I bought it because my cat was doing the old scarf and barf. I think her issue is something else but she loves eating baby food off of the green mat anyway and it gives us some nice kitty ASMR.
This really helped my Maltese with separation anxiety. It would keep her occupied in her kennel so I could get things done. She’s handicapped, so she has to be carried most of the time to get around. If I leave the room she cries. The only downfall is it’s really hard to clean and it’s made of that rubbery material that EVERYTHING sticks to, hair, dirt etc, so that makes it kind of gross. As long as you clean it right away after using it and then rinse it right before the next use, it’s ok. I’m just not sure why it couldn’t be made out of a slightly different material to prevent that. That’s the only reason for the 4 stars.
Do not leave your dog unattended with this. I put frozen peanut butter on here and left for 30 min only to come back and see she had chewed off a piece. She could have swallowed it and choked.
Finally I have time to walk out the door after serving up dinner! My two gals eat slowly and lick lick lick their plates for several minutes each meal. I'm glad we got one of each texture. Each has its uses. You can't go wrong with these.
When I need to go in my house and I do not want to my mommy or daddy puts delicious wet food, or peanut butter, or plain yogurt, or canned pumpkin (or all of these) on my Likimat and then I run right in to my house because it is fun and relaxing to lick it clean! Sometimes they put it in the freezer and then it takes me even longer to lick clean.
My dogs love these and they are perfect to give during stressful situations like thunderstorms, construction work, and just as an enrichment activity. I spread a variety of their favorite foods on it (peanut butter, canned food, plain yogurt, apple sauce, baby food, or even just soak their kibble to soften it up). Once they got used to the mats I began to freeze them to make it last longer. I do have to take them up when my dogs finish so they don't use them as chew toys. Even with my dogs trying to BITE the food out of the grooves, they hold up great!
I ordered this because the sun is setting earlier and it’s getting colder so neither myself or my dog will want to go on long walks much longer. This is a great way to keep her stimulated and entertained! I’ve been using pumpkin purée and peanut butter on the mat and she loves it! Highly recommend
The theory is great, the material used is good quality, but I wouldn't buy it again. 1) it moves on the floor slowly defeating the purpose of keeping the pet stationary 2) the walls of the design are not quite high enough to make them work for it. True of a Dachshund and a Lab.
We're on heartworm treatment with our local rescue and she needs to stay stationary as much as possible. We bought this (alongside multiple Ruffwear gnawt-a-cones and other ball type fill-ins) so we can have a rotation of freezer ready little treats to keep her engaged throughout the day. We coated these with nonfat plain yogurt, frozen peas, a couple pieces of kibble, and frozen banana, and it kept her going for 30 minutes. We don't expect this to be a meal replacement (we use a puzzle feeder for that since she's a gulper) but am glad it brings a moment of joy in her life. For $8 / each, I think as long as it's handwashed, it'll be intact for a long while. As with anything else, we give this to her supervised, in case she decides to try to gnaw on it one day.
My pup did not initially understand the concept of the lick mat, after licking off as much as she could she decided to get the rest of the rest off by chewing on the mat. We bent it instead so it was easier for her to lick off the remains. We continued this process for the next few uses to prevent her from eating the mat itself and soon enough she figured it out. She now uses the lick mat without issues. Just make sure to supervise use, they don't make great chew toys.