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Plastic or glass?

So Leo's new trick is using his cute, fluffy little paw to tip over his water bowl anytime he wants attention. I am thinking about trying a Lixit water bottle. They come in plastic or glass. Any thoughts on which I should try?


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I heard the Lixit bottles are great. I would personally purchase glass, I am not too fond of anything plastic to consume food or water out of.
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Thanks guys! Glass it is. . Just placed an order for a Lixit glass water bottle. Suggestions on how to get Leo interested in transitioning from the bowl to the water bottle?



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Canela has been drinking from a bowl for over a year now. I just switch her over to the Lixit bottle. I have a small one in her crate and bigger one in the kitchen. I used peanut butter or honey on the spout. She took to it pretty quickly. Plus, every time I saw her walking to water bowl, I called her over to the Lixit and if she drank from it or even touch the drinking tube I gave her one of her favorite treats. Now, she does it on her own and without getting treats. Both, Canela and Vino occasionally still drink from the bowl but only because it still there for the big dogs. I actually told my husband today, I wonder if Canela using it because she doesn’t want her hair to get wet or she likes the idea of having her "own" water or is it the treats…

Just out of curiosity, where are you buying the glass Lixit bottles from? I have plastic ones.
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Oh no... Now another thing to go research and buy. I'm going to be poor(er) before all is said and done!

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Canela has been drinking from a bowl for over a year now. I just switch her over to the Lixit bottle. I have a small one in her crate and bigger one in the kitchen. I used peanut butter or honey on the spout. She took to it pretty quickly. Plus, every time I saw her walking to water bowl, I called her over to the Lixit and if she drank from it or even touch the drinking tube I gave her one of her favorite treats. Now, she does it on her own and without getting treats. Both, Canela and Vino occasionally still drink from the bowl but only because it still there for the big dogs. I actually told my husband today, I wonder if Canela using it because she doesn’t want her hair to get wet or she likes the idea of having her "own" water or is it the treats…

Just out of curiosity, where are you buying the glass Lixit bottles from? I have plastic ones.
Good suggestions for the transition. I ordered the glass Lixit from Amazon. I will also have the large drinking fountain down for the big dogs. Leo will take a drink from it then turn to me to wipe his beard. Hehe! But the water bottles will be in his Expens - at home and at work.


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Oh no... Now another thing to go research and buy. I'm going to be poor(er) before all is said and done!
So true! Between grooming supplies, containment, leashes/harnesses, toys, food/treats, etc., I know I've spent as much on Leo's stuff as on Leo. However, someday if a second Hav should enter our lives it should be somewhat less expensive.


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Update: the glass Lixit bottles arrived from Amazon yesterday. We installed one on his Expen at home and the other at the office. I put a dab of honey on the spout and Leo licked it off, repeat, repeat, and then going to the bottle for water. We did place a mat under the spout to catch any drips and there are some but not too many. I think this will work nicely and Leo can no longer soak the floor by turning his water dish over!


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We use heavy glazed ceramic water bowls with straight sides that would take a lot of work to turn over, if even possible.
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