Eating Area for my lovely dog- Any help please?

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My dog has her dinner in a specific area in the kitchen next to our kitchen door. She is ok with her food but when it comes to her having a drink, the water goes everywhere and the corner plus half of my kitchen gets a good soak. I want the area to look nice and clean instead of a corner which really looks a mess. Any help please. My dog is 13 and would not be happy changing her eating area in the kitchen as she is quite set in her ways. Any help please

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 15, 2018
    use a microfiber mat

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 15, 2018
    Why not build a 3 sided box with a bottom to fit in her eating area? It could be thin plyboard and you could put an old towel under her dishes that could be frequently changed out for washing!

    Since this "box" will not have a lot of stress on it, it could be held together with glue and reinforced with strips of wood on the inside corners for securing it together with screws. This strip would not have to cover the entire corner top to bottom, just a small piece strategically placed.

  • Martha Martha on Apr 16, 2018
    try using a small area rug. We do and it looks nice.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 16, 2018
    Have you considered putting down a piece of non slip plastic? They have them in rolls as shelf liners at the dollar stores. You can choose your color that matches your kitchen.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Apr 16, 2018
    We used a fabric dog dish mat under our dogs dishes. I also kept her hair trimmed shorter on her face so she wasn dripping as bad as she walked away leaving a trail. I wouldn’t go to anything too permanent as she is already 13.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 16, 2018
    I have the dish in an elevated stand that holds it - and it all sits on a pretty fake oriental rug.

  • Joyceawhitt Joyceawhitt on Apr 16, 2018
    My kids put a plastic drain for boots under their dogs dishes. Works well for their 2 pugs. Picked it up at a farm and garden store called Rual King. It's about 28 inches long and a foot wide.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 16, 2018
    If you get some plastic place mats, you can cut them to fit the bottom so you can pick it up to wash it...and then tack some to the sides to be wiped off!

  • Ginny Ginny on Apr 16, 2018
    Buy her a nice double bowl set and put an absorbent towel or rug under it. Did this with my cat, and it is very convenient. Her eating station is in the shape of a fish, made by the Amish. If you have an Amish market nr. your home bet they carry one for dogs. Cost was $30 but cute and worth it.