This innovative pet treat and food mat & bowl features a textured pattern and a bowl-like shape to make it easier for your dog to enjoy their favourite treats. Designed with a suction-cup base, the LickiMat Splash can stick to any flat, smooth surface like glass and tile; you can even have it on your car window while travelling with your pet or use it to lure your pet into the bath!
As your dog scrapes their tongue over the textured surface, they will experience a relaxing and cleansing sensation. Licking repetitively can help relax and soothe your pet’s anxiety or simply to cure their boredom, especially when you’re away from home. The textures will help scrape away food particles and bacteria from the tongue, which aid in improving overall dental and oral health.
Repetitive licking also boosts saliva production that leads to better digestion due to the enzymes found in saliva. You can freeze treats (e.g. homemade bone broth, softened dog biscuits, treat pastes) on the Lickimat Splash to give your dog a cool treat to enjoy in the heat.
Benefits of Licking and Slow-Feeding Your Pet
Repetitive licking can help calm and soothe your pet by releasing a certain hormone (endorphins) that aids in relaxation and de-stressing. Licking is like a massage to your pet, so using a LickiMat product can help make stressful situations, like going to the vet or being at home alone, easier to handle for your pet. For example, if your dog bites the front of their paws while they’re home alone, they can lick that open wound to help soothe the pain of the wound and reduce the anxiety they feel when no one is home with them.
Adding treats to the LickiMat entices your pet to the mat and encourages them to lick over the textured surface to stimulate the calming hormone and keeps them focused on a certain activity. LickiMats can also help redirect their licking behaviour to a specific point rather than all over your furniture, carpets, etc.
*Note: In some cases, if your pet’s licking has become excessive and constant, please consult your vet. Licking can be a way for your pet to ease pain due to medical conditions like arthritis or allergies. Licking may not always be because of anxiety or boredom.
You can use Lickimats to help slow-feed your pet. Slow-feeding is the process of forcing your pet to eat more slowly, and it’s ideal for pets that gulp down their food, eat other pets’ foods, and/or eat their food too fast, which can lead to indigestion and even choking. You can also use these slow-feed pet aids to your advantage by controlling your dog’s portions. Slow-feeding can help improve overall feeding experience and digestion for your pet.
Make treat time longer and more fun with the LickiMat Splash!
*Textured pet treat mat and bowl designed to help combat boredom and calm your dog to improve behaviour
*Features a suction-cup base to stick to flat, smooth surfaces like the side of the tub, on the side of windows, etc.
*Can be used as a slow-feeding treat or food mat to help prolong meal and treat times – prevents indigestion and choking
*Great to use as a medical-free way to help calm and soothe your pet during stressful times or when they’re bored at home by themselves
*Stimulates saliva production to better digestion/gut health and helps clean the tongue to improve dental and oral health
*Made from non-toxic and food-grade TPR and PET materials
*Safe for dishwasher use and can be placed in freezer for frozen treats
Dimensions: 20cm x 20cm