PawMat is a superior grooming table and bath mat that gives dogs the comfort they need during the grooming process. Two times the thickness of a standard yoga mat! An anti-slip, anti-fatigue surface that lets your four legged clients relax while you brush, comb or groom them. Great for senior dogs and dogs that feel uneasy about being on a grooming table or in the tub. In addition your more seasoned clients and show dogs will thank you for a cushioned more comfortable surface to stand on while you scissor and put on the finishing and touches. PawMat will not become imbedded with hair and is liquid and stain resistant.
Wear and Tear: PawMat is designed to be used on grooming tables and tubs in addition to kennels. Normal wear and tear is expected such as surface scratches and the occasional gouge mark since dogs nails are sometimes very sharp and dogs are strong. PawMat is durable and will not tear in half or become flattened but they are not indestructible. The material is comfortable and intended to be a cushioned surface not a replacement table top.
When you first receive your PawMat it will need to be unrolled properly to get it back to its flat position. This helps the PawMat to lay flat and stick better to the surface underneath it. Firstly you want to roll your PawMat it the opposite direction just a few times and then begin the flattening process. Take each corner one at a time and roll it tightly in the opposite direction of the curl into the center as pictured. You should do this on each corner rolling all the way into the center of your PawMat for about five minutes on each corner. You may notice its not 100% flat at this point but it should be well on its way. You can continue to roll each corner into the center for a few minutes and as it stays on top of your table or floor it will flatten completely with use in about 1 day. We have also found if you wet down your PawMat with warm water it helps to get it to uncurl since PawMat material is heat sensitive. If you do not use these techniques to flatten it then may shift or move because it allows air to get underneath the PawMat. Securing it under your grooming arm is encouraged for additional security but the PawMat should not shift or move when its flat with weight on top of it.
Washing and Cleaning
When you wash your PawMats at the end of the day we recommend dawn dish soap, water and a sponge, but you can use a bleach solution or pretty much any type of pet cleaners and disinfectants. As pictured you can see that even a heavily used mat that had not been washed in weeks can come clean again. For tougher dirt, grease or blood and even quick stop we recommend using Clorox Bleach Wipes or Mr Clean Magic Eraser’s. Please note that the best way to remove quick stop is to clean it within a reasonable time frame as with any surface the longer you leave it the more likely it is to stain. PawMat’s are made to be stain resistant but they are not stain proof. We tested with blood, foods, dyes and grease etc. but length of time and treatment of the surface could effect the stain resistance. Its best to wash your PawMat at the end of each day or at least wipe it down. (How-To Video on Facebook)
PawMat ia made of a patented material that is used for medical equipment and children’s toys however because this material can both be molded into a hard or soft substance we must understand that heat will effect it or could change its unique properties. For this reason we do not recommend it be used with any type of dryer that puts off heat. In addition if you use your PawMat in the bath tub you never want to use hot water for an extended period of time.
We do not recommend using your PawMat for cats if you do not want it damaged beyond normal wear and tear or surface scratches. The material is very comfortable and cats love it but their nails can tear through it like a razor.
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