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LickiMat Slow Feeder For Anxiety and Boredom, Dogs or Cats

The No. 1 Item I'd Recommend to Any Dog Owner During the Pandemic (and Beyond)

LickiMat Slow Feeder For Anxiety and Boredom, Dogs or Cats
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Seeing pets pop up in video meetings — and virtual award shows — is cute, but there are definitely times when a pup can think it's playtime . . . and you most decidedly do not. Maybe he whines repeatedly during an important work call, or picks the exact moment you unmute yourself on Zoom to bring his loudest squeaky toy under your desk? No matter the scenario, whenever you need something to keep him silent and busy, a LickiMat is a savior you can rely on for years to come.

Different than rawhides which can be dangerous, these mats and bowls can be filled with regular canned food, fresh dog food like Ollie, or pet-safe human food. I personally bought this $8 reusable item years ago to have on hand because Beau thinks any company in my apartment is his company, and it's the first thing I recommend to any friends who welcome a furry family member, or have had new issues adjusting to a WFH life over the past year.

That's not all it's good for, though! Learn about the (many!) other purposes it serves other than a welcome distraction, ahead.

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