The Soda Pup range has been a part of our food toy rotation for the past couple of years, and stood up to the rigours of life at Your Whole Dog! I tend to use a good quality canned food, or some of the dogs' regular fresh food on our mats and platters.
Here's what the team at Soda Pup have to say about them:
E-mats by SodaPup are enrichment mats made for licking. Licking helps to calm your dog and creates a fun challenge for your dog to eat their meal or 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.
ENRICHMENT: Licking soothes and calms your dog. Spread your pet’s favorite soft treat across the surface of the emat, ensuring the treat is pushed down into the surface of the mat.
BENEFITS: Calm your dog through licking. Entertain your pet. Avoid overfeeding. Promotes fresh breath, healthy teeth and gums. Stimulates saliva to aid digestive health
TREAT SUGGESTIONS: peanut butter, canned pet food, cream cheese, yogurt (plain), crushed treat moistened with water.
WARNING: This is not a chew toy. Supervise your pet while using this enrichment mat. If the emat becomes damaged, remove from pet immediately.
CARE: This emat is dishwasher safe on the top rack. You can also wash in warm soapy water.
Large: 20 cm X 20 cm (bones and jigsaw design)
Small: 12.7cm X 17cm (honeycomb & flower design)