You're probably expecting this review to be about the perfect DOG bowl, but you're wrong. I'm a servant to two hellion cats who like to get into EVERYTHING! They will knock absolutely anything over, including their food & water bowls. I'll come home from a long day at work to cat food spread out all over the kitchen floor & the water bowl tipped over, but the water already dried up on the tile! Well guess what? That has finally ALL come to an end! This is a silicone mat, meaning it DOES NOT slide around at all. The mat has a special place for the metal bowl included with it, and the hard food side is to help your pet slow down on eating. I noticed one of my cats eating their hard food too fast, so that's when I finally decided to give this a try. I COULD NOT be more satisfied. NO more spills. & if a little food or water does make its way outside of the bowls, it will fall in the mat! I seriously recommend!