Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I Am the King of Kongs #chewyinfluencer

Hey everyone!  I haven't been to Blogville in a while because I have been busy working on this review and it took a looooong time.  Blame the mom, of course.  She has this multi-step Kong breaking in procedure that I MUST follow.  Sigh.

So sent me three, yes, count them on one paw, THREE Kong Extremes at no charge in exchange for my honest opinion.  I must have the extreme Kongs because I make mincemeat out of the regular Kongs.  I pride myself on being a strong chewer.
We could not believe our noses!  (Pee Ess, you will notice many different guest dogs over the course of this review because THAT is how long this took!)
I have to get me the XXL Kongs (even though I am a M size dog) because I get half of my breakfast in my Kong.
Now it does say here for snoopervised use only but for me the whole point is to keep me busy in my crate so the separation anxieties don't get the best of me.
So to start off with, a comparison of my old Kong on the left to a new Kong on the right.
I have been using my 2 Kongs for 7 months and I must say they have held up very well except for me writing my name around the opening with my teeth.
So now we must start the procedures, per the mom.  You might want to get yourselves a bowl of water and some kibble because this is going to take a while.
First mom scrubs them up with the dedicated dog scrubbing sponge.  But phew, do they stink!  I mean you walk in the room and all you smell is stinky rubber no matter how hard mom scrubs.
Mom did some Googling and came up with a stinky Kong solution, with a vanilla solution, BOL.
You soak the Kongs in a solution of water and 1+ teaspoon vanilla per Kong.
Mom puts it in a bucket in case there is leaking because now it has to sit and fester like this for days and days and days.  Actually, mom let it sit for a week.
Then when she took the Kongs out, OMD, the stink was so much better.
Yes, I smell a little bit of rubber and a lot of bit of vanilla.
Um, you need me to do the pre-wash cycle of those other dishes?
Now we wait some more for the Kongwasher to do it's thing.
A dog could fall asleep waiting for this.
At long last they are done and I do the sniff test.  Much, much better, just a slight rubber stink but mom says she can live with it.  Me, I am not that picky.
So we let them cool off ...
Then out come the stuffins.  In my case it is my regular kibble with wet food to hold it all together.
If mom did not put half of my meals in the Kongs I would lose my nice figure.
Now we stuff them full.
All stuffed...
... and in the freezer.
Now it is a work day and mom gives me half my breakfast in my bowl.  Then when she leaves me all alone in my crate (NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!) she taunts me with promises of my Kong.

I fall for it every time.  In my crate I go.  (Don't feel bad for me that I don't get a lot of bedding.  I tear everything up when I am done with my Kong because it does not last me for 5 hours, only about 1 hour.)
So finally, after all of that waiting, I GET MY KONG!!!!!
Settling down with my Kong. 
When mom comes home from work I have cleaned out the frozen Kong.
And at the end of the week we stuff and freeze all over again.
So as you can see, I love my Kongs and the mom says having 5 Kongs to stuff to last a whole week is way easier than having to stuff 2 Kongs over and over again so we say if you are a King of Kongs like me, get one for every day of the week!


  1. What a lucky pup! I think I might like Kongs if they were full of food! I had one when I was very little but I think it's now lurking somewhere out in the garden.

  2. We have the original red kongs. Mom puts cheerios in them first, then a bunch of pb or yogurt and tops off with a cookie, freezes them, and gives us one to keep us busy:) They are a great tool for that purpose for sure.

    Thanks for the tip about the paws. We have the Paw Plunger, very similar to yours. Timber is good about using it, Misty hates it, and Lightning is OK with the front paws, but the back ones are a challenge:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. I don't like the smell of rubber either. LOL. Poor Ruby is afraid of Kongs. I have a couple of small ones (her size) but whenever I take one out she gets really nervous.

  4. Oh! Much better that the nylabone in woos last post hu?? Kongs are a favorite here, we get part of our daily kibble and sweet potato frozen kongs every day! Play bows,

  5. I've never trusted Kongs, mainly because our boys are terrific chewers. I might have to give them a shot.

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

    (You may get two comments - blogger ate my first one while I was typing.)

  6. Our pups love Kongs. Definitely keeps them preoccupied for a long period of time. Thanks for the share keep up the posts.
    World of Animals