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Ollie has had the itchies ever since we got him. He did have mites, but they have been treated and are now gone. He still itches. We changed his food over from a lamb and rice (wheat, corn and soy free) to a grain free, chicken free holistic fish based food. He still itches. The only thing that has not been swapped over is the nightly Milk Bone that goes into his Kong. I haven't been able to find a BIG biscuit that we can stuff into the Kong. He loves getting it and will bring the Kong and throw it at us right at 7:00 every night.

I have looked and looked trying to find a substitute for that Milk Bone, but haven't found anything the right size. We have used several other grain free treats, but none are large enough to provide a bit of a challenge when stuffed in the Kong.

Does anyone have an idea or even a recipe that would be easy and practical to make for him? Dad has volunteered to do the biscuit baking if I can find a recipe and a cutter that is the right size.

I am hoping against hope that this will help clear up the itchies, but we do have an appointment with the doggie dermatologist at the end of October if we can't get it figured out before then.

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Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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murphsmom said
Does anyone have an idea or even a recipe...

Have you searched the Tripawds Nutrition blog yet? There are many recipes there for homemade treats, and recommendations for store bought options. There are various cookbook reviews in the Downloads blog and Amazon blog too. Or, you can search all blogs here since many Tripawds bloggers have shared their own ideas.

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Thanks, Admin Guy. I didn't even think of those blogs, but I will check them all put.

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel...and the Labradork

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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Johnnie is highly allergic to lactose.  Once I discovered this and eliminated all milk-products from his diet he never had eczemas again.  For him, no cheese, no cookies or cake or ice-cream, no cream-cheese, no yoghurt.  Not easy even for a dog, but it did the trick.

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. May 2015: altered liver enzymes. July 2015 chest X-ray clear, liver enzymes greatly improved.   Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews)and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues. 

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Ollie doesn't have any red or raw spots except for what he causes by scratching. It's almost like he has the kind of itch people get where you are sitting there and all of a sudden you get a terrible itch for no reason at all. We try to be vigilant about keeping boots on his back feet so he can't use his claws. Other than the itches, his coat and skin look perfect.

We have had Goldens who had bad skin allergies, but most were caused by things other than diet.

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel...and the Labradork

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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We fill Tanner's kongs with stuff and put them in the freezer: pieces of banana with a little bit of peanut butter, blueberries and chunks of watermelon, etc. You can fill it with just about anything dogs can eat and if you put it in the freezer it lasts quite awhile. Plus, if you put real food in it you don't have to worry about what hidden allergens might be in it. 

Google stuffed kong recipes. You'll find all kinds of good stuff. 

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Thanks, Elizabeth!

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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I have a bunch of recipes for stuff for the Kong with "Real food" .  It is long and I have it in a word document to so you can pm me your emails and I can send it but here it is.

OK A few of you were looking for KONG receipes so here is my list. You should be able to copy and paste this into a word document and then save to your computer or laptop for future bedtime reading. Hope your furbabies enjoy. xxx

The following Kong stuffings are made with one or more human food ingredients:

CHEESY ELVIS: Combine a ripe banana, 3 spoonfuls of peanut butter, and a slice of cheese. Mix until blended well. Fill the Kong and freeze.

MONSTER MASH: Instant mashed potatoes (without the salt) — or leftover mashed potatoes from dinner — mixed with crushed dog biscuits.

DOGGIE OMLET: Combine a scrambled egg, some beef, yogurt, cheese and mashed potatoes all together

FIBER CRUNCH: Combine bran cereal with some peanut butter.

KONGSICLE JERKY POPS: The equivalent of a popsicle… Seal the small hole of the Kong toy with peanut butter. Fill to the rim with water and a pinch of bouillon (or just use chicken broth instead). Place a stick or two of beef jerky inside. Freeze. (This one gets messy in a hurry, so it’s recommended only for outdoor use.)

GOOEY CHEERIOS: Combine cheerios and peanut butter. Freeze.

FRUIT KITTY NOODLES: Mix together some fruit, cooked pasta, banana and dry cat food.

BANANA YOGURT: Plain yogurt and mashed bananas. (You can also add a little peanut butter or other fruits.) Then freeze it.

PEANUT BUTTER GLUE: Fill Kong 1/3rd full of dog food. Pour in melted peanut butter (after it has cooled from microwaving). Add more dog food, followed by more melted peanut butter until the Kong toy is full. Freeze until solid.

ROCK-HARD KIBBLE: Combine some of your dog’s regular food with cream cheese, which acts as a cement, keeping everything inside.

STICKY BREAD: Smear peanut butter on a piece of bread. Fold it over and stuff inside the Kong. Mix together plain yogurt with some fruits or vegetables (carrots, celery) and pour inside. Freeze. The yogurt sticks to the bread holding everything together.

APPLE PIE: Squeeze a small piece of apple into the tiny hole. Fill the Kong with a small amount of plain yogurt. Add a few slices of mashed banana, more apple, yogurt, banana. End with a slice of banana and chunk of peanut butter on the top.

CRUNCH ‘N MUNCH: Combine crumbled rice cakes and dried fruit with some cream cheese and plain croutons.

PUMPKIN PIECES: Combine some plain yogurt, canned pumpkin, and cooked rice in a small baggie. Mix well inside the bag, then snip off a corner of the bag and squeeze it into the Kong toy. Freeze. KIBBLE-SICLE: Put a glob of peanut butter into the Kong first. Then add some dry dog food. Pour in some chicken broth. Add some more peanut butter, followed by more dry dogfood. End with another glob of peanut butter at the very top. Freeze until solid.

OLD STANDBY: Soak some of your dog’s regular food in water (or chicken broth) for a brief time before placing it inside a Kong, then freeze.

MUTT & CHEESE: Melt a cube of Velveeta cheese in the microwave, until it’s gooey — not runny. Fill the Kong toy with cooked noodles. Pour cheese over noodles.

FROZEN BONZ: Mix up some bananas, unsweetened applesauce, oatmeal, peanut butter, and plain yogurt. Freeze.

CHEEZY DELIGHT: Combine small chunks of cheese (or cheese spread) with some dry dogfood and microwave until the cheese melts. Let it cool completely, then pour into the Kong toy. Freeze thoroughly.

CARB DELIGHT: Combine some canned dogfood with pasta noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, and some of your dog’s dry dog food. Freeze.

NUT CRUNCH: Take 2-3 dog biscuits and crunch them a bit into very tiny bite-sized pieces. Add a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter. Then add a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt. Mix in bowl until soft, but not runny. Stuff inside Kong.
BABYLICIOUS: Mix together some fat-free cream cheese, peanut butter, and either sugarfree applesauce or a jar of baby food (like bananas, carrots). Cram a solid food item into the small hole at the end of the Kong, then fill with the mixture. Seal the large hole with either more cream cheese or peanut butter.

FRUITOPIA: Combine applesauce with chunks of fruit. Freeze.

PUPPY TRAIL: Fill the Kong with some cashews (unsalted) and freeze-dried liver bits. Add some dry dog food and/or dog crushed dog biscuits and some Cheerios. Drop in a spoonful of peanut butter, followed by some dried fruit (NOT raisins, sultanas or currants, these are toxic to dogs). Finally, top it off by using a piece of ravioli or tortellini to close the large opening.

RED ROVER: Smear the inside of the Kong toy with peanut butter. Put a tiny piece of apple into the small hole, then drop some more apple pieces in next. Drop in a scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese), then drop in some dogfood or broken dog treats. Add another scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese), then more apples. Plug the large opening with a final scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese) and freeze.

FROZEN TUNA SALAD: Mix together well: 1 6oz can of light tuna, 2 T. plain yogurt, and 1/4 C. grated carrot. Spoon into KONG toy. Freeze.“This treat is healthy and high in Omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to healthy skin and a glistening coat

MEATY TREAT: A portion of your dog's normal kibble. About a teaspoon of meat paste. A chunk of banana (about an inch thick)

Half fill the Kong with kibble, and then add the meat paste. Using the handle of the spoon, mix the meat paste into the kibble. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, and then plug the large opening with the banana.

Food Fact: Banana is a 'pre-biotic' food, which means it provides a good nutritional base to feed the dog's friendly gut bacteria and so promote good digestive health.

CALMING KONG: A portion of your dog's normal kibble. About a dessertspoon of cottage cheese. A chunk of banana (about an inch thick).

Half fill the Kong with kibble, then spoon in most of the cottage cheese. Holding your hand over the large opening, shake the Kong to coat the kibble in the cottage cheese. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, and then top with the remainder of the cottage cheese before plugging the large opening with the banana.

Food Fact: Cottage cheese contains a good source of the protein amino-acid 'casein', which the body converts into naturally occurring opioids that have a calming effect. This is especially useful to help separation distressed dogs to feel more relaxed when alone. Bananas are also thought to have a calming effect.

SWEET & NUTTY: Warm freshly boiled white riceWarm freshly steamed and mashed sweet potato. About a dessertspoon of peanut butter.

Mix and mash together the rice and sweet potato and peanut butter. Fill the Kong with the mix and it's ready to serve. Alternatively, wait until the rice and sweet potato has cooled before making the mix and then freeze the Kong to use later. When frozen this mix seems to last for hours, so it's a great boredom buster, especially on long car journeys.

Food Fact: Sweet potato is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A and acts as powerful antioxidant, helping to support immune system health.

FRUITY FREEZE: Banana. A small handful of blueberries. Natural yoghurt.

Mash or blend the banana, blueberries and yoghurt together in a bowl. Place the Kong, small end down, in a mug, and spoon in the mix. Place in the freezer and serve when frozen.

Food Fact: Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and can help to support cardiovascular and urinary tract health.

EGG-CEEDINGLY TASTY: 1 scrambled egg. 1 chopped Frankfurter or hot-dog sausage. Boiled white rice.

Mash the scrambled egg and rice together in a bowl and then mix in the chopped sausage. Fill the Kong, using a chunk of sausage to plug the end.

Food Fact: Egg is 100% nutritionally complete, meaning that it contains all the protein-amino acids that the body needs.

TUM-EASE: Cold boiled white rice. About a dessertspoon of natural bio-yoghurt.

Mix and mash the rice and yoghurt together and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later.

Food Fact: The blandness of boiled white rice coupled with the 'friendly' bacteria in natural bio-yogurt makes this a great recipe for dogs with sensitive tummies.

PUMPKIN PIE: Pureed pumpkin. Tahini paste (or peanut butter).

Mix together the pureed pumpkin and tahini paste and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later.

Food Fact: Tahini (sesame butter) is a good source of calcium and zinc, minerals essential for healthy bones.

AUNT JEANNIE'S ARCHAEOLOGY KONG (for advanced dogs):
LAYER ONE (deepest): roasted, unsalted cashews • freeze dried liver bits
LAYER TWO: dog kibble, cookies or liver biscotti • Cheerios • sugar-free, salt-free peanut butter • dried banana chips, apples and apricots
LAYER THREE: carrot sticks • turkey or leftover ravioli or tortellini • Kong Toy (the larger the better) Pack as tightly as possible. The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece of ravioli, presenting a smooth "finish" under the main opening.
LIGHT VERSION: substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, croutons for freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter.

KONG ON A ROPE: Dry dog kibble. Appropriate Kong Toy. Rope

Take the rope, pull it through the Kong Toy and knot it. Hang this upside down from a tree, deck or post. The small hole should be facing the ground. Take the kibble and fill the Kong Toy. Make the toy hang just low enough that it is out of your dog's reach. The dog will spend hours trying to retrieve the kibble from the Kong Toy. At the end of the day, take the remaining kibble and give to your pet as a reward. This is advanced work for your dog.

FROZEN JERKY POPS: Peanut butter. Bouillon. Jerky Strips. Water. Appropriate Kong Toy. Muffin tin

Smear a small amount of peanut butter over small hole in your Kong Toy. Fill the cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place a Jerky Stick inside Kong Toy and freeze. This can also be put (once frozen) in a children's size swimming pool for a fun day of fishing for your pet

SIMPLE, TRIED AND TRUE: Peanut butter. Appropriate Kong Toy

Smear peanut butter inside the cavity of your Kong Toy. It's that easy!

TRIXIE'S FAVOURITE: Turkey, chicken or marrow bites mixed with slightly moistened food nuggets, frozen inside a Kong.

BANANA RAMA:1 fresh banana. 2 tbs wheat germ. 1 tbs plain yogurt. Kong Toy that best fits your pet's chewing temperament.

In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to Kong. Freeze for 4 hours. Makes 1 serving for Medium Kong. Double for every Kong Size that is bigger.

CHEESY DENTAL KONG DELIGHT: 3 slices of your pet's favourite cheese. Dental Kong Toy

A very simple and creative way to make any pet drool in delight. Just place the 3 slices of cheese directly onto the grooves of your pet's Dental Kong (if model has rope - make sure cheese does not get onto it). Melt in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Give to pet after it cools.

PHILLY STEAK: Steak scraps. 1 ounce cream cheese. Appropriate Kong Toy

Place small scraps of the steak inside Kong toy. Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps.

FRUIT SALAD: Apple and carrot chunks. Quarter of a banana. Appropriate Kong Toy

Place apples and carrots in Kong Toy. Mush the banana in large hole to hold fruit in place. You can include other fruits and veggies: orange slices • peach and/or nectarine chunks • celery sticks • broccoli and/or cauliflower • tomato and black olive mixture.

VEGGIE KONG OMELETTE: 1 egg. Your choice of shredded cheese. Any vegetables that your pet may like. Appropriate Kong toy

Scramble egg and fold in vegetables. Put into Kong toy. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds. Cool thoroughly before giving to dog.

MAC 'N CHEESE: Leftover macaroni and cheese. Small cube of cheese. Appropriate Kong Toy

Melt cheese in microwave until gooey. Add mac 'n cheese to Kong toy. Pour heated cheese into Kong. Make sure it has cooled before giving to your pet.

Peanutty Pupcicles: 1 ripe banana. 1/2 cup peanut butter. 1/4 cup wheat germ. 1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Mash bananas and peanut butter, stir in wheat germ. Chill 1 hour. Place in Kong, store in refrigerator or freezer.

Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats: 32 ounces vanilla yoghurt. 1 cup peanut butter

Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted. Mix the yoghurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl. Pour mixture into Kong and freeze.

Fruity Yogurt Treats: 2 kiwi fruit -- mashed (or jar baby food fruit) 8 ounces strawberry yogurt -- or other

Mix together, freeze in Kong or ice cube tray. Serve.

Yogurt Pups: 16 ounces plain non-fat yogurt. 3/4 cup water. 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

Dissolve bouillon in water. Combine water and yogurt in blender and blend thoroughly. Pour into Kong or other small containers for freezing, cover and freeze.

Pup Pops: 2 chicken or beef bouillon cubes. 3 cups water

Dissolve bouillon in water. Pour into Kong, small Styrofoam cups or ice cube tray. Freeze. Serve frozen.

Frosty Paws #1: one part instant oatmeal. Two parts water. Instant chicken or beef bouillon powder (optional) large glob of peanut butter

Mix and let sit for a few minutes until the oatmeal absorbs most of the liquid. It isn't even necessary to heat it. Spoon into Kong and freeze. Some other suggestions to add: yogurt pureed liver, garlic, pureed vegetables.

Frosty Paws #2: 1 banana. 4 oz. plain or fruit yogurt. 2 oz. water

Process in blender or food processor till smooth. Pour into old frosty paws cups, Kong/s or something similar. Freeze and Serve.

Frosty Paws #3: 1 quart vanilla yogurt. 1 medium banana. 2 tablespoon peanut butter. 2 tablespoon honey

Puree the banana in a food processor (a blender would probably work fine). Add the peanut butter and honey and continue processing until smooth. Add yogurt and process just long enough to blend all ingredients together. Place 18 small paper cups (bathroom size) in a baking pan (one 9 x 13 or two 8 x 8 work well). Fill paper cups to about 2/3s full. An ice cream scoop or a measuring cup makes the job easier. Or fill Kongs. Freeze until solid.

Frozen Jerky Pops: Bouillon. Jerky Strips. Water

Fill a bowl with cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place into muffin tins or Kong, place a Jerky Stick inside and freeze.

Bananarama: 1 fresh banana. 2 tbs wheat germ. 1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet's favourite flavour as well)

In a bowl, mash up banana. Add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to a Kong or muffin tin or cups. Freeze for 4 hours.

Pugs Pops: 1 Quart fruit juice. 1 banana, mashed. 1/2 cup yogurt

Mix ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze. This can be eaten by people too.

Poochie Pudding: Whole milk yogurt, plain or vanilla. 1 banana. 1 peach or nectarine (peeled). Strawberries or 1 apple (whichever the dog likes). 1 dog biscuit (bone-shaped)

Mash the banana and the peach/nectarine (or put in blender). Slice the apple or strawberries into smallish chunks. Push a chunk of fruit into the bottom hole of the Kong to stop leaking. Mix the banana, peach/nectarine, apple chunks or strawberries into the yogurt, then pour the mixture into the Kong. Push the biscuit into the large end of the Kong. Freeze for about 3-4 hours or until consistency of frozen yogurt. Can also be served unfrozen, for impatient dogs.

Apple Crunch Pupcakes: 2 3/4 cups water. 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce. 2 tablespoons honey. 1 medium egg. 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract. 4 cups whole wheat flour. 1 cup apple, dried. 1 tablespoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together water, applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine flour, apple chips, and baking powder. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until very well blended. Pour into greased muffin pans. Bake 1 1/4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out dry. Store in a sealed container. Makes 12 to 14 pupcakes.

Doggie Cheesy Carrot Muffins: 1 cup all-purpose flour. 1 cup whole wheat flour. 1 tsp. baking powder. 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. 1 cup grated carrot. Mix in small bowl, then add to above: 2 large eggs. 1 cup milk. 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix in a large bowl. Cook at 350 degrees, 12 minutes for mini muffins, 20-25 for large muffins.

ICED KONG: Plug the end of the Kong with a treat. Turn it upside down in a cup. Fill it full of chicken gravy and freeze. Try Cat food as well.

SPANISH KONG: 1 egg. Grated cheese. Any vegetables your dog likes.

Scramble the egg and fold in the vegetables. Squash into the Kong. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds to seal the ingredients. Cool thoroughly. WARNING - Cheese becomes very hot in the microwave.

KONG AU GRATIN: Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with your dog’s usual dried dog food and press into the Kong. Microwave until the cheese starts to melt and bind the food together. Let it cool to a safe temperature. Use a cup to contain the Kong when in the microwave.

NOUVELLE KONGS: Smear peanut butter or Marmite inside the cavity of the Kong for a quick and minimalist alternative.

TANTALISERS: Cheese. Chicken skin. Bacon. Pate. Cooked lamb's liver. Meaty canned cat food. - Use very sparingly and make sure this treat blocks the top hole so that none of your other ingredients fall out.

MAIN COURSES: Small dog biscuits. Bread sticks. Garlic bread. Pizza crusts. Carrot batons

These treats should be wedged into place. Experiment with different brands of dog biscuits and look at small dog sizes which are very versatile. You want to leave lots of interesting gaps. Some biscuits should be harder to get out than others.

INSTANT REWARDS: Freeze-dried liver. Cat treats. Chopped sausage. Grated cheese

These need to be small, flavoursome goodies. The second your dog nudges the Kong, some of these should fall out to get him hooked. If they are all dispersed immediately, it’s going to be a bit dull for your dog - so make sure you shake the Kong as you're filling it so some bits end up working their way into all the crevices created by the wedged biscuits.Mix of cheese, marmite, (tiny bit) with a bit of bread and add a few bits of kibble, water til a firm mix - pack it in and stuff a stopper of bread crust in the hole.
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Summer months then try whatever within water, packed in that you can freeze so it’s like an ice lolly!

Lidl do a very cheap pate and the fine/smooth one is very smelly. You only need the smallest amount to smear inside and the dogs love it. It’s freezeable so freeze it in cubes and use as needed.

Kibble mixed in with a bit of pilchards in tomato sauce. Maybe add a bit of water and let the kibble swell up, and then mash into the Kong.

Other fillings include...

Cream cheese & chicken paste mixed up with kibble

JWB Pouches & kibble mixed up and frozen

Suitable left overs - roast dinner (meat, potatoes, veg & bit of gravy) Tinned tomatoes, rice/ pasta/ tuna, shepherd’s pie, etc. If there is plenty of gravy it dribbles a bit, but you can put them either in freezer bags or stand them up in a small pot.

The idea of freezing it is that the dog can't eat it straight away. Licking and chewing helps to calm dogs down, and so they can take ages to lick it all out. End result: nice calm dog that is knackered from all the licking and drops off to sleep!

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Wow, Michelle...those are great! We will definitely have to try some.

Ollie is quite strange about eating his treats when we are not home. I have done up a frozen Kong with peanut butter and a biscuit stuck down inside. We gave it to him when we left him home by himself, figuring it would keep him busy for a while. When we got home, he grabbed the Kong and proceeded to eat his treat, but hadn't touched it while we were gone. He also doesn't go out the doggie door until we get home, even though we leave it open so he can go out to potty. I figure that as he gets more accustomed to us and his home, this will probably change.

It's kind of hard to believe that we haven't even had him for quite three months yet.

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel...and the Labradork

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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GOOOOOOD STUFF MICHELLE!!

Would LOVE to see video of Ollie Bob bringing you his Kongclap

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Awww, poor Ollie, to not even want his kong when you guys leave...he is such a cutie! 

Michelle, that is a FANTASTIC list. I just saved it and am going to try a bunch of them. Thanks for sharing it.

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Love those recipes Michelle!

Kathi, do you guys use any carpet cleaners, powders or other floor chemicals inside the house? What about lawn fertilizers & chemicals? Bug sprays outside?

We notice whenever we go to visit my parents in Los Angeles, Wyatt breaks into unbelievable itchies. We know it's not his food because he doesn't get flaky skin, but we assume it's the chemicals and cleaners my mom uses in and around her home. Within a week or so of us leaving, Wyatt stops itching.

Of course, it could also mean that Wyatt is allergic to L.A. I know I am!

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I don't use any chemicals for cleaning the carpets, nor do I use bug spray for anything other than then wasp nests under the eaves. I figure all those spider webs are catching the bugs that would otherwise be inside the house. We just hose the house off a few times each summer to keep it looking less buggy. Our lawn gets a natural treatment program from a local source, so I doubt that it is that, either. When we went to the lake this summer, he still itched. Our trip to the coast for this year has had to be put off until next summer, since Garry's back has been so bad, so we won't have that trip to gauge it by. Next summer Ollie will be ready for off leash at the beach, so that will probably be better, anyway.

We are trying to see if eliminating the only source of wheat in his diet (Milk Bones) will make a difference. The vet said that it might also be seasonal allergies. Once the weather changes, I guess we will know about that. I am hoping that whatever it is clears up before the dermatologist appointment, but we may get her to check him even though he doesn't appear to still have the itchies. She was Gus' derm vet, and we really like her. She makes one trip a month to the specialty clinic in Boise. Her main practice is in California.

After re-reading this, it sounds very rambling, but I guess that is how my mind is working this morning.

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Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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jerry said

Of course, it could also mean that Wyatt is allergic to L.A. I know I am!

LOL!!! Jasper has  the "LA Itchies" too...and I don't use anything in my house to clean. I think Jasper is just allergic to our environment because her itchies are only slightly better when we've traveled to the PNW. 

We have tried food elimination, wheat, grains, poultry. I could try dairy too but our vet seems to think it's seasonal allergies which SUCK since LA seems to have one season and that season is HOT!!! I really do think I am going to try and find a doggy allergist here (even though my vet thinks I am nuts) because I just don't want to keep popping allergy pills in Jasper ... even though I pop them for me daily! 

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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Here you go, Sally.

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel...and the Labradork

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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