According to Medical News Today many dogs are prone to anxiety. Licking releases relaxing hormones, which helps dogs calm down. These mats promote healthy licking in dogs and also serve to distract your dog from stressful situations. Saliva helps clean your dog’s gums and teeth, lick mats stimulate extra saliva production which promote fresh breath, healthy teeth and gums. These products are also great for the quick eating dogs. By spreading food onto the lick mat, the food settles into the texture of the mat. This forces your dog to spend more energy and time licking to get all the food.
Spread your pet’s favorite soft treat across the surface of the lick mat: peanut butter, canned pet food, cream cheese, yogurt (plain), crushed treat moistened with water.