We woke up to frantic whining from Dante. When we got up to check on him, he had wrapped the ring from the crate water bowl around his head and was stuck. Luckily, there was at least an inch of room when it was around his throat, but was too small to pull back over his head with the skin, ears, etc... My wonderful husband got it off in 10 minutes (cutting) and there is no swelling or bruising, and he's fine now. But I will NEVER use a metal ring/water dish combo again. I've never had this experience happen, and hope nobody else does either. Luckily we had been home. The offending ring.