The Dexas Snack & Distract Licking mat intensifies the benefits of ordinary licking mats with its unique bristle construction with "tri-nib" tips, increasing the surface area for tongue stimulation. The added feature of the catch tray at the base performs at least two functions too, both to catch drips, spills or slobber and to hold crunchy kibble or dry snacks. Pets love spreadable treats like peanut butter, yogurt or canned dog food. Once these snacks are applied to the bristle pattern, dogs slow down to make sure they don't miss a morsel, giving you the opportunity to groom or bathe them or just to settle them down. This licking mat even has added benefits like the use as a crate training aid, as a reward, or as a slow feeder. Plus, the increased saliva production while licking even provides a cleaner mouth for dogs!