Luckily my boys don't really use their paws when eating, unless the pieces are unusually large. We use white vinegar and water to rinse and if we feel that that's not enough, then We clean even more thoroughly with baby wipes. For the floors its the vin and water solution as well, then mop with the shark steamer every couple of days or so. My boys eat separately as stig usually finishes a lot sooner. Punks eats in the laundry room blocked with a baby gate, and stiggy in the kitchen since he learned quickly that he's not allowed to walk off with anything or his food will be taken away.