During mealtimes, it is inevitable that pets may leave some food crumbs or spill some water from their pet bowls especially when they get too enthusiastic. Other times, they’d like to play with their food or accidentally tip their bowls over. These can be messy to clean and can damage your hardwood floor. Feeding mats are great accessories to solve these woes. Placing a feeding mat under your pet’s bowl can help contain spilled food within the feeding area and off your floor. Feeding mats can also be placed under cat water fountains or pet feeders.
There are different styles and designs of feeding mats available nowadays. To pick a good feeding mat, it must be made with food-safe and non-toxic materials, must be waterproof or absorbent, should be easy to clean, and most importantly, should keep your floors clean. We created a list of our top feeding mat choices. Take a look and see if there is something you’d like.
UPSKY Cat Food Mat
If you have pets who like to eat together, then you might want to consider getting the UPSKY Dog Cat Food Mat. It is a large mat that can accommodate two pet bowls and can keep the food and water debris within the mat. It has an anti-skid surface that keeps the bowls from sliding in different directions while your pets are eating. The mat itself is made from premium FDA-approved silicone so it is safe for your pets. It is very easy to clean too. You can place it in the dishwasher or under a faucet for a good rinse. You can even take it with you during trips since it is soft and flexible so it can be rolled up.
CatGuru Cat Food Mat
If your pet is a bit enthusiastic when eating and leaves a mess on the floor, then it might be time to get the CatGuru Cat Food Mat. It is a heavy-duty mat with raised edges in order to contain the food and water spills inside the mat. It also has an anti-skid surface to keep the food bowls in place. The mat is made from food-grade silicone which is non-toxic and safe for pets. It is waterproof and can be cleaned and dried easily. As an added bonus, matching food bowls are available for purchase too.
Reopet Silicone Cat Food Mat
Cutesy designs are not for everyone. That’s why the Reopet Silicone Cat Bowl Mat comes in a simple, neat design accented with just a paw print in the corner. You can choose from six different colors so you can perfectly match it with your home’s theme. It has a raised outer border to protect your floor from any spills or food debris. You can easily wash it with water or with just a wipe using a wet cloth. It is travel-friendly too since you can simply roll up this FDA-approved silicone mat and take it with you during trips.
VIVAGLORY Pet Food Mat
For pet owners who want something unique for their pets, the VIVAGLORY Pet Food Mat is an interesting option. It is shaped like an adorable whale which is fun and spacious enough to hold up to two pet bowls depending on the size of your bowl. It can even be used under pet feeders and pet water fountains. It is a waterproof, food-grade silicone mat with raised edges to catch water and crumbs from your pet’s bowls. After use, you can simply wash it in the sink with warm, soapy water or place it in the dishwasher.
Hankiki Pet Feeding Mat
If you want a durable mat for your pets, then the Hankiki Pet Dog Cat Feeding Mat is the choice. It is a multipurpose product because you can either use it under your pet’s bowl to catch food crumbs or you can use it as a doormat to absorb the dirt or sand from your pet’s paws. It has a high-quality PVC layer that is soft and stable for your pet to stand on. You can choose from four different colors to match your home’s décor too.
SZKTMOK Silicone Cloud Pet Feeding Mat
You can keep your floor protected from food spills with a cute mat if you use the Heyyo Pets SZKTMOK Pet Feeding Mat. It is shaped like a fluffy little cloud with an adorable smiling face. Made from non-toxic, FDA-approved silicone material, it is safe for your pets. It is spacious enough to hold two pet bowls and it can be conveniently carried on trips and picnics since it flexible enough to be rolled. It is also easy to clean and it dries fast.
OUUD Non-slip Pet Feeding Mat
The Crazy Ship OUUD Pet Food Feeding Mat is an adorable mat shaped like a paw print. It is made with a waterproof PVC material that you can easily clean with running water. It can be used for different purposes too. You can place it under your pet’s food and water bowls to protect your floor from spills or you can use it as a litter tray mat to avoid having dirt tracks or litter pieces inside your home.
DINY Home & Style Bone Shape Pet Feeding Mat
The DINY Home & Style Bone Shape Pet Feeding Mat is a uniquely shaped mat that is made from non-toxic silicone material. Its cute design features four paw prints in each corner. This mat has an anti-skid surface to keep your pet’s food bowls securely in place during mealtimes. It keeps your floor clean and mess-free as it catches the spills from your pet’s bowls. You can also clean this mat easily by washing it under running water.
Drymate Pet Placemat
For the art lovers out there, the Drymate Pet Placemat is an excellent choice. There are multiple colors and designs to choose from that you can match with your home’s aesthetics or your pet’s personality. It is made from polyester fiber, 50% of which are recycled, making it an eco-friendly option. It absorbs spilled liquids and it has a skid-resistant backing to keep the mat in place. The waterproof backing also protects your floor by stopping liquids from seeping through.
When choosing the right feeding mat, there are a few things you need to consider. Check if the size is suitable especially if you have multiple pets. Make sure that the mat’s material is also safe for your pets since they might be tempted to lick off some fallen food on the mat. After mealtimes, keep the feeding mat’s surface dry and clean to prevent bacteria growth. For slippery floors, a feeding mat with an anti-skid backing will also be very helpful to avoid any accidents and to keep the pet bowls in place during mealtimes.