Dogs that eat too fast can be more prone to certain health concerns – not to mention the concern it adds for owners trying to ensure your other dogs get their fair share! Treat dispensing toys are a great way to slow your dogs eating speed and offer the added benefit of helping avoid boredom and reducing separation anxiety by keeping dogs busy.
Health professionals have linked rate of eating and gulping too much food or water with a range of concerns from behavioural to health. Some connect gulping food or water with a higher risk of bloat (Gastric Dilitation-Volvulus or GDV). A slow-dispensing toy may therefore help reduce this risk. There are alot of great treat dispensing toys in stores, and this can be a great way to encourage your dog to use toys and be more active.
KONG Genius is a new range of treat-dispensing toys just release in New Zealand. These interactive treat-dispensing toys come in two shapes and can be used alone or connected like a puzzle to create new configurations for an added challenge.
Simply connect your favourite Genius toys together, stuff with chew treats and watch the fun as your dog works it out. While it feels like a game to your dog, you’re actually helping their health and behaviour.
Watch the KONG Genius in action in this short video…
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