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Water bottle for crate?

Do any of you use a water bottle in the crate? The ones that hang with a spout w/ball & they lick it for water? Not sure what they're really called. Anyway, do any of you use these? I've used one previously with success, but not with a Hav. Recommendations? Or strongly opposed? Need opinions please. Getting our baby in a month.

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I saw someone post that they did in one of the threads.

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Do any of you use a water bottle in the crate? The ones that hang with a spout w/ball & they lick it for water? Not sure what they're really called. Anyway, do any of you use these? I've used one previously with success, but not with a Hav. Recommendations? Or strongly opposed? Need opinions please. Getting our baby in a month.

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Kodi has one in hi ex-pen/crate "sleeping room" all the time, and uses the water bottle often. Even during the day, when he has access to the water bowl in the kitchen, I'll here him using the water bottle in the pen.

Until now, I have used a bowl that bolts onto the front of his travel crate for shows. But he gets so wet from it that I just bought a bottle for that too. We'll see how it goes!


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We use a rabbit bottle attached to the Boos cage. He is only in there when we are out of the house, I think that he prefers it as he will go to his cage to use the bottle when he is free. He took to it immediately, just had to show his what it was. I prefer it because when he uses his bowl, his "beard" leaves water all over the floor....I wish I could find a good stand to hold his bottle for when he is out of the cage...
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Joey uses a water bottle in his crate too. I also leave a water bowl in the kitchen. When he's very thirsty he uses the bowl since he can drink water faster, but otherwise he prefers his bottle.
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I tried a water bottle for about a week. I bought a rabbit one. I switched back because the sisters were not drinking nearly as much water. I do think its a good idea to start your pup off with one because they may learn to use it better.

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I was hoping for positive feedback. Thanks! I sure agree that it will help with the beard sopping wet. And the drippage across the floor! I'll be sure to start her out on the bottle. Was successful w/previous Maltese.
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Trooper uses one. Took right to it. He had a small one to start, but then I had to buy a big one because it seemed like he wasn't getting enough water. The bigger size (not sure what oz size it is) is perfect. Keeps his face drier, and because it's drier, it's also cleaner because wet fur picks up dirt and food "dust" from his bowl. Of course, his face around the mouth is white, so it's really obvious when it's dirty.

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Mine don't have a water bowl, just bottles. They are the ones mentioned above attached to their x-pens which are open all day and they sleep in at night. Young ones sleep in a crate without water.
At the dog shows we use the larger Lixit that we got from Paws and Tails. They are in GA and had a booth at the last National too. I put a small (8 oz ) bottle of water on it. Works great. I hang onto the empties and refill them with distilled water, which I use at home, and throw away after 2 or three refills

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I don't see a need for a water bottle in Benny's crate. Maybe if he were left home alone for a significant amount of time I would feel differently, but right now, he's never in there for more than 3 hours.

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