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Our Toby is a digestive mess so I'm a little gun shy in introducing too many new foods to a young puppy like my Yogi. Plus, the peanut butter, banana and yogurt have calories and count against his kibble portions, otherwise he'd be gaining weight too fast. The peanut butter is too rich anyway. I needed something to slow Yogi down to prevent puppy hiccups from ingesting too much air. I did a search on the forum and one of the more respected members suggested wetting kibble down, then freezing it. I put a kibble in the bottom of the Kong (I'm using Large puppy kongs), then putting 1/4 cup of the kibble in it setting it in a stainless steel dish with a total of 3 of these things, taking a measuring cup full of water and wetting down the Kong, putting a tiny amount of Gerber Chicken Chicken Gravy baby food on top (a tsp?), then freezing. For meals I take the other 1/4 cup portion of his kibble in a stainless bowl, a big rolling treat ball similar to a Wobbler, but smaller, or in a Kong without a topper, plus the frozen 1/4 cup serving in the Kong. It takes him about 45 minutes to finish! Sometimes I'll add an ice cube to the top of the Kong so he must pull that out...he eats it first! Towards the end I need to help him get the frozen part out of the bottom (I use a skewer). He gets so excited when I go to the freezer now!