Dog Lick Mat Guide: Lick Mat Recipe Ideas for your Dog

Dog Lick Mat Guide: Lick Mat Recipe Ideas for your Dog

Are lick mats good for dogs?

Using a lick mat encourages the act of licking, which releases pleasure endorphins in your dog’s brain thus, aiding to reduce stress and anxiety. If your dog gets overwhelmed during bathing, grooming, or other activities, the lick mat provides a welcomed (and delicious) distraction.

Some 5 essential ingredients you can add to your dog’s lick mat include the following:

Banana's - You can also pop the lick mat into the freezer if you want your dog to stay entertained for longer.

  1. Pumpkin Puree- Great for an upset tummy, improves digestion and reduces anal gland problems. It is best you cook the pumpkin and mash the in the grooves. If you use store brought puree you will need to make sure you get the brand with no added sugars and preservatives.
  2. Plain Greek Yoghurt - Make sure that it is unflavoured and does not contain additives or sugar. You can pop this into the freezer like bananas for an icy treat.
  3. Peanut Butter - always avoid peanut butter with xylitol, as this can be extremely toxic for dogs.
  4. Jerky Dog Treats – Crispy Dried dog treats are a great topper for dog lick mats. Check out our range of dog Jerkies including Whitebait, Turkey and Kangaroo. These can be broken on top to add a crunchy texture and add some chew to your dog’s lick mat.

 Foods you can add to your dog’s lick mat include:

  • Mashed bananas
  • Mince Meat
  • Veggie puree (including Pumpkin)
  • Fruit purees (Apple & Blueberry)
  • Mashed sweet potato
  • Canned fish like tuna or salmon
  • Crushed Dog Treats
  • Dog Biscuits
  • Peanut Butter
  • Eggs

When adding vegetable puree, use only dog-friendly veggies such as kale, spinach, carrots, green beans, broccoli, and celery. Similarly, for fruit, make sure you avoid avocados or grapes that are toxic for dogs.


Can you freeze lick mats for dogs?

Absolutely! Freezing the lick mat allows your dog to take longer to finish up, which can keep them engaged for longer periods.

What Are Some of The Best Recipes You Can Freeze for Dogs on A Dog Lick Mat?

  1. Add mashed bananas or Pumpkin to Natural Greek Yoghurt and spread onto the mat
  2. Spread this over a lick mat and pop it into the freezer for at least half an hour.
  3. You can also add some blueberries, which are a great source of antioxidants. This will soon become one of your dog’s favourites!
  4. You can also freeze some items including sliced bandana and sizzle steaks. Add on top to create layers.


Can you give your dog a lick mats every day?

Like us, overeating can lead to health problems like diabetes or pancreatitis. You can use the mat as a treat or reward, and to feed your dog their main meals just be sure to monitor the volume in which you are feeding them!


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