Why Are Lick Mats So Good For Dogs?

Why Are Lick Mats So Good For Dogs?

You've probably seen all the fun version now available and rightly so! 

Here's a basic guide to help you learn what they are, how to use them, and some handy tips and tricks to get you started.

What is a Lick Mat? 

A Lick Mat is a grooved mat that encourages the act of licking. Usually made of TPR rubber or silicone, most lick mats have individual patterns and textured surfaces that create a grazing maze for your dogs tongue. These textures and patterns help lock food in so that your dog actively licks at their meal or treat, as opposed to the normal grabbing and swallowing from a normal food bowl.
  • Provides mental stimulation & alleviates stress
  • Great for calming stressed or anxious dogs
  • Encourage slower eating habits
  • Mental stimulation for dogs on restricted exercise¬†

Types of Lick Mats

With so may varieties Lickimat is by far the most extensive range of Lick Mats available in Australia. Here a few:

Lickimat Buddy

The flat, flexible mat allows food to be spread or sprinkled on the surface to encourage licking to retrieve the tasty treat!!

Green Lick mat slow feeder for dogs. Zoomed in view of square grooves

Lickimat Tuff PRO 

The LickiMat Tuff Range is basically indestructible and is recommended for all teething puppies and dogs that love to chew. All LickiMat Tuff are dishwasher safe, making clean up easy and hygienic.

 Green lick mat slow feeder for dogs. Grey and orange label describes durable tough texture pf lick mat

Lickimat Wobble

The LickiMat Wobble is a unique bowl with raised dimbles on the inside suface, to offer extra stimulation when licking. Suitable for use with Wet, Raw, Soft or Liquid Foods, the Wobbling motion adds an extra challenge and prolonged enrichment experience. The Lickimat Wobble is dishwasher safe, making clean up easy and hygenic.

Purple lick mat in bowl shape. Picture of dog on front of black and grey packaging

Lickimat UFO

This rubber dog bowl features 7 suction cups on the base to stick to flat, smooth surfaces vertically (e.g., windows, shower walls) to change the positioning of the bowl for entertainment and anxiety/stress relief. The bowl also has raised walls to prevent food or saliva spills/messes.

Lickimat UFO Slow Feeder for Dogs. Pink colour

 Lickimat Keeper 

The Indoor Keeper Lickimat Pad Holder is a 2-in-1 dog food bowl and standard-sized Lickimat holder that secures Lickimats inside to help prevent messes and secure the Lickimat in place. As a regular dog food bowl, the Indoor Keeper can hold up to 6 cups of dry dog food and is made with food-safe material.

Blue square lick mat dog bowl with raised edges and black corners

Great foods for Lickimats

  1. Wet dog food
  2. Masked banana
  3. Plain greek yoghurt 
  4. Natural peanut butter (xylitol free)

Naked Munch Meal Boosters also make a great topper for Lickimats and a fab way to get extra nutrients in to your dog diets. 

Check out these funny humans reviews too from The Kyle and Jackie O Show .

Hints and tips for Lickimats

  • Once your dog has finished eating, put the Lickimat away so your dog knows when it is Lickimat time
  • Prepare earlier with your dog's favourite foods and pop in the freezer to pull out later
  • Always supervise your pets with any products¬†

 

 

 

 

 

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