20+ Best Homemade Dog Lick Mat Recipe Ideas | Best Dog Lick Mats in Canada

SodaPup Dog Lick Mats Canada

Dog Lick Mats are the new 'Craze in Canada!'

If you haven't heard about dog lick mats yet, get ready to be blown away! Dog owners use these mats every day to keep their pets busy.

 The Best Homemade Dog Lick Mat Recipe Ideas

Spread a tablespoon of any of these ingredients into the grooves and corners, and keep your dog entertained for hours! You can also freeze your new dog licking mat to extend lick time and add an extra challenge for your dog.

Below is an in-depth list of 20 basic household foods you can use for your dog lick mat. Don't forget to have fun mixing and mashing different ingredients together!

  1. Natural peanut butter (dog favorite)
  2. Mashed banana
  3. Cottage cheese
  4. Cream cheese
  5. Plain yogurt
  6. Crushed treat or kibble mixed with water or broth
  7. Fish (Salmon, Shrimp, Tuna)
  8. Minced or pureed broccoli
  9. Carrots
  10. Sweet potato puree
  11. Honey
  12. Pumpkin Puree
  13. Blueberries
  14. Sweet corn
  15. Pureed apple
  16. Minced chicken
  17. Egg
  18. Wet canned pet food
  19. Favorite dog treats
  20. Consult your vet for more suitable foods to use

Be aware that some of the above ingredients are high in sugar (honey, banana, etc..) and should be used in moderation. Refer to your dogs feeding guide according to the diet they are currently on and ensure you are not overfeeding and are maintaining a nutritious diet.

Dog Lick Mat Key Benefits

Dog Lick Mat Recipe Ideas and Key Health Benefits

Dog lick mats have many benefits for both you and your dog! The following is an in-depth look at the benefits of dog lick mats.

  • Calm your dog through licking and reduce dog anxiety. (Licking releases endorphins and serotonin, which regulate anxiety and help your dog feel calm and relaxed)
  • Entertain your pet and keep them busy.
  • Mentally stimulate your dog and feed their natural instinct to hunt for their food.
  • Help your dog fight boredom.
  • Reduce problem behaviors such as destructive chewing and separation anxiety.
  • Slow down feeding time.
  • Use as a training aid and a rewarding treat during crate time.
  • Hide medication in the wet puree spread inside the lick mat.

Some dog lick mats may even come with suction cups on the back, allowing them to be easily attached to any hard surface. You can secure these mats to the bath tub with your dogs favorite recipe to help make bath time much easier!

Get Creative With Your Dog Lick Mat Recipes

There are many dog owners who love to spoil their pooch with unique and beautiful dinner designs on their dog lick mats. Here is an image of a SodaPup lick mat colored in with different recipes.

Dog Licking Mat Homemade Recipe Ideas

Still wondering what to put on the lick mat for your dog?

Below are some more popular easy recipe ideas to put on your new dog lick mat.

Peanut Butter & Blueberry Dog Lick Mat Recipe Dog Lick Mat Recipe Idea Pumpkin Puree Honey
Plain Yogurt & Strawberries Dog Lick Mat Recipe Dog Lick Mat Recipe Idea Greek Plain Yoghurt Strawberry
Dog Kibble & Banana Dog Lick Mat Recipe Dog Lick Mat Recipe Idea Banana Kibble
Pumpkin Puree & Honey Dog Lick Mat Recipe Dog Lick Mat Recipe Pumpkin Puree Honey

 How To Clean Your Dogs Licking Mat

When you look at a dog lick mat, do you think, "What a mess!"? Don't worry, lick mats are super easy to clean! Here is a list of 2 options for how to clean your dog lick mat so it is ready to use for the next feeding.

  1. Clean your lick mat in the dishwasher on the top rack.
  2. Wash and rinse with warm water and a mild soap.

Get This Super Cute Lick Mat Bundle!

Dog Lick Mat with Suction Cup Bundle

Will A Dog Lick Mat Make My Dog Fat Or Overweight?

When used properly, a dog lick mat will not cause your dog to become overweight. Make sure you read the recommended daily dosage on the back of your dog's bag of food so you are aware of what your dog consumes. When you provide training rewards and dog lick mats to your dog, it's important to reduce their food intake accordingly.

Will A Dog Lick Mat Make My Dog Sick?

Your new dog lick mat can be used as often as you like, as long as you use dog-safe ingredients and recipes. You can use it on a daily basis and keep your dog mentally stimulated and working their brains.

Where Can I Buy My Dog A New Lick Mat in Canada?

SodaPup Dog Lick Mats

You can get a wide variety of incredible lick mats right here at DuraPaw! Browse the DuraPaw collection of Dog Lick Mats here. 

Similarly, if you are in the US, you can go direct to SodaPup where they design and manufacture these amazing lick mats! Click here to visit the SodaPup website.

The Best Dog Lick Mat Designs Available!

SodaPup designs the best and most exciting dog lick mats on the market. Here is some of the designs that we love!

Jigsaw Puzzle Emat Enrichment Lick Mat

SodaPup Jigsaw Puzzle Emat Dog Lick Mat

SodaPup's Jigsaw lick mat has such a creative and unique design. It also comes in 3 colors, blue, green and pink, which makes it great for households that have 2 or even 3 dogs!

Whale Design Emat Enrichment Dog Lick Mat with Suction Cups

SodaPup Whale Emat Dog Lick Mat with Suction Cups

This very unique and creative design is a favorite of ours. With 12 suction cups on the back side, this lick mat can stick to almost any hard surface!

Tree Design 'Peace' Emat Enrichment Dog Lick Mat

SodaPup Tree Emat Dog Lick Mat

Feast your eyes on the cutest repeating tree pattern lick mat! With deeper and tighter grooves this lick mat presents a tougher challenge to put to test even the most fierce lickers!

Enrich your dogs life with a new lick mat today!

We hope this has helped to provide some insight and fresh ideas for what to put on your dog's lick mat. It is important to always use healthy dog safe ingredient toppings and recipes at all times.