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I'm thinking of getting Teddy a kong toy to use for his meals.
His meals are a thick paste (porridge based) with meat chunks.

Does anyone use a Kong to feed non kibble based meals?
Is it hard to clean? I'm stuck between a classic Kong (assuming this is appropriate for his dinner but sounds very hard to clean) or a Kong wobbler (maybe dry his dinner to be more kibble like?)

Anyone with a recommendation?
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If I'm not mistaken, Kongs can just be popped in the top rack of a dishwasher. I would recommend a classic Kong over the Wobbler for many reasons, the main one being that it facilitates proper chewing (rather than chewing on something he shouldn't be) and tends to be a bit more difficult for the dog, and therefore more engaging. You can also use a classic Kong for various special snacks (there are recipes everywhere...some folks here have wonderful ones to offer), each one a new challenge for the dog.

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Does anyone use a Kong to feed non kibble based meals?
Is it hard to clean? I'm stuck between a classic Kong (assuming this is appropriate for his dinner but sounds very hard to clean) or a Kong wobbler (maybe dry his dinner to be more kibble like?)
Anyone with a recommendation?
We use both Kong products. The classic rubber red kong or the extra durable black ones will work great for your porridge style food or dry kibble with a topper in a fresh or frozen state. Our dogs are blissful as they hold it in their paws and gnaw their food out of it. The Kong wobbler will only work with dry kibble or treats and is fun for the dogs to bang around and chase the loose kibble. It is a bit noisy as they do this but we use it as a fun alternative way to feed on occasion.

Both clean easily in the dishwasher.
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Thanks for the recommendations!

The black kong does look appropriate for my serial shoe chewer!!

Managed to order it from an online store so should have it soon!
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Tucker has the small baby blue one. He wears it out chewing on it even if there is nothing in it. Feels good to his teeth I guess. 😃

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I have the small pink puppy one for my little girl who won't be here for another two months.
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Cassie has both a pink and red small kong. She lost the pink one for awhile and because I felt sorry for her as she kept searching for it (found eventually under a couch), i had the "amazon fairy" rush us a second one in red. She likes to carry and toss them...haven't actually used for food. It remains a favorite carry and toss, chew sometimes toy.
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Teddy's black Kong toy arrived yesterday...
I stuffed it with biltongs and he spent time pulling out the biltong and couldn't care less about it after that!

Added another biltong this morning and stuck it in. he spent barely 5 mins, couldn't get it out and just walked away! Don't think he likes his kong
Yet another toy to put in the reject pile!
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Maybe he would learn to sit and chew on it if you put some peanut butter or cream cheese in it?
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Maybe he would learn to sit and chew on it if you put some peanut butter or cream cheese in it?
He doesn't like peanut butter (strange dog!) but I'll try cream cheese (never tried giving him any but he does like cheese).
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