Right now, I’ll give attention to canine if that is okay.
However considered one of my favourite ideas to households are snuffle mats. Do-it-yourself or bought, these gems present a foraging expertise not like no different.
Sometimes crafted from fleece or upcycled supplies, a completed snuffle mat has tufts of material or sustainable supplies. It is in between these tufts that kibble or dry treats are deposited and hidden for the fortunate canine to root out. Utilizing one is a mind sport that’s appropriate for many any canine, irrespective of their age, bodily potential or ability stage. As a result of they’re comprised of mushy supplies, I discover them particularly helpful for canine who’re noise- or touch-sensitive and discover different meals puzzles to be to troubling. That softness, together with the actual fact snuffle mats lie flat on flooring and keep put, make them my go-to alternative for canine with restricted mobility or are in hospice. They’re additionally nice for second-story residents as a result of, properly, no noise.
Lorrie Shaw is a Licensed Skilled Pet Sitter, Licensed Pet Loss and Grief Companion, and proprietor of Skilled Pet Sitting, the place she makes a speciality of ancillary pet palliative and pet hospice care. She’s additionally a member of Doggone Secure (the place she accomplished the Converse Canine Certificates Program), in addition to the Worldwide Affiliation of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, Pet Sitters Worldwide, Pet Skilled Guild, Worldwide Affiliation of Animal Habits Consultants (supporting member) and Ann Arbor Space Pet Sitters. Lorrie will be discovered at lorrieshaw.com. She tweets at @psa2.