Someone on another forum warned that her dog's eyelid got caught on a bucket with the "U" type handle.
This is not the first time I've heard this, but I finally got my act together and am dumping my buckets with this type of handle.
This is the newer type of handle
I just ordered 1 of these for Seamus
and 3 of the flat sided buckets for the others
I'm not promoting PetEdge, just wanted to post a warning about the old style buckets.
♣ Laura ♣
Just curious. What do you do with the bucket in the crate?
I have these buckets:
CindersMyGirl, I use these buckets in crates when traveling for shows, or in foster dog's crates when they are too scared to drink out of the regular water bowl.
Laura, how did the eyelid get caught?
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Dani, not sure. The dog's eye must have gotten too close to the U part of the handle.
♣ Laura ♣
Thank goodness I only have the buckets with the handles that fit into those metal "boxes" on the sides. I didn't even realize it when I got them, but I have heard so many horror stories since about the "U" handles as well as some of the clips that hold ex-pens together. Now that I think about it, we used to have the same problems with our horses and their buckets. They always say that you can put a horse into a 20-acre pasture, and they will step on the one nail that is hidden in the dirt out there! (ie- accident prone) Sounds like labs are the same way.
I love my buckets- I use them in crates on the road as well as when a dog is no longer a little puppy but still not loose in the house for whatever reason. With Libby, I used them when she was on confinement due to surgery. With Monty, I like to keep a bit of water in his crate even though, at 10 months old, I don't trust him loose in the house yet. When we're home, the dogs drink out of those large non-slip steel bowls.
~Julie, Rogue, Monty, and Eddy~
"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." -Anon