My cats make such a mess when they eat! But now with their new Neater Feeder, there is no more mess to pick up, and what I really love is that the water stays off the floor even if they run into the feeding bin. You can see from the image above the difference in the sizes of feeding bins. With the smaller feeders I was sweeping and moping up the floor multiple times everyday, and their water bowl, which is not showing, was always upside down from them playing and knocking it over. Now if they spill the water or knock the food out of the dish, it's all collected within the feeder.