The Ultimate Guide to LickiMats
Which is the best style of LickiMat for my dog?
We're here to help you decide which is the best style of LickiMat for your dog and where to begin. LickiMats are the ultimate interactive toy, such a simple design but ingenious in helping your dog relax, keep busy, keep their mind stimulated, slow down feeding, distract them while you're busy... the list goes on!
Doghouse have been stocking these fantastic interactive toys for years and we really can’t shout about them enough. We sold hundreds when the first lockdown struck, as our customers were keen to find an answer to their dog’s boredom whilst staying at home.
They have a whole host of benefits, they’re easy to clean, they can distract your dog for hours and your dog will absolutely love getting their favourite treats off them. They come in a whole range of shapes and sizes to suit every dog and every situation so we’ve put together a handy guide to help you decide the one for you.
Here at Doghouse, we've even created your LickiMat's best accompaniment... our Organic Peanut Butter for Dogs. Simply spread it on your LickiMat whenever you need a distraction for your dog and you'll enjoy some peace and quiet until that last little bit has gone!
We had to begin with the classic Lickimat. The Classic LickiMat is fantastic for most dogs from tiny tea cup sizes to medium size dogs. It comes in three different designs and a whole host of bright colours to suit every need. The Soother is best for puppies or dogs that need a little calming time. The Playdate is best for trapping chunky treats like kibble or training treats in its pocket design. The Buddy is best for pushing wet treats down into like peanut butter or mashed banana.
Best for medium to large size dogs who need a little more space to enjoy their treats! Lasts longer so it's a great choice for dogs who normally gobble down their treats in a flash.
The Lickimat Wobble Bowl is extra challenging for your dog as it moves around while your dog tries to reach the treats spread onto it, creating a long lasting game! Perfect for dogs who may find the Classic LickiMat a little too simplistic or for those pups who are extra clever.
The LickiMat Slomo is ideal for dogs who eat too quickly. Deeper than your average LickiMat so you can easily fit your dog's meal onto it. This special design extends eating time and makes it trickier for dogs to eat all their food in one go. Great for dogs that are trying to lose weight as a little bit of food on here goes a long way! Perfect for wet or dry food and makes a nice plate for adding extra nutrition into your dog's mealtime such as raw eggs, sprats, LickiMat sprinkles and much more.
Perfect for heavier chewers or puppies that are teething! This is made from tougher plastic for a longer lasting toy. Great for spreading pastes or wet food onto and then freezing to create an even longer lasting treat. Works well in hot weather to cool your dog down too! You can serve raw, wet, dry and liquid food at the same time without making a mess.
This one is ideal for bath time with it's suction pad, it makes grooming a breeze! Keeps your dog nicely distracted while washing, trimming nails, cleaning ears etc. Easily push onto smooth surfaces and your LickiMat will stay put. It's even great for sticking to glass doors, the fridge, wooden floors and so much more. If you often find your dog likes to move their LickiMat around the house, you might prefer the Splash to ensure it stays in one place.
Cats can't be left out! The LickiMat Casper is designed just for them. In the shape of a fish, this fun feeder mimic cats predatory feeding and stimulates saliva to aid digestive health. The plates are flat to the ground which means they are whisker friendly (no more stress at mealtimes)! Great for spreading fish pastes, wet food, tinned food or treats onto. Meow!
Video Guide to LickiMats
We hope this blog answers your questions about which is the best LickiMat for your dog! There's lots of choose from but we're certain that there's one that will suit your pup.