Some pet owners only discover the amount of spilled water and food after they get one of these great pet food mats and see how much food and water is being collected on it.
A good pet food mat has raised lips that keep the spilled food and water on the mat. There are other details to look at.
The material of which the pet food mat is made should be non-toxic and non-allergenic. Why? Because your messy eater dog and cat will first spill their food and water out of the bowls and then eat and drink it off the mat. Most of the new models of pet food mats are made of silicone which fulfills all requirements of a safe food pad material.
Another detail of importance is about how easy the pet food mat is to clean. Fortunately the silicone material brings this advantage too. They are even all dishwasher safe.
The older models of pet food mats looked – to be honest – ugly. People often hid them in a corner of the kitchen out of sight. Today‘s pet food mats come with a stylish design that makes you want to display it in the middle of your living room. This is a big plus since you see it all the time and want to have a good feeling about this kind of furniture in your home.
A good pet food mat has raised lips that keep the spilled food and water on the mat. Their edged curvy design is such that your dog and cat can stand in front of the mat without bumping into it or being tempted to stand on the mat.
I almost don‘t need to mention that these pet food mats come with anti-skid features which keep the bowls from sliding around despite all the moves your dog and cat are making. The anti-slip bumps on the underside prevent the whole mat from sliding around.
Take a look at the food mat’s size, many brands offer different sizes. The right pet food mat shouldn’t be too big or too small for your pet.
PetFusion Large Pet Food Mat
- Made of premium FDA grade silicone
- Anti-microbial, water/stain-resistant, non-toxic, non-allergenic
- With anti-slip bumps on top and bottom prevents sliding
- Raised outer lip
- Soft flexible material is easy to clean, dishwasher safe
- Size large: 24“ x 16“ x 0.4“
- Comes in 3 colors and 3 sizes
Love this mat! Wanted a mat to go under my pet’s water/food bowls to protect our floor from getting wet and to prevent her bowls from tipping over or sliding on the ground, My dog is a 20 lb mini goldendoodle and the small size fits her bowls well.
I purchased the large mat for my cats’ water bowl and the small mat for their feeding dishes. Both work very well in containing spills. Even when the mat is covered with water, it’s always kept the floor dry. The mats are also easy to clean and attractive.
This is the perfect size for my French bulldog’s food bowl. It protects the floor from water and food. No chemical odor. Cleans up beautifully. Dries quickly. Appears to be very durable. I picked up the larger mat for my really messy English Bulldog as well! Love these mats!
CatGuru Premium Cat Food Mat
- Extra high lip can hold up to 5 cups of spilled food and water
- Anti skid prevents from sliding around
- Made of 100% food grade silicone, waterproof, non-toxic, non-allergic
- Easy to clean, dishwasher safe
- Flexible: can be rolled up to store and for travel
- Size: 24“ x 16“ x 0.6“
- Comes in 2 sizes and 6 colors
Mats are a perfect size to hold 2 pet bowls. Made of strong silicone, which catch all the ‘overflow.’ Wash nicely in the dishwasher and hold their shape. Love the choice of colors!
My cat loves it, I love it, my housekeeper loves it. This can be easily picked up and washed. The curved shape is kind of ergonomic for my cat who doesn’t have to lean over a flat edge to eat. The slightly raised edges keep spills from spreading. Very satisfied.
I love the design of these – the shape is really simple, but so different from typical pet mats. They do a nice job functionally as well. I bought four – one for each cat and their water fountain. They look really nice in my kitchen.
Reopet Silicone Dog Cat Food Pad
- Made from FDA approved non-toxic silicone
- Size: 18.5“ x 11.5“
- Raised outer border
- Easy to clean, dishwasher safe
- Comes in 6 colors
This will protect my floors under the bowl and will also be extremely easy to clean. Much better than the boot tray I was using.
The material is great for keeping your dog bowls on it. It is easy to wash. Its easy to keep your dog space clean. It is a great size!
Great mat. Works well. Keep it under dog water dishes. Helps reduce the amount of water spilled and tracked on the floor. Easy to wipe off.
*Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.