Ever wonder why it’s important to rest your dog’s food and water dishes on top of a floor mat? The mat does more than protect your floors; it also can protect your dog’s health. Dogs are messy eaters, and when you have a mat, food that falls out of the bowl goes onto the mat and not onto the floor, which may be covered in harsh floor-cleaning product residue. The presence of the mat prevents your dog from licking the floor and eating potentially contaminated food. Always remember to wash the mat to keep it clean, too.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION