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I have yet another question! Can you tell I'm in full-on nesting mode?

I was thinking a Lixit bottle would be a good idea for us. First of all, Lulah has white hair around her mouth, so I thought this might help lessen any staining. Secondly, we have 7 and 8 year old boys...and I'm picturing them accidentally kicking/stepping in/knocking over any water bowls we may have for Lulah on the floor!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I can find a glass Lixit here in Ottawa. Is the plastic bottle still okay for her? Also, what size would be best? It's kind of difficult to figure out which to go with!

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Hi everyone!

I have yet another question! Can you tell I'm in full-on nesting mode?

I was thinking a Lixit bottle would be a good idea for us. First of all, Lulah has white hair around her mouth, so I thought this might help lessen any staining. Secondly, we have 7 and 8 year old boys...and I'm picturing them accidentally kicking/stepping in/knocking over any water bowls we may have for Lulah on the floor!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I can find a glass Lixit here in Ottawa. Is the plastic bottle still okay for her? Also, what size would be best? It's kind of difficult to figure out which to go with!

Thanks so much!
I would prefer glass too, but, honestly, I haven't been able to find a glass one. So Kodi drinks out of a plastic one… I just dump it and refill regularly, so that, hopefully it minimizes any chemicals it picks up.


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I would prefer glass too, but, honestly, I haven't been able to find a glass one. So Kodi drinks out of a plastic one… I just dump it and refill regularly, so that, hopefully it minimizes any chemicals it picks up.
Thanks...that makes me feel better! I can get a plastic one easily!

What size is the one you use for Kodi?

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Does the lixit-type bottle help with staining and does the pup take pretty easily to it?
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Thanks...that makes me feel better! I can get a plastic one easily!

What size is the one you use for Kodi?
I have to admit, I have this ridiculously expensive, beautiful, hand made wooden water bottle and food dish holder that I got on line, and I got the bottle with it. Not sure the size, but it's pretty big... One liter, maybe?


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Does the lixit-type bottle help with staining and does the pup take pretty easily to it?
Kodi had been raised with one, so knew exactly how to use it. I've heard other people say they've trained their pups to it by putting a dab of peanut butter on the end of the tube until the pup gets the hang of it.

Can't say much about staining... i have a black faced dog!!!


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Kodi had been raised with one, so knew exactly how to use it. I've heard other people say they've trained their pups to it by putting a dab of peanut butter on the end of the tube until the pup gets the hang of it.
Yea, that's what I figured I would do. If they are thirsty enough, they will figure it out!
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Also, do they leak and drip all over the floor under them? Here is what you are looking for I think:

http://www.amazon.com/Lixit-Glass-Wa...ottle+for+dogs
The glass ones I've seen other dog people using were screw top, not rubber stoppers. Not sure how these would work. I remember the rubber stoppers were a PITA when i was a kid and had hamsters. The hamsters chewed them, so i suspect puppies would, and they also leaked.

My plastic one leaks only for a few drops right after you fill it. But there is also a drip tray built into my holder, so it doesn't get on the floor anyway. Also, no matter how much a bottle leaks, it's not as drippy as the face of a long haired dog drinking out of a bowl!!!


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Yea, that's what I figured I would do. If they are thirsty enough, they will figure it out!
I wouldn't count on that... It doesn't take long to dehydrate a small puppy. Use something to attract the pup to the bottle until they show that they are doing it independently.


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