Updated September 09, 2020 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Feeding Mats For Dogs

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in July of 2020. If you want to keep your kitchen floor clean during mealtimes for your pets, try one of these feeding mats for dogs. They come in a variety of sizes to fit the specific needs of any breed, from purse-size pups to Great Danes, and in numerous designs to suit anyone's personal style. All are waterproof and manufactured from materials that should keep them, and any bowls on them, in place. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. PetFusion Waterproof Pad

2. Humble Pet Tray

3. WooPet! Pad

Editor's Notes

August 18, 2020:

Feeding mats are no-brainer accessories for responsible dog owners, and a good one can cover a lot of ground. They provide stationary feeding zones, act as a catchall for flung food, anchor bowls in place, and protect your floors from water damage.

If your primary concern is getting something that’s easy to clean, consider the Bone Dry DII, which can be wiped down quickly, or the iPrimio Protector, which is dishwasher safe. If machine washing sounds more convenient, the Petrageous Tapestry is a great choice.

Those with large breeds might need something specially designed to hold big dishes, like raised dog bowls or water fountains. In this case, the best option would be the WooPet! Pad, with its wide dimensions.

Overly energetic pups may benefit from the Paw5 Wooly Snuffle, which keeps dogs occupied by challenging them to hunt for food among the maze of threads.

The best looking mat, of course, depends on personal taste, though the Humble Pet Tray and Mdesign Placemat stand out for their clean lines and cool design.

Other features will depend on you and your dog’s specific needs, but rest assured, all mats on this list offer practical and functional solutions to messy mealtimes.

Special Honors

Harmony Wooden Tray This bamboo option blends in with hardwood floors, and it’s sturdier than silicone or fabric. It won’t bend when lifted, making it easy to transport to the sink without dribbling water onto the floor. Plus, it comes with a removable plastic insert for quick cleaning. petco.com

Paw Inspired Washable Pads For unavoidably messy or particularly massive breeds, ultra large size may be the most important feature. If that's the case for you, these are available in a 4XL size, which measures 72 inches by 72 inches. They are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads, yet just as convenient. Marketed for multi-use, they will absorb water spills, urine, and dirt. pawinspired.com

4. Paw5 Wooly Snuffle

5. Cavalier Pet Rug

6. iPrimio Protector

7. Bone Dry DII

8. Mdesign Placemat

9. Loving Pets Bella

10. Petrageous Tapestry


Sam Kraft
Last updated on September 09, 2020 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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