Have you tried our “Lickimats” yet!? Oh. Em. Gee. I have so much fun creating them for my pups! Not only do I have fun, but my dogs LOVE them too!
Lickimats come in a few different designs. What makes them so great, you ask? Lickimats are great for mealtime enrichment and help reduce boredom and anxiety, which in turn helps promote calm behavior. The licking action releases a calming hormone in both dogs and cats. Another benefit - Oral Health! Lickimats stimulate your pet’s tongue, which increases saliva production and helps clean the tongue, teeth, and gums.
Here are a few of the creations I experimented with. Get creative! That’s the fun part! Each of my meals were frozen for a few hours and then given to my dogs to make it last longer. You don’t have to freeze them, but it made it harder for my bigger dogs. For one of my chihuahuas, freezing the lickimat made it a little too hard for him, so I won’t freeze his anymore as it makes him give up quicker.
This one is made of Natural Sunbutter, Answer’s Pet Food Kefir, and organic bananas! A lot of peanut butters are made with xylitol, which is toxic for your pet. If you do want peanut butter, please make sure its natural and xylitol free.
The next example is made with Raw Turkey, bits of Ziwipeak, plain organic yogurt, and topped with a Grandma Lucy’s Organic Lemon/Honey Bear treat! This was a crowd favorite ?