It's all about the nose/brain connection.
A dog's nose is 100,000 times more powerful than humans. Dogs use their nose to make sense of the world around them. Snuffle mats encourage a dog's natural foraging centers of the brain, which are pleasurable for our pups.
Snuffle mats are like a mental treadmill for your pup. A dog's mental exercise is just as important as physical activity. Mental activity can lesson anxiety and hyperactivity and help your dog feel content and calm. Enrichment toys become even more important for dogs who have physical limitations.
Snuffle mats also encourage slower eating and better digestion. Just sprinkle dry food or treats on the mat and comb your fingers through the fabric so the treats drop to the bottom of the mat.
Machine wash on delicate cycle and hang to air dry.