The King of Canine Enrichment
Part 1 of the #Bin The Bowl Series
Hey guys, it’s me, Karl the Doberman, King of Canine Enrichment. In this first part of our #binthebowl campaign, I’ll be chatting about Food Stuffies. Food Stuffies are, what I class, as any rubber chew toy that can be stuffed with food and have to be chewed or licked to get the good stuff out. Most can even be frozen to make them more difficult.
My Mom gives these to me for a number of reasons. She says that they:
There are lots and lots of Food Stuffies out there on the market, and I’ve tried and tested pretty much all of them over the years. I’ve decided to make things a little easier for you to choose by putting together a list of my absolute favourites.
So, these guys come in a variety of shapes and sizes, that all look like fruit and vegetables. The little raspberry suits tiny little pooches, while the eggplant suits the much heftier beasts, like myself. They are recyclable, which I’m told is pretty important these days. They rinse clean and my Mom also puts them in the dishwasher. They bounce around, which is great fun and they also have a minty smell which encourages me to lick and chew!
Prices range from €9.90 – €19.90
depending on the size of your doggo, and what fruit or veg tickles their fancy
These kinda look like a weird pine cone and they come in blue, yellow or red. It’s funny shape means that it bounces funny when I throw it around, and the rubbery edges help massage my gums and clean my teeth as I chew. These are pretty tough, and I know that because even my brother, Nero, hasn’t ruined his (and he loves destroying things).
Prices are €11.99
and suit small to large dogs (the teeny tinies and the super giants might not be so suited to them)
Prices range from €5.99 – €19.99
This one’s a little different to the others I wrote about. The Guru ball is pretty cool, because it has five separate openings for treats which means I can get my Mom to put five different food things in just one toy. In the centre opening she’ll usually put my favourite chew, while in the other four, there can be kibble, treats, vegetables or anything else delicious you can think of! These are designed so that the treats only pop out when enough pressure is applied with my gnashers. Check out the cool video aboveto see just a few ideas for how to use the Guru ball. These are a pretty hefty sized toy so are suitable for medium dogs and upwards and available in both blue and purple.
Keep an eye on this blog for the following posts in this series, including my favourite recipes to use in my Food Stuffies!