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Polypropylene ( PP ) plastic pans. Durable and long lasting. Easy to clean. Best quality pans available. Compare to the lesser quality ABS plastic pan. The GoGo Replacement Dog Crate Pans will fit most other Metal Wire Crates. High Quality...

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Dimensions: Size M: 27"L x 20"W x 18" H Weight: Color: Grey & Tan Material: Plastic & Steel Recommendation: Adult Cat, Dogs of 30 - 40 lbs Description: Now you and your pet can travel in style with the Favorite Kennel pet carrier. This easy-care...

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Dimensions: Size M: 24"L x 14"W x 13" H Weight: Size M: 7 lbs Color: Grey & Tan Material: Plastic & Steel Recommendation: Adult Cat, Beagle, Bichon Frise, Chihuahua, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Kitten, Llasa Apso, Maltese, Miniature Poodle, Parson...

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Cheap dog crates can do more than save you money - they may actually kill or injure your dog. Poorly constructed metal and plastic crates cause over 100 dog deaths every year due to cuts, infections and even strangulation. Before you waste your money and possibly your dog's life on a cheap crate, keep reading.

Not Air Certified

There's a reason most cheap dog crates aren't cleared for air travel - they're unsafe and not suited for air travel conditions. Typically, most air crates need to be easily opened and closed from the outside and provide the animal with enough ventilation and protection.

More important, a good carrier needs to be made from heavy-duty plastic. Last year, over 5 dogs were hurt after cheap plastic dog crates cracked because of pressure changes. The cracked and chipped plastic either cut or hit the animals. Obviously, their injuries were not noticed or treated until well after the plane landed.

Too Collapsible

Stay away from low-quality, wire crates that are collapsible. Numerous consumers have complained these crates do not hold up and can simply collapse on the animal without warning - a scenario that can be deadly for small puppies. While adult dogs typically won't be severely injured by a collapsed crate, being trapped for possibly hours is stressful and causes anxiety.

Not Enough Ventilation

Cheap dog crates that are made from plastic or fabric tend to not offer enough ventilation for your animal, making them feel trapped and as though they're not getting enough air. Several years ago, dogs in a California kennel were found dead after being kept in cheap, plastic kennels that were too small. The dogs suffocated.

Aside from asphyxiation, the other danger connected to poor ventilation in fabric or plastic dog cases is over-heating. A dog trapped inside a cheap crate for hours on a hot summer day can become dangerously dehydrated.

Buying a Good Crate

When buying a crate, look for one that's made from good materials, is big enough for your dog, has enough ventilation and is easily opened from the outside. If you purchase a wire crate, be sure to buy a crate mate to fit on the bottom.

Other Safety Considerations

Regardless of whether you're buying top-of-the-line or cheap dog crates, there are other safety factors to consider. For example, never put your dog in a crate while it's wearing a collar, as the collar can easily become caught on the wire. Also, always leave water and toys inside the crate and never, ever leave a dog alone or crated for more than 5 consecutive hours.

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Your Large Dog Kennel prayers have been answered with the Duplex Wood Dog Houses. Spacious enough for two large dogs, or just one extra-large dog, this large dog bed is not only practical but also affordable. Each duplex house comes with a...

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Marchioro Perla 2 Bed for Pets is a unique plastic, oval shaped bed that dips down in the front for easy access. It also has slits in the bottom for ventilation and non-skid feet. Can be used inside or outside. Slits in the bottom keep water or...

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Just as you relish having your own room where you can enjoy a moment of solace, your dog likes having its own room, too. Dogs still retain a few of their ancient characteristics, and would love to have some kind of a den a little, cozy place of their own. Some people may have an aversion to dog crates, since they believe that its much of a cage. However, dog crates offer a superlative home for your dog where it can feel safe and secure.

Dog crates come in a variety of styles and materials and choosing the best for your dog can often be a bewildering experience. It pays to shop around, since some dog crates are more robust than others. The most prevalent type of dog crates are those made of plastic or heavy welded steel wires. Plastic dog crates are lightweight, portable, and are easily dismantled for travel or storage. On the other hand, steel wire crates are not that flexible but still offer better ventilation relative to the plastic version. The material and style of the dog crate should be durable enough to resist chewing.

A crucial aspect to consider while buying a dog crate is its size. A dog crate should be large enough for the dog to stand, turn around and lie down with ease. Your dog should be able to stretch out on its side and sleep comfortably. Moreover, if you own a growing puppy, it is recommended that you purchase a dog crate with dividers. This way you could expand the crate size as your puppy grows.

A good quality dog crate for a medium to large dog can cost anywhere between $50 and $125. A durable dog crate will last throughout your dogs life. Moreover, it will certainly save you from an awful lot of dog trouble damaged furniture, carpets and other belongings.

Just check through ads in popular dog websites in order to find a few genuine companies that offer great pet products. Buy that durable and comfy dog crate, thereby providing a haven in your home for your dog.

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The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Embossed Non-Tip Pet Bowl's unique design will add color to your pet's meal every day. The stainless steel bowl is tastefully embossed with paws and bones. Available in a multitude of colors, the bowl is powder...

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Easy snap together assemble, no tools required. Attractive, safe, easy-to-assemble dwelling for your dog to call homeDurable resin construction with crowned floorFor dogs up to 70 poundsEasy snap-together assemblyIncludes vinyl...

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