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How to Clean Pet Place Mats

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Pet place mats help protect your home from pet food and water spills.

Pet place mats are great for protecting your floors from water and pet food spills. However, this also means that these mats can get really germy over time. You need to clean your pet’s place mats regularly to help protect your pets and family from germs and grime. In this article, we will explain why it’s important to clean your pet’s feeding mats and also some tips for cleaning yours.

Pet Place Mats Can Get Pretty Gross

We love pets, but they can definitely make a mess. Whether you have a dog or a cat, water and food spills are common. And let’s not even talk about the slobber! 

The great thing about pet place mats is that they help catch these spills so they don’t sit on your floors. However, that also means that feeding mats can start to collect a lot of grime, debris, and also germs. These germs can affect your pets and your family, so it’s important to clean feeding mats regularly to stop the growth of bacteria, mold, and other germs. 

The good news is, our pet place mat products are made from heavy-duty plastic and synthetic fabric that are easy to clean. In fact, you can typically clean your pet’s feeding mats similar to how you clean your pet’s plastic toys.

How to Clean Your Pet’s Feeding Mats

Cleaning pet place mats is actually pretty easy. You can just hose off the mats frequently to remove any dirt, grime, or leftover food debris. In addition, you will need to thoroughly clean the mat on a regular basis. Just keep in mind it’s important to be careful with cleaning products around pets. Many of the ingredients in cleaning products and disinfectants are toxic to cats and dogs. 

In many cases, you can simply wash feeding mats with soap and water. Make sure to rinse and dry thoroughly. If you’re looking for a more in-depth cleaning and disinfection for your pet’s feeding mats, there are a few options. 

If you’re dealing with quite a lot of grime, you can use a baking soda paste to help loosen dirt and debris. Use a three to one baking soda to water paste and apply it to the plastic pet mat with a cloth. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes and then remove the paste with a damp cloth. Afterwards, wash the mat thoroughly with soap and water to remove all the left over baking soda. It’s important to note that baking soda is toxic to pets when ingested, so you want to wash the mat carefully after using a baking soda paste.

For disinfecting, you can typically use a vinegar and water solution. This is a natural and non-toxic option for killing germs on pet place mats. You can use a one to one vinegar and water solution to clean most plastic pet mats. Once again, we recommend washing and drying the mat afterwards before using it again. 

We recommend avoiding traditional disinfectants like bleach, disinfecting wipes, or other commercial cleaning products, as they often use ingredients that are toxic to animals. Even natural or green cleaning products may be harmful. If you want to use cleaning products or detergent on your pet products, talk to your vet about what is safe for your pets.

Quality Plastic Products from Curtis Wagner Plastics – 100% Made in the U.S.A

At Curtis Wagner Plastics, we offer high quality plastic products that help protect your home. We offer a wide range of products, from pet feeding mats to plant saucers and hanging basket drip pans to stop moisture, debris, and dirt from ruining your floors and furniture. All our products are engineered and manufactured to offer durable, long-lasting protection. We are proud to make all our products right here in the U.S.A. for superior quality control. Call us now at (713) 937-3784 to place an order.