Lick Mats

E-mats by SodaPup are enrichment mats made for licking.  Licking calms your dog and creates a fun challenge for your dog to get a snack.  Your dog's natural foraging instincts are put to use as they work to lick the goodies out of all the nooks and crannies of these mats.  Licking also generates the production of saliva which improves digestive health.  emats are also a way to give your dogs a long lasting treat without giving them too many calories.


What Are Lick Mats?
Lick mats are a type of enrichment toy for dogs and cats. These mats come in various shapes and sizes. You apply a dog-friendly snack, like peanut butter, soft banana, or yogurt to the mat to encourage your dog to lick it up.
Are Lick Mats good for my dog?
- Licking has many benefits for your dog. Food-motivated dogs will become determined to lick up the last bit of treat from the mat. The repetitive licking provides a calming effect that is generally soothing to dogs and can also be helpful to distract pets from anxiety-inducing situations, such as thunderstorms and fireworks. - Lick mats can also stave off boredom by keeping your pets busy and entertained for extended periods of time. - Lick mats can help you provide treats to your dog with out over-feeding. Since Lick Mats can take a long time for a dog to clean, you are delivering a lot of entertainment without a lot of calories. - Lick mats can help promote fresh breath and healthy teeth and gums. - Lick mats create repetitive licking and this in turn stimulates saliva to aid digestive health.
How can I extend the time it takes for my dog to lick out the treats in the lick mat?
- SodaPup emats are designed with deeper and more complex patterns in the mat which makes them more difficult for your dog to get the treats. This extends the licking time. - You can extend the licking time by preparing a mat and then sticking it in the freezer. This is an especially good method on a hot summer day since dogs cool themselves through their tongues. - Finally, you can use ingredients that are “stickier”. For instance peanut butter is especially sticky and more challenging for dogs to lick out of a SodaPup emat.
What foods can I put on my dog’s lick mat?
The creative possibilities are endless in terms of what you can put on your dogs lick mat! Here are a few suggestions to get you started: peanut butter, cream cheese, bananas, sweet potato, honey, natural yoghurt, frozen vegetables, canned pet food, crushed treats moistened with water.