Kong advice

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Mia's gotten her kong stuck on her bottom jaw a couple times lately and she SCREAMS. Would you get a bigger one so that maybe it would be looser if sticks her muzzle in it? I don't think they make a smaller one. It's been fixable, not anything serious but it startles her and takes her a few seconds to get the kong un-stuck. It has me worried some day she won't be able to get it off her jaw as easily. I never give them kongs while I'm gone though, always supervise.
     
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    I'd go bigger then. It's not worth that trauma. Haven you considered kong-like toys instead?
     
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    I've seen some toys that are kong looking that would probably work if you wanted to go a little smaller.

    If not I'd go bigger. Especially since it's happened a couple times I'd just get something else to use before it happens again.
     
  4. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Have any suggestions on specific toys? We have a couple puzzle toys right now but nothing kong-like.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I know they make Kong balls, out of the same material, would she prefer something like that, or are you looking for one to stuff?
     
  6. Laurelin

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    Yeah I'm looking for something to stuff and freeze. Frozen stuffed toys seem to keep her occupied the longest.
     
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    I'm not sure what they are called or if they have a name but I know I've seen some that are Kongish in shape or the little ones the look like fire hydrants that come in all different sizes and I know a few are smaller than the smallest Kongs I've seen. They do have the hole in them so they can be stuffed.
     
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    I know Planet Dog makes those kong-like toys... I wonder if they would be any different?

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    I'd go up or down a size. My dogs can't fit their jaws inside the Kong in any way, all they can do is lick.
     
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    I didn't think she could because the hole looks a lot smaller than her muzzle but she can get that bottom jaw in trying to scrape out food.

    Maybe the Planet Dog one would have a better version for her.
     
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    FWIW the Planet Dog ones are a bit softer with a bit more "give" than a Kong. I'm torn whether I think that would make it easier to get stuck in it in the first place or it would make it easier for her to get out if she did.

    I would probably just get a bigger one, if there's an intermediate size between what you're using now and one that would be as big as she is.
     
  12. Kaydee

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    I just haven't had good experience with Kong as a brand. I know it's a best seller, but Pookins can chew through any of their stuff in an hour...relieved she's on our side...for you a bigger Planet Dog might be a good choice
     
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    There is a West Paw Design toy that has a hole for stuffing treats, I think it's the Tux? I just picked up ours and it might still be possible for her to get her jaw stuck though. I'm not sure. It's kind of a strange shaped opening.
     
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    The planet dog ones are softer and she could probably get her jaw unstuck easier.
     
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    Famous last words :rolleyes:

    Logan just walked up to me with the giant black Kong stuck on his lower jaw. There are some sentences I should just keep away from :rofl1:
     

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