Kong Treats For Your Goldendoodle
A Stuffed Kong is a Simple Way to Keep Your Dog Busy
Great ideas for puppies who need to be kept busy. By stuffing a Kong your making your puppy work for food and giving the opportunity for some mental stimulation. Stuffed frozen Kong's take time for puppies and dogs to get through. Of course, mental stimulation is always great.
There are lots of food, it won’t take long for you to figure out which stuffing is most preferred by your pawfect family member. A word of caution when finding favorite stuffing treats.
AVOID AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE:
Sugars. (We all know they’re no good). White sugar just feeds all the things we try to keep our dog safe from yeast, parasites and harmful bacteria. It can cause diabetes, allergies, and even inflammation. It also feeds cancer cells. Just say no to sugar.
Peas or beans. These are starchy vegetables and they commonly contain anti-nutrients, or substances that can rob your dog of valuable nutrition. Nuts are also a source of anti-nutrients so keep them out of your treats too.
Starchy carbs (potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, cereal grains). Carbs serve no purpose in your dog’s diet and they can actually feed the harmful bacteria in your dog’s stomach! (Dogs Naturally Magazine)
NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF:
I like to freeze my Kong's, it just makes things easier
Just a Sample Ingredients
Plain Greek Yogurt
This is one idea just modify and create your own recipes. Whatever dog-friendly fruits and vegetables you have in the fridge, throw in a bit of raw, yogurt, organic bone broth, or goats milk and voila! Tasty, quick, and packed with nutrients.
Here’s a list of healthy treats you can use for Kong stuffing:
VEGETABLE CHOICES FOR YOUR GOLDENDOODLE
Sweet Potato (skinless) on occasion
Fresh fruits – Remove the peeling on bananas, oranges and such, and don’t forget to remove the seeds. If you can’t eat it neither can you pup!
Pumpkin (canned or fresh)
Baby Food (check the ingredients)
Dog treats single ingredient (Zukes)
Chicken Eggs, cooked or raw
Yogurt (Greek or Plain)
Sardines Flash Frozen once or twice a week (rawdogfoodcomplete.com)
Sardines, mackerel, herring, smelt or anchovies. You can feed these types of fish canned …preferably packed in water without added salt. For a 40-60 lb dog, give ¼ of a 3.75 oz can of small fish
Organic Bone Broth
Organic Chicken broth (no onion)
Organic pumpkin watered down
Raw Goats Milk
Air Dried Treats (rawdogfoodcomplete.com)
80/10/10 Proteins (Turkey, Beef, Pork, Chicken, Duck,) Variety is best. What is 80/10/10--- 80 percent muscle meat, 10 percent bone and 10 percent organ meat. rawdogfoodcomplete.com
Chicken, turkey, beef (diced or shredded) No spices, ever
Chicken, or beef hearts, (raw or air dried)
Tripe (A Fan Favorite, so healthy and very stinky) Full of pre and probiotics. (rawdogfoodcomplete.com)
Lots of variety, so mix and match to create your favorite dishes. Always feel free to contact goldendoodlelou.com if you have questions or need some extra help. Highly recommend looking at dogsnaturally.com when you have questions about what you should and shouldn’t feed your pup. Googling can often give us misinformation, Dogs Naturally has a wealth of credible information to help you make the most informed decisions.