I cannot think of a way to talk with her. The dogs are in danger so you have a choice, save the animals by reporting the abuse or watch them die, really simple, you know what to do.
"Listen, I understand that you are worried about your dogs' safety and you don't want them to chew their bowls and hurt themselves. But I'm pretty concerned about the safety of their health from not having water for long periods of time. It can cause dehydration and kidney issues. I would like to buy you some quality stainless steel water bowls so that both you, me, and the dogs can reach a happy ending. You're my friend and I want to do that for you."
If she still doesn't comply, do what's right and call the authorities. Keeping a dog away from water for a long time over and over will have harmful effects on the animals' health, and you wouldn't want to condone that.
I hope it helps. :)
When they came home I would suggest as the dogs lay their all dead maybe a tad bit of water would not have been such a bad idea
trust no one with things you love if you do then you are the fool
Easiest thing is probably just to convince her to have someone check on them in the middle of the day. Being left alone for 6 hours would at least be an improvement, especially if they have time to give them a walk. Ask her if there's anyone who'd be willing to do that; if she can't afford to pay them, a friend might do it, maybe someone who can't keep a dog themselves?
She should really get them trained to the point she can leave them out of the crate, but I don't know how you can convince her of that if she's being so stubborn.
A side effect of getting someone to check on them is, if they're a dog-lover themselves, she'll have a second person to tell her she's not treating them right.
Do you know her brother? You could talk to him about it, but if you don't know him yourself it would probably annoy her that you were going behind her back. It's tough to know what to do in a situation like this, it's like telling someone how to raise their kids.
Do you find yourself bringing up this subject every time you talk to her? If so it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a bit, maybe she'd take it in better if you leave it alone.
Give your dogs water or I will climb the fence and do it for you , you are not fit to have dogs you lazy man.
You should just offer to go walk them. Lots of people don't put water in the dog crates because they have no way to get out and pee.
That's pretty normal for crated animals. Many people leave their dogs in crates the entire time they are at work...and don't leave water. I don't think the dogs like it....but it's pretty common.
Depends on the vet I imagine ....
I wouldn't worry about risking my friendship with such a person. I would end my friendship with any person that would choose to mistreat or otherwise fail to care for an animal. There would be no questions nor any hesitation in doing so.
Well, if she's that concerned about how animals in general are treated, she should understand that any animal must have access to fresh water. It's that simple. If she can't understand such a simple concept, then I'd question whether she truly has the dogs' best interests in mind.
In some jurisdictions, it's illegal to not allow an animal access to fresh water and food. By placing those dogs in that crate and not putting water in the crate with that dog, it could be considered a form of animal abuse because the dog does not have ready access to the water. That's how I would approach that situation.
Basically, yes. If the dogs were in danger, I personally wouldn't hesitate to drop the friendship and report her in a heartbeat.