Hello Mighty Paw Fam, Barbara here to lift the secret of what to put on our Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad, talk to you about its many benefits and how to best use it!
Let's start with a question:
Did you know that dog professionals like vets and trainers recommend mental enrichment for dogs? You may wonder what that has to do with our Dog Lick Pad, and the answer is EVERYTHING!
Let me explain.
Here at Mighty Paw, we obviously place a huge emphasis on exercising our pups (and ourselves!) on a daily basis. But we also understand the importance of mental enrichment for dogs, which is why we designed our Dog Lick Pad in the first place.
What To Put On The Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad
How To Use The Dog Lick Pad
First things first, the Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad is a stylish and modern dog food puzzle.
Here's how it works:
- Stick the mat to a smooth, flat surface. For example, a tile floor or your bathtub wall. Glass surfaces work too.
- Smear soft food onto its different textures.
- Show your pup and watch them lick it off.
- Put the mat in the dishwasher for easy clean up.
Food you can smear onto the Dog Lick Pad:
Essentially anything soft and sticky that your pup enjoys!
- Peanut butter
- Plain yogurt
- Cottage cheese
- Pumpkin purée
- Baby food
- Canned dog food
- Ground raw dog food
The action of letting your pup lick the mat might seem simple enough, and technically, it is.
But it also prevents boredom in your pooch and challenges him mentally by asking him to figure out how to get to the food.
My pup Wally loves his Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad, and I love how pooped he is after licking it for 30 minutes, ha!
Features & Benefits Of The Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad
OK, now let's take a closer look at the mat. It consists of:
- BPA-free, food-grade silicone
- 4 uniquely textured quadrants
- Dishwasher-safe material
- Strong suction cups
BPA-Free, Food-Grade Silicone Mat
The Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad is made with BPA-free, food-grade silicone that's free of harmful chemicals. That makes it safe for your dog to lick off whatever you put on the mat.
4 Uniquely Textured Quadrants
We wanted to offer you a lick mat with varying degrees of difficulty, which is why we designed it with 4 uniquely textured quadrants.
You can use the Easy quadrant for quick training rewards, for example when you're working on a sit-stay.
Incorporate the Fun quadrant as a boredom buster and slow feeder, for instance when the weather's forcing you to stay inside or you need some quiet during a phone call.
Try the Anxiety Relief quadrant as a stress reliever during fireworks, gunshots, or any other noises that bother your pup.
Last but not least, the Distraction quadrant helps you keep your dog busy for a while. For example, during grooming sessions like bath time or nail trimming.
In our opinion, a dog lick pad doesn't only need to entertain your dog, clean up also needs to be easy for YOU.
That's why we designed it to be dishwasher-safe. Of course you can also hand wash it, but I personally like the convenience and thoroughness of the dishwasher.
Strong Hold With Suction Cups
It's important for the mat to stay in place while your pup's busy licking it. That's why its backside features strong suction cups. They work equally well on smooth, flat floors as well as on shower and bathtub enclosures.
The silicone material can be tempting for strong chewers, that's why we recommend to only use the mat under supervision.
The lick pad is durable, but it's not chew proof!
Entertain Your Pup With The Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad!
So what do you think, are you ready to entertain your pup with our lick mat? If you're curious about it, order one and watch your pup have fun with it!
The Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad comes in two fun colors, green and orange.
You can buy it here: Mighty Paw Dog Lick Pad
Barbara Rivers writes regularly for Mighty Paw. She is a blogger, raw feeder, former dog walker and maintains the blog K9s Over Coffee.
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