Product Type: Kong dog accessories
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Hard wearing and good fun for your dog
Kong Stuff A Ball
Member Name: mrsyardbroom
Kong Stuff A Ball
Advantages: Strong and durable. Can be used as a toy or treat ball.
Disadvantages: Smaller treats fall out of the ball.
Sometimes it can be hard to find toys for your dog that are hard wearing and difficult to destroy. If you have a dog that totally wrecks soft toys, chews up squeakers in seconds and leaves a trail of broken tennis balls then this could be ideal for you.
The Kong Stuff-A-Ball is made from tough rubber that is hard wearing and difficult for the average or strong chewer to destroy. It can be filled with dog treats so that your dog can roll it around the floor and have a bit of entertainment getting at what's inside. I've found that treat sticks broken into bits work well. Kibble tends to come out of the ball too easily unless it's fairly large. You can buy special Kong stuffing for the product. I usually put a mixture of bits in the ball when we go out and it keeps our border collie happy for a short while.
There's one thing I feel I should comment on when choosing a ball that's going to be used for play as well as treats. Do make sure that you get a ball that's large enough not to be swallowed by your dog. Tennis balls are popular but they can easily be chewed and if they're damaged, a dog the size of a border collie can choke on them. Any ball that can be chewed is potentially dangerous for your dog. A medium sized dog can actually swallow half a tennis ball and if they do so you will need to get the dog straight to the vet. That's where the Kong Stuff-A-Ball comes into its own. It's so strong that there is very little danger of it being chewed and swallowed.
I bought our Kong balls about six years ago. One is still in excellent condition but the other started to break between the "Spines." This meant the ball was softer than when it was new and for safety I discarded it.
The product is available in four sizes:
Small: 2.5 inches or 6.5cm Suitable for dogs 1-20 lbs / 1-10 kg
Medium: 3 inches or 7.5cm Suitable for dogs 15-35 lbs / 5-15 kg
Large: 3.5 inches or 9.5cm Suitable for dogs 30-65 lbs / 15-30 kg
X-Large: 10.5cm Suitable for dogs 60-90 lbs / 25-40kg
The product is made from durable KONG Classic rubber
The patented Denta-Ridges clean teeth and massage gums
Summary: Strong and durable ball that can't be easily chewed and can be used to treat the dog.