|Bowl & Storage Feature||Portion Control, N/A||Portion Control, N/A||Portion Control||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Non-Skid, BPA-Free|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||All Breeds||Extra Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds|
|Lifestage||Adult||Adult||Puppy, Adult||Adult||All Lifestages|
I was trying to figure out ways to make food time more entertaining - or calming, because I've read that these calm cats down, but it didn't really work. My cat wasn't interested when I put wet food in it, and he lifted it up with his teeth when I put dry food in it and knocked it everywhere. Maybe he's just too smart for it.
This mat seems to be helping my cats. One of them eats very fast and throws up frequently. Since using the mats my Dusty has not vomited once. I have used the mats mainly for feeding cat food.
It is too simple to entertain dog for long. Overpriced. Just give your dog pea butter on anything and it will lick it off.
So hard to find a decent slow feeder for a cat that isn’t just a couple lumps in a bowl so I tried a lick mat and it worked perfectly no more listening to a 2 month old kitten sound like a grown man eating
Our cat would eat his food too quickly, no matter what we tried, and would get sick shortly after leaving a mess to clean up. This helped force him to slow down and prevented him from getting sick after dinner.
The lick mat is nice! A lot smaller than i thought. Heres the picture comparison to a puppy teether. Works nice otherwise, just thought it would be bigger in size.
Perfect for getting into every nook and cranny. I especially love smeared peanut butter! Also, scraped food, fat, yolks, yogurt, and soft butter. Instead of licking the dinner plate clean, I can spend a long time using up my extra energy licking every corner of this mat. It's great!
This mat worked wonders for my senior cat who would shovel down his food in seconds, then vomit it all back up. It took him around 10 minutes to finish his food rather than the typical 10-15 seconds.
I have started using lick mats to feed my cats dinner -- I have some that inhale food and some with anxiety issues who need more enrichment. I wasn't sure if the mats would waste food or if the cats would hate them but overall they've been great. I use a variety of them, and the cats are able to get them quite clean and they seem to enjoy licking them. I will probably get more so I can freeze a stack with wet food spread on them for the pet sitter when we're gone. Oh, and cleaning is mildly annoying but nothing too bad.
Bought one of these to see if it would work better than a plate for wet cat food, because the cat just pushes the food around while licking off the juice and doesn't eat 75% of her meal. The ridges are just enough friction to make it so that more of the actual food makes it into her mouth - not a perfect improvement but much better than me hand-feeding her with a fork. For our cat it definitely doesn't slide around the (wood) floor, like the other reviewer mentioned. I was worried she would push the food off the edges onto the floor but that hasn't happened yet - so far it's gotten a month of daily use. Nearly impossible to clean with a sponge, but we discovered that rolling it into a tube and using a bottle brush works. Just ordered 3 more so that we can have enough to put them in the dishwasher (which works great).