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Stuffed dog treat balls are a very special treat …

Dog treat balls - Mila with her treat ball
Puppy Mila loves dog treat balls

… and will keep your English Bull Terrier busy for some time. There are some dog toys on the market that are prepared to be stuffed with treats. Some only offer the possibility to stuff in very tiny amounts and some allow only one kind of treat to be stuffed inside. Many of those toys also have edges and slots that will encourage the Bull Terrier to rip and chew on them to get the treats out of them. I don’t consider this kind of stuffable toys a wise choice – I think the reasons are obvious.
I like to use hollow balls for stuffing them as dog treat balls.


The Kongs are an ideal choice as dog treat balls:

Dog Treat Balls

Dog treat balls - Classic Kong
Classic Kong

There are a lot of recipes around the internet and also the manufacturer of the Kong balls has some.
So, I will only list some possible ingredients here and describe the basic principle of filling dog treat balls the way I am doing it.

Please do not fill the ball with just anything, because proper nutrition and also calorie count are important your EBT and help to keep him healthy.

Here are some safe and healthy choices of ingredients in dog treat balls:

  • Yoghurt (plain, lowfat, unsweetened. Some dogs’ digestive system may be more sensitive than others, so first try very small amounts), can also be “stretched” it with water
  • Mashed sweet potato
  • Mashed banana
  • Canned Pumpkin (make sure to use pure pumpkin, with nothing added. Pumpkin is also recommended to stabilize soft stools of your pooch)
  • Peanut butter (unsalted and only in small amounts)
  • Cooked rice
  • Lean cooked (!) meats, such as chicken or turkey (with nothing added. Please note that some EBT’s react sensitive to poultry, which is why of course these EBT’s should NOT eat it!)
  • Cooked salmon
  • Frozen peas or green beans
  • Apple sauce with no sugar (best if self-made) or apple pieces
  • Honey (only very small amounts, this is more like a spice for better taste)
  • Cooked & mashed or cut broccoli
  • Cooked & mashed carrots
  • Cheese (in small amounts!)
  • Fresh cooked eggs (best used to mix with yoghurt, mashed pumpkin or sweet potato. Only in small amounts)
  • Frozen or mashed blueberries
  • Frozen or mashed strawberries
  • Frozen or mashed strawberries
  • Organic treats
  • Kibble

 Learn more about how to stuff  dog treat balls on the next page.

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Kong dog balls are good Bull Terrier toys
9 years ago

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merari villatoro
7 years ago

Luke tiene un Azul, fantastico pasa horas con el, y despues le gusta que lo tiremos y lo trae de regreso, es duradero y tenemos 6 meses con el y esta sin grietas, lo recomiendo para mandibuals fuertes

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