I began crating him at night because he had round worm (and gave it to the dog) when we adopted him at 4 months of age. He had a litter box and water. I watched him during the day but couldn't be sure how high he was learning to jump at night and didn't want him wandering around the house with ringworm.
They are crated from 9 or 10 until 6:30.
After the 8 weeks he was allowed to roam but at night he often went into his crate anyway. We just kept up his routine, believing it was a way to keep him from waking the children at night and prevent loud annoying begging (and scratching at the door) in the morning for food. He seems perfectly happy to go in every night and is quiet the entire time. He doesn't try to 'escape'.
No I haven't provided water because I thougth that cruel to give him something that would make him want to urinate but not provide a place to urinate.
Hence my writing to day. Is this bad for him or just uncomfortable. Our dog is crated separately at night with no water or place to go. I never knew if it's the same for a dog.
Is this bad for either of them without water???