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Durable but does it only work with Kong brand treats?

  • Nov 1, 2008
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I recently bought this toy for my 10-month-old Shih-Tzu, Missy, who loves to chew. She was really excited about it when I got it out of the package. I put a small biscuit-type treat in it (not Kong brand, as I didn't have any of those) and a week later, the treat is still in the ball. It did keep her attention a good bit the first day but, since then, she shows only occasional interest in the ball. I guess I'm not clear on how the treat-dispensing component of this ball works--or perhaps you have to use Kong brand treats. I was hoping that this was going to keep her interest longer for when I am away from home, since she has separation anxiety.

I'm very happy that the ball is so sturdy. She has spent some time chewing on it and chasing it around and it still looks brand new.

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The best of all possible worlds: the Kong Stuff-a-Ball is a treat dispenser, a wild-bouncing rubber "ball," and a dental cleaning device all in one. Made from the same super-durable, puncture-resistant, non-toxic rubber as classic Kong toys, it's designed to hold treats that dispense as a dog rolls the ball, chews, and plays. Wedge biscuits into the center ports and smear peanut butter or Kong brand Stuff 'N Pastes in the crevices, and extracting the contents becomes a "hunt" to keep any pooch happy and busy for hours while their owner's away. For the pooch with separation anxiety or problem behaviors, chewing on a Stuff-a-Ball provides boredom prevention, stress relief, and intellectual stimulation while she's home alone. Not to mention the dental benefits: the Stuff-a-Ball's ridged exterior grooves gently "squeegee" teeth and gums clean, helping prevent plaque and tartar buildup (not to mention canine halitosis). Try smearing doggy toothpaste (or Kong Stuff 'N Breath Treat) into the exterior grooves to motivate your dog to chew and freshen her breath at the same time. Best of all, the irregularly shaped design produces a goofy, unpredictable bounce that will keep your dog's attention far longer than a conventional round ball. Measuring three inches in diameter, this Stuff-a-Ball is recommended for small- to medium-sized breeds like beagles, cocker spaniels, and pugs. Regularly inspect your ball for cracks or missing chunks, and replace worn or damaged toys to avoid a ...
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