We shared about Paw5’s BPA and Phthalate-Free Rock 'N Bowl feeder made in the USA. Now we are sharing their latest creation called the Wooly Snuffle Mat. According to Paw5 “the Wooly engages a dogs’ powerful sense of smell as they snuffle, snort, and sniff their way through dinner or treat time. Built to stimulate a dog’s natural foraging instincts by mimicking the hunt for food in grass and fields, Wooly feeds both their belly and their brain. This means you are giving your dog a fuller, more active and more rewarding day, every day! “
This snuffle mat can be used for occasional treats to occupy a bored dog or as a slow feeder for dogs that want to scarf down their meals much too quickly. One of the downsides to traditional slow feeders is that they aren’t always accommodating for brachycephalic breeds (dogs with flat faces) so this mat fills that need.
Simply drop the kibble or treats onto the mat and fluff around the fibers with your hands causing the food to fall down between the large fibers. I like to really bury the treats but you can adjust the level of difficulty to your dog's ability.
What Did Kirby Think?
Kirby is used to interactive toys but this mat is a different type of interaction. He is always foraging through the grass in the back yard so this mat mimics that natural inclination. He knew what to do as soon as I showed it to him. Kenzie is younger and newer to interactive toys so the first time I poured the kibble into the mat while she watched. I don't use it every day so they both get excited the moment I pick it up. It stays in their playroom so I’ve caught both snuffling through it just in case there might be something in there.
I have found they will fight over it so we are working on taking turns so supervision may be required if you have more than one dog.
What Did I Think?
I am truly impressed - someone was paying attention to a dog's natural instinct! The mat is not a flimsy piece of fabric either. It's very well made so it should last years. Using non-toxic and safe materials makes it environmentally safe and it’s extremely easy to use - just drop the kibble onto the mat and spread it around into the fibers. It's easy to clean – just toss it in the washer and dryer - which becomes invaluable if you have a slobbery dog. Finally this stylish gray 12" x 18" design will fit into any decor.
One Winner will receive a Paw5 Wooly Snuffle Mat.
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When does it start and end? The contest starts now and ends at midnight on April 8, 2017.
Who can enter? Anyone, anywhere!
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What if I win? The winner will be notified by email and announced here on our website, on Twitter, and on Kirby's FaceBook Page! Winner must provide name and mailing address so that the prize can be shipped to you. Winner has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen in their place.
Disclosure: We received this product to review and were not compensated in any other way. Our opinions are solely based on our experience with the product and knowledge of the company which we approve. Paw5 is responsible for providing the prize to the winner.