As a dog parent, you’ll know about the importance of mental and physical stimulation for your pup. A great way to keep your dog busy and happy is to use a lick mat. A lick mat can provide hours of fun. In this blog, we’ll talk about 6 foods that you can put on your dog's Lick Mat mat for enrichment.
Canned Fish in Water:
One of the best foods you can put on your dog's lick mat is canned fish such as tuna, salmon or sardines. This is a great option as it is very healthy, easy to find, and has a really strong smell that your dog will love. It is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which is great for your dog's coat and skin. Just make sure that the fish is in water and not oil as oil can cause diarrhea in dogs. Also ensure the fish has no seasoning. If you’re looking for more ideas on how to serve fish to you dog check out our recipe community.
Applesauce is another great option for your dog's lick mat. It is low in calories and high in fiber, which can help to regulate your dog's digestive system. It is also a great source of vitamins A and C, which can help to boost your dog's immune system. Just make sure that the applesauce you buy does not contain any added sugars, which can be harmful to dogs.
Another food you can put on your dog's lick mat for enrichment is cottage cheese. It is high in protein and calcium which can help to keep your dog's muscles and bones healthy. It is also low in fat, making it a great option for dogs that are overweight. Just make sure that the cottage cheese you buy does not contain any added salt, which can be harmful to dogs. Also lactose free cottage cheese can be better for dog’s to digest.
Quail eggs are a great source of protein for your dog, and they are also very easy to digest. You can even freeze to make it more of a challenge for your dog.
You can add some ground pumpkin seeds on top of the quail eggs to make it even more nutritious. Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber, antioxidants, and fatty acids, which are all great for your dog's health. For more on all things seeds for dogs, check out our blog here!
Dog Child Meal Mix
Lastly you can level up your lick mat game by adding in Dog Child Meal Mix with ground protein of your dog’s choice.
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Using a lick mat is a great way to provide mental and physical stimulation for your dog, and adding in some healthy and delicious foods will take it to the next level. By using the 6 foods we have outlined in this blog, you will be able to provide your dog with a fun and healthy way to keep their brain and body active. Give it a try and see the joy it brings them! Get your pup their very own Lick Mat today!