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I've been reading about filling the Kong toys with peanut butter. What are some safe human foods for puppies? I found an organic natural peanut butter. Is that safe? I'd also read that you could stuff with baby food meats. Are those OK? Any other people food that puppies like and can have? Thanks!
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I've been reading about filling the Kong toys with peanut butter. What are some safe human foods for puppies? I found an organic natural peanut butter. Is that safe? I'd also read that you could stuff with baby food meats. Are those OK? Any other people food that puppies like and can have? Thanks!
Lots and lots and LOTS of safe human food. But you need to be careful of a new puppy's tummy, and introduce new foods (human or otherwise) slowly. In the beginning, the best bet is probably the puppy's regular food mixed into a slurry with water, then put in the freezer. They can work on it slowly as it melts and get a LOT of mileage out of it.

Also, be VERY careful to read the ingredients on any peanut butter. Organic is probably fine, but a lot of manufacturers have started to use xylitol as a sweetener in PB, and it is a DEADLY toxin for dogs.
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Lots and lots and LOTS of safe human food. But you need to be careful of a new puppy's tummy, and introduce new foods (human or otherwise) slowly. In the beginning, the best bet is probably the puppy's regular food mixed into a slurry with water, then put in the freezer. They can work on it slowly as it melts and get a LOT of mileage out of it.

Also, be VERY careful to read the ingredients on any peanut butter. Organic is probably fine, but a lot of manufacturers have started to use xylitol as a sweetener in PB, and it is a DEADLY toxin for dogs.
I'm very interested in this thread. We're getting a puppy in a few weeks, and I want to use a stuffed Kong to crate train him. I was going to do the food slurry - some kibble and water in the freezer. But the food manufacturer (Nature's Variety) said it's not safe to wet and freeze the kibble because bacteria can grow when the food becomes wet. Perhaps it's because NV kibble is produced near raw and freeze-dried raw food? I'm not sure, but I'm back to the drawing board re: freezing the Kong with food.

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I'm very interested in this thread. We're getting a puppy in a few weeks, and I want to use a stuffed Kong to crate train him. I was going to do the food slurry - some kibble and water in the freezer. But the food manufacturer (Nature's Variety) said it's not safe to wet and freeze the kibble because bacteria can grow when the food becomes wet. Perhaps it's because NV kibble is produced near raw and freeze-dried raw food? I'm not sure, but I'm back to the drawing board re: freezing the Kong with food.
Well, I think it depends on how long you leave it out. If the dog consumes it within a reasonable time after it is wet/frozen, what could possibly be the difference between that and ANY moist product you put in the Kong?

I think a lot of people pour kibble in a bowl and leave it for the dogs to free feed. THAT should not be done with wet foods.


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With baby food, read the ingredients label carefully. Avoid those that contain onion.



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