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    Metal crate pan vs. ABS?

    Hi there,
    I'm looking to buy my puppy, Chewy, a new crate and I'm having a hard time deciding between a metal pan and ABS. Currently, the Chewy is in my other dog, Bella's, old crate, which has no pan because Bella had eaten the ABS pan when she was a puppy. Which is my concern with buying another ABS crate pan for this puppy. Bella has a ABS one now, but she is an adult and no longer chews. My concern with a metal pan is that it will rust over time.
    Anyone owned both? What was your preference? Thanks.

    *EDIT:
    While I'm at it, I might as well ask this too: Chewy's dad was a GSD mix and his mom was a Collie (and I'm thinking Husky) mix. He's 7 weeks and 8lbs. I'm looking at a 48" crate, because that's what those breeds are recommended for (it also says 90lbs+), but when I look up GSD, Collie, or Husky pups at his age, they seem to be 2-3lbs+ bigger than him and I can't imagine him topping out at 90lbs or more? Think I should go with the 48" to be safe?

    Oh and here's the two of them:
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    Re: Metal crate pan vs. ABS?

    Awwwe ... They are adorable!

    I have a large crate for a 65 pound Dobie/Rott and that is plenty big! She is also tall ... and still has enough room to turn around and lay down in it. I don't have the measurments anymore ..... sorry. I just know that 2 of my crates are just "Large" .... made by Remington and the other I-Crate.

    I have a medium crate and it is too small for her but good for my 12 pound and 20 pound dogs.

    Mine all have plastic trays. I don't like metal personally ... too cold and hard. If your dogs don't chew I would think the plastic tray would be good. That is pretty much a personal preference though.

    Maybe get a Kong for the pup! They make the cutest pacifier for puppies too! This will keep the pup busy chewing the proper things.
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    Re: Metal crate pan vs. ABS?

    Pups chew what I would do is get that ick stuff and spray then get a pet bed and when u crate leave n toys some things he can chew and just keep a ear for it so u can corect as soon as it happens
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    Re: Metal crate pan vs. ABS?

    Most metal trays are either galvanised or powdercoated so corrosion wont be to much of an issue in the short term.

    Metal trays can be noiser than the plastic ones but if you put a high density foam rubber mattress down this and the cold metal will not be an issue.

    At the end of the day it is down to personal choice, and I would choose metal.
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    Re: Metal crate pan vs. ABS?

    Our Lab mix has a metal crate pan because that's how it came. Since it's been so hot here, I've noticed he's scrunched up his bed and blanket into a corner and is laying on the metal. I guess because it's cooler? He's a big chewer so kinda glad it's metal.

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