Once those bananas get a little too ripe for us here at the Lab Brats house, we give them to the dogs. Now, normally Dakota would swallow the banana whole so I began putting the banana in a Kong and freezing it so they have to work to get their treat.
Banana Kibble Kong Recipe
1 Medium Banana (mushed)
1 Cup of Dog Food
Layer the kibble and banana until you run out of both. The layer should begin with kibble as to keep the banana from coming out of the small hole on the one end of the kibble and end with the banana on top to keep everything in place. Push a dog biscuit in the top layer of banana so that it is sticking out just enough for the dog to grab. Freeze for 4 hours or more with the small end down.
How long it lasts depends on the dog and size of the Kong. We have the Extreme Large Black Kongs and this treat will last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Great idea for when:
1) Your dog is bored
2) It is impossible to go outside
3) You are crating your dog for a long period of time
4) You are leaving the house and your dog has separation anxiety
5) Its your pup’s birthday
6) You just feel like giving them a treat!