrots also? What are the ages of your dogs? I would love to try this but just wondering at what age it is okay to as mine is only 10 weeks.

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They love the carrots.

Our dogs are 6 months and 6 years old. We started Ruby on the puppy sized Kongs when she was 10 weeks but she just wanted the medium size that her big brother had.

Dr. Ian Dunbar recommends starting puppies with kongs early so that they associate chewing with appropriate food items and not inappropriate ones like shoes or electrical cords. So far I would say that this is working well for us.

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They love the carrots.

Our dogs are 6 months and 6 years old. We started Ruby on the puppy sized Kongs when she was 10 weeks but she just wanted the medium size that her big brother had.

Dr. Ian Dunbar recommends starting puppies with kongs early so that they associate chewing with appropriate food items and not inappropriate ones like shoes or electrical cords. So far I would say that this is working well for us.
Thanks!!! I am ordering now. Geez... anything for a diversion - He is killing me with the biting and chewing.

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We use a "small" size Kong for Ricky. We fill it with chopped, steamed vegetables and fruit (carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, apple, pear, etc.) and a tiny bit of cheese and lean ham. We seal the ends with a tiny bit of p.b. after pouring some water in and then freeze. We give it to him has a diversion when we have guests over, otherwise he would be wanting to sit square in their laps! I takes him 30 minutes to clean one out. Ricky has the worlds longest tongue and he licks the interior of the Kong out clean as a whistle!

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That's another good idea! Willow doesn't seem to like most of what you out in the kong for Ricky, but if it were frozen and seemed "special", she might like it. I should try and see!



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the Kong is the best thing for dogs. It is underutilized.. As soon as they are on solid food you can start them. Dogs ENJOY working for their food.

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