When you have a pet, it’s essential to provide a high level of care. This includes serving them enough food and nutrition in their diet. Although they may make a mess as they eat, you can contain spills using a machine-washable feeding mat. The feeding mats encourage pets’ natural foraging skills to ensure they maintain a healthy weight. The mats can also protect your floors. Here are some of the best machine washable feeding mats for cats in 2021.
PAW5: Wooly Snuffle Mat – Feeding Mat for Dogs (12″ x 18″) – Encourages Natural Foraging Skills – Easy to Fill – Fun to Use Design – Durable and Machine Washable – Perfect for Any Breed. This feeding mat is easy to fill, has a fun design, and is made with durable construction for long-term use. The mat is sustainably-made using a combination of upcycled and virgin materials.
PAW5 is a sturdy and well-made mat with thick blades of faux grass, soft to the touch. Cleaning up is easy and machine-washable without any loose fibers, shrinking, or fading. Some dogs even enjoy laying on the material after they’ve found all of the hidden food. The grass occasionally lays flat too much and has to be fluffed up to make the kibble easier to hide.
Dog Feeding Mat Large, Dog Snuffle Mat Pet Snuffle Bowl Pet Cat Snuffle Mat Cat Snuffling Nose Work Mat IQ Training Slow Eat Bowl. With a non-slip texture, this feeding mat is easy to clean and is 100% machine-washable. The mat can be folded into a bowl to promote smell training, reduce stress, and exercise the brain.
Petrip encourages dogs to work for their food and is challenging enough to take several minutes to find their kibble. For active dogs, it can help them burn energy. The materials are thick enough to avoid becoming ripped, and loose kibble is easy to shake out when cleaning it each time. The lack of grip on the bottom can cause the mat to move around.
Snuffle Mat for Small Large Dogs Nosework Feeding Mat Easy to Fill and Machine Washable Training Mats Pet Activity/Toy/Play Mat, Great for Stress Release. This feeding mat is easy to fill and is made with polar fleece and upcycled materials. The design alleviates stress and can entertain dogs to prevent destructive behavior.
Stellaire Chern mat is thin enough to roll up quickly, and the durable materials hold up well to chewing. The soft texture is similar to a blanket and can be soothing to dogs who are left alone or suffer from anxiety. The mat may slip and slide on hard floors and may require using a rubber mat underneath.
DII Bone Dry Small Microfiber Pet Mat for Food, Water, Treats, Ultra-Absorbent & Machine Washable Food Mat for Dogs and Cats. The microfiber material on this mat is absorbent and protects the carpet and hardwood floors with a non-slip back to keep it in place. The mat measures 12 x 18-inches and can fit two dog bowls.
Bone Dry is a machine-washable feeding mat that stays flat on the floor without the corners curling up. The thick texture offers extra padding and cushion when dogs stand on it. The backing can lose its stickiness over time, especially if you wash it frequently.
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.