Boredom Busters for Pups

Sometimes keeping your canine occupied is an overwhelming task, especially if they are assassins of the typical stuffed toys. Longmont-based SodaPup concentrates on this market of mischief-makers with its super-durable chew toys and, as of last year, lick mats. Simply smear soft foods onto the mat and your pup can be occupied for up to 45 minutes, the company touts. The licking summons soothing effects that help with anxiety, boredom and bad behaviors. More information and great recipes at