To create the yoga mat food/water bowl mat, just take an old mat and cut into a dog bone shape large enough to hold the water and food bowls for your pet. Place the mat on the floor and the bowls on top.
When you need to clean the mat, you have a few natural options. First, you can spray with white vinegar and wipe clean. Another option, is to fill a bathtub with warm soapy water (Castile soap is perfect), soak the mat in the soapy water for about twenty minutes and then hang outside to dry OR hand over your shower rod until completely dry.
Yoga mats can help with more than just collecting excess water from your dog's bowl, they also keep food and water bowls from sliding. Yoga mats are perfect to put inside crates and across the seats of the car. Mats work well under crates to stop them from scratching the floor as well as inside for a comfy surface to relax on. In the car, the mats help give your dog traction for getting in and out and keep your seats protected from your dog's nails, slobber, and dirt. If you have several old mats, consider donating them to your local pet shelter or check out these other ways to upcycle old yoga mats.