Healthy Food Options to Use in your Lick Mat or Enrichment Toy


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These healthy food options to use in your lick mat or enrichment toy will get your dogs tail wagging for more!


  1. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a classic favourite among dogs. It’s not only delicious but also a great source of healthy fats and protein. When filling your dog’s enrichment toys, choose dog friendly peanut butter without added sugar or salt. Your furry friend will love licking it out of the toy!

  1. Fruit

Fruits are a tasty and nutritious addition to your dog’s playtime and have additional health benefits. Some dog-friendly fruits include:

  • Apples: Remove the seeds and core, then slice the apple into small pieces.
  • Blueberries: These little antioxidant powerhouses are perfect for stuffing into toys.
  • Bananas: Slice them up and watch your dog go bananas!
  1. Canned Fish

Fish like canned salmon or sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote healthy skin and coat. Be sure to choose fish packed in water, not oil. Perfect to stuff a Sodapup Flower Pot, Sodapup slow feeder emat or Lickimat Yoggie pot with for a delightful surprise and promote healthy skin and coat.

  1. Dog Food

Yes, you can use your dog’s regular kibble as a treat! Fill the toy with a portion of their daily meal to keep them mentally engaged during playtime.


  1. Raw Dog Food

If you feed your dog a raw diet, consider using some of the raw food in their enrichment toys. Ground meat, organs, and bones can be a fun challenge for them to extract.

  1. Vegetables

Vegetables provide vitamins and fibre. Try steamed sweet potatoes, green beans, or carrots. Cut them into small chunks and stuff them into the toy.

  1. Natural Yogurt and Honey

Mix plain, unsweetened yogurt with a drizzle of honey. Freeze the mixture in the toy for a refreshing treat on hot days.

  1. Dog-Friendly Pâté

Look for pâté made specifically for dogs. We love JR Pet Products Pure Pate Range These come in various flavours and can be spread inside toys, lick mats or used as a topping.


  1. Purchase an Enrichment Toy/ Lick Mat, Dog Friendly Peanut Butter or JR Pure Pate that encourages dogs to lick and engage with their food, aiding digestion and reducing stress and anxiety. Spread some of the above treats on a lick mat for extended enjoyment. We will also include a leaflet on how to introduce your lick mat with the suggested healthy food options in your purchase.

The links below will take you to see our favourite enrichment toys, pates and peanut butter


  1. We also sell dog friendly Cornish Peanut Butter, produced in Cornwall from the UKs Voted Best Independent Pet Shop, The Pets Larder (formerly Natural Cornish Pet Shop) based in Hayle, Cornwall.


Remember to always monitor your dog while they play with enrichment toys, especially if they’re trying new foods. Enjoy watching your furry companion have a blast while staying healthy! 🐾🐶


Click on the link below to see our illustrative infographic on the above suggested foods to use.

Food Ideas to use in your pets Lick Mat


Disclaimer: The information provided here is for general guidance. Consult your veterinarian before introducing new foods to your dog’s diet



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