When you get a new pet, some supplies are more obvious than others: a leash for your dog or a scratching post for your cat. Pet food. A collar. A pet bowl. But did you know your pet also needs a pet mat for food and water bowls?
The best pet mats are essentially placemats for your pet’s food and water bowls. They protect your flooring from whatever Fido and Tiger throw at it, whether they’re sloshing water out of their bowl or expressing their displeasure at their new diet by flipping the bowl.
Redbubble believes your pets should have the perfect pet and design that expresses them, just like you deserve the perfectly expressive sticker. We’ve assembled our favorite pet mats in bone or fish shapes for your pet below.
Guinea Pig and Capybara Kawaii Space Pattern Pet Mat designed and sold by Miri-Noristudio
Pet Food Mats for Cats
Cats tend to have two personalities when they eat: they either eat meticulously or they revert to their big cat ancestors and treat their kibble like live prey. Regardless of your cat’s manners (or lack thereof), these are the pet mats for cats for them!
1. For the Diva: Boss Lady Pet Mat
Anyone with a cat knows they aren’t shy about letting you know their feelings. If your cat has ever strategically left a hairball in your favorite pair of shoes or artfully shredded your new couch, this Boss Lady Pet Mat is perfect for her.
2. For the Traveler: Cat Vacation Pet Mat
While cats tend to be homebodies, others love exploring new spaces. Whether your cat travels with you on vacations or you are a digital nomad, this Cat Vacation Pet Pat showcases their playful and adventurous spirit.
3. For the Cat with Big Cat Energy: Tigers and Tropical Leaves Pet Mat
Big cats are fearsome hunters, stalking their prey and ruling their environment. Your cat may be exponentially smaller than their big cat relatives, but this Tiger and Tropical Leaves Pet Mat will make your cat feel like an apex predator as they eat from their bowl of kibble.
4. For the Sleepy Kitty: Fur-get Me Not Pet Mat
The average cat clocks 15 hours of sleep a day. Most experts agree it’s part of their physiology, a throwback to their past as predators. Regardless of why it happens, we can all agree there’s nothing cuter than a cat curled up in a sunbeam catching some shut-eye. The Fur-get Me Not Pet Mat is an ode to your sleepy kitty.
5. For the Adventurer: Cat and Unicorn Pet Mat
If your cat loves adventure, the Cat and Unicorn Pet Mat is the one for them. After all, what’s more adventurous than your kitty jumping on the back of a unicorn for a ride?
6. For the Pot-Stirrer: Hungry for Chaos Pet Mat
Some cats are trouble with a capital T, knocking items off shelves and chasing their pet siblings around the house. If that describes your cat, the Hungry for Chaos Pet Mat perfectly sums up their personality.
7. For the Ally Cat: Pride Cat | Nikury Pet Mat
Cats don’t care who you love as long as you’re available for cuddles on their timetable and their dinners are on time. The Pride Cat | Nikury Pet Mat expresses their support for all things pride.
8. For the Fun Lover: Let’s Have Some Fun | Contemporary Illustration | Minimal Shapes | Urban Graffiti Style Pet Mat
This bold pattern isn’t for the faint of heart. The bold colors and graffiti pattern pair perfectly with your cat’s goofy, fun-loving personality.
Pet Food Mats for Dogs
Pet bowl mats are great for dogs and cats alike, especially if they eat wet food. It’s easy to pick up bits of kibble off the floor, but if Fido drops wet food outside their bowl, it hardens into place, making it difficult to remove. These pet food mats for dogs can make hardened wet food a thing of the past.
9. For the Beggar: Time for Snacks! Pet Mat
Is your dog a loveable bottomless pit, constantly scavenging for scraps? They may not be able to tell time to know when it’s time to eat, but they’ll agree with the message of this Time for Snacks! Pet Met.
10. For the Daydreamer: Floating Pet Mat
Some dogs love to stare off into space, which sometimes means barking at nothing and other times makes you wonder if they’re seeing something you can’t. This Floating Pet Mat evokes the ethereal and requires thoughtful contemplation.
11. For the Easy-Go-Lucky Pup: Funny Dog
Some pups are pros at taking pleasure in the simple things in life. They only want a few pets, some good food, and a ball or two to chase. If that sounds like your good boy, the Funny Dog Pet Mat is perfect for them.
12. For the Homebody: Home Is Where the Dog Is Pet Mat
If you’re a pet parent, you know that your home is not necessarily defined by where they lay their head but rather where their dog lays their head. If a home isn’t complete without your puppers, the Home Is Where the Dog Is Pet Mat is the perfect one for your pet.
13. For the Love Bug: Boxer Dog Love Pet Mat
Love bugs make the best canine companions. The dog on this Boxer Dog Love Pet Mat showcases that look of love, although, to be completely honest, we’re not sure if they’re looking at their pet parent or their bowl of kibble.
14. For the Old Soul: Welcome to the 90s Pet Mat
For your old soul puppers, the Welcome to the 90s pet mat has a distinctly vintage vibe, complete with bold colors and abstract shape designs.
15. For the Retro Flower Child: Retro Blue, Yellow & Orange Flower Pet Mat
If your dog prefers love, peace, and the simple life over the hectic modern lifestyle, the Retro Blue, Yellow & Orange Flower Pet Mat will capture their personality perfectly.
16. For Your Social Butterfly: Cute Pugs and Flowers Pet Mat
What’s better than one dog? Two, duh! If your dog is a social butterfly at the dog park and has more social engagements than you do, this Cute Pugs and Flowers Pet Mat is perfect for them.
17. For the Rock Star: Linocut Stars – Navy & White Pet Mat
Does your dog always have to be the center of attention? Do they see your phone and instantly do something cute? Consider the Linocut Stars – Navy & White Pet Mat to make dinner time a five-star meal for the star in your life.
How to Clean Pet Food Mats
Specific care instructions will vary based on how your pet’s food mat is made. If it’s plastic, simply use a damp washcloth to clean up any spills.
Redbubble’s pet mats are made of absorbent foam with a polyester face and backing, so you can easily throw them in the machine washer on cold for a quick clean between meals.
Every pet deserves pet swag as unique as they are. Once you’ve found the perfect pet mat, check out our pet blankets and pet bandanas. Once Fido and Tiger are all decked out, snap a pic and share it with the perfect Instagram caption or give them as party favors at your dog’s next party.