A dog placemat is a mat designed to be placed under your dog's food and water bowls. They come in various sizes, materials, and styles and serve several purposes. Dog placemats can help protect your floors from spills and stains, prevent bowls from sliding or tipping over, and make clean-up easier.
What types of dog placemats are available, and which should I choose?
Dog placemats, including rubber, silicone, plastic, fabric, and bamboo designs, are available in Canada. The type of placemat you choose will depend on your dog's size, feeding habits, and your personal preferences. A larger dog may need a heavier, more durable placemat to prevent tipping or movement, while a dog with a sensitive stomach may benefit from a placemat that is easy to clean and disinfect.
Can dog placemats be used for both food and water bowls?
Yes, most dog placemats can be used for both food and water bowls. Some placemats even have separate sections for each, which can help prevent cross-contamination and make clean-up easier. However, it's important to clean the placemat regularly to prevent bacteria or mould growth.
Are there any special considerations for using dog placemats in Canada?
If you live in Canada, choosing a dog placemat made with safe, non-toxic materials is important. Also, consider getting an insulated or heat-resistant placemat if you plan to use it in cold or hot weather. Be sure to clean the placemat regularly and thoroughly to prevent the spread of disease or infection.
Can dog placemats be used for outdoor feeding and water bowls?
Yes, many dog placemats are designed for outdoor use and can withstand exposure to the elements. Look for placemats made with waterproof or weather-resistant materials, and choose a stable and durable design to withstand wind, rain, or snow.
How do I clean my dog placemat?
To clean your dog's placemat, start by wiping away any crumbs or debris with a dry cloth or paper towel. Then, rinse the placemat with warm water and dish soap, using a sponge or brush to scrub away any remaining food or stains. For stubborn stains or odours, you may need to soak the placemat in a mixture of vinegar and water or use a pet-safe stain remover. Be sure to rinse the placemat thoroughly and allow it to dry completely before using it again.
Whether it's to protect your flooring from accidental spills, to keep those dog bowls steady, or to make a decor statement, these placemats for dog bowls and dishes are just the thing. Cute and practical, they are sure to be the right fit for your dog\'s diner.
Dogs bring joy, comfort and endless entertainment to our homes. They can also bring a little bit of a mess now and then too! Fortunately, there are tons of dog accessories and supplies that can help keep the mess to a minimum. While most dogs will lap up every morsel of dry kibble or wet food in their bowl, others eat what they want and leave the rest for you to clean up.
Whether it's to protect your flooring from accidental spills, to keep those dog bowls steady, or to make a decor statement, placemats for dog bowls, dishes or elevated feeders are just the thing. Here at Homes Alive Pets, we carry a variety of cute and practical placemats in different materials, colors and styles. Choose from flexible, silicone placemats from premium brands like Ore Pet Silicone Placemat or Messy Mutts, which comes from metal rods to keep it in place.
West Paw is one of our favourite dog toy brands, but did you know that they make feeding accessories too? The West Paw Design Doggie Placemat is durable and easy to clean, plus it's raised edges are designed to contain spills and messes. For a highly absorbent and quick drying mat that picks up dirt, mud and water spillage, the Dog Gone Smart Dirty Dog Doormat is a great option! It also works to protect furniture, car seats and floors.
Whatever feeding accessories or supplies you’re in search of, we’re confident you’ll find exactly what you need here at Homes Alive Pets. From high quality dog foods, dog treats and chews, pet toys or other pet gear, we offer a wide selection of affordable, top-rated brands both you and your dog will love!