The action of licking created by the lick mat, encourages the production of saliva which helps break down food. Slowing down eating reduces bloat risks and improves digestion. Supports oral health: The grooves and soft brittles scrape a dog’s tongue, cleaning it and removing particles and bacteria.
It can aid digestion as saliva contains enzymes such as Amylase and the surface of the mat can promote pleasurable licking for both dogs and cats.
Do Lick mats have a calming effect on dogs?
The act of licking, which releases pleasure endorphins in your pets’ brain. These endorphins can help to have a calming effect on dogs.
Do lick mats help with anxiety?
“In addition to being calming, lick mats can help reduce destructive behaviour and can keep pets occupied and entertained,” according to Dr. Bonstrom. Lick mats can be used with peanut butter, cream cheese, canned dog food, or other soft pet-friendly treats.
Then when you’re done to help our human friends, it makes life a bit easier if before attempting to clean, your human friend lays the mat in the sink and runs warm water over it with a few drops of washing up liquid. Leaving it to soak for about 15 minutes before finishing cleaning & drying it.
I know that when I use a Lickimat I always feel really chilled afterwards, mind you who would notice being that I am always laid back, unlike my human friend JG, perhaps he should have a go with one it might make him more mellow, Ha! Ha!
Well, that’s all for now my four-legged friends, ill be back soon with another Archie’s Pupdate.