My daughter bought this for her cat to support the company. It's cute, but after being washed several times, the inside lining was in a big lump. I opened a small spot to pull out the lump but discovered it was a very messy job. The lining is some kind of degradable (perhaps recycled cardboard) that just is a mess to get out. It would be so much better if the lining was of better quality. In the meantime she bought another one, so I am sure it will happen again
This is my second one. I have 2 puppies; this prevents the water bowl from sliding all over.
Great little mat that I added to my dog's food dishes in the kitchen. Definitely better for smaller bowls.