A couple weeks ago Iris almost lost her eye on the prongs that are used to close the gate on the varikennel. It was a freak accident that happened while she was turning around quickly and she got the prong caught in her eye socket. She nearly tipped the whole crate over. Needless to say i was mortified. We had the vet look at her and she is fine . She had a swollen eye for a few days and that was the extent of it ,thankfully. We had been leaving the gate open since she likes going in and out of the crate at will during the day for her naps. We now fold a bath towel over the gate while it is open to prevent this from happening again. I just wanted to put this out there so that someone else might not have this happen to them.