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Reusable Plastic - Whelping box

Step by step selection guide

Our reusable plastic whelping box comes in two colours white or blue (other colours available on large orders) The whelping box sizes range are 24"sq, 30"sq and 36"sq all of which are 12" in height. Larger boxes from Petnap are not currently available. If you're planning to have more than one litter with your bitch this whelping box would be perfect. Our birthing boxes as they are also known have many advantages over others available on the market, they are one piece there is no corners or joins to break or for bacteria to breed in they are very robust and can withstand a life time of abuse unlike PVC and wooden boxes. Every corner and edge is rounded for perfect cleaning and disinfecting you will not find a PVC or wooden whelping box that can be cleaned as well and as easy as these.


The following is a step by step selection guide which will guide you through the process of selecting the right whelping box and the appropriate range of accessories for your needs.
(For Highlands/Islands/Northern Ireland/BFPO/Europe please contact us on 01256 855120 for pricing before placing your order. This includes but is not limited to AB31-38, AB40-56, HS, IV, KA27-28, KW, PA21-78, PH4-50, ZE, BT, GY, JE, IM, TR21-25, PO 30 UPWARDS).

PLEASE NOTE - orders for multiple re-useable whelping boxes will incur a £7.00 plus vat delivery charge per box due to the size of the item.

STEP A Choose the right size of whelping box


STEP A Choose the right size of whelping box

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Select Size

The boxes are all 12" tall, the height of the opening is 6" on the 24", 6.5" on the 30" and 7" on the 36"
All sizes are complete with puppy rails
The advice we give when selecting the correct size box is to measure the bitch from nose to base of tail add several inches for poles and free room and then go for the next size box up. (This is advice only and is ultimately down to the customer to select the correct size)
For post birth items, CLICK HERE or visit our next page

STEP B Adding Pet Fleece


STEP B Adding Pet Fleece

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Pet fleece can be machine washed. It is sold in white and has a green backing. The fleece will allow urine etc to pass through the fleece, stopping the upper surface from becoming saturated. Ideally abosrbent pads should then be placed under the fleece where they can collect the fluids.
For post birth items, CLICK HERE or visit our next page

STEP C Select a Heat Pad


STEP C Select a Heat Pad

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Newborn puppies are very vulnerable to chills in their first few days as they cannot control their own body temperature and reply on the bitch for heat or a secondary heat source such as a heat mat. We have always preferred to use heat mats rather than heat lamps, as they provide the heat underneath the pups, where its needed, rather than risking overheating the bitch. (Not to mention that fact that heat lamps are very expensive to run, consuming up to 10x the electricity consumed by a heat pad)

The heat pad is best used on the surface of the pet fleece, rather than under it. Only up to 1/2 of the floor of the box needs to be heated, again, to avoid the bitch not being able to get away from the warmth when she needs to cool down. These are plastic / vinyl pads & are not going to be suitable for animals that chew. Please click this llink for our metal chew proof pads Link Spare covers available
Please select your heat pad size from size choices below.

STEP D Absorbent puppy pads


STEP D Absorbent puppy pads

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23 inches x 29 inches or 730 mm x 580 mm Absorbent Puppy Pads:
Our puppy pads are super absorbent, and a large size. They're made with natural pulp fibre and do not use harmfull chemicals or silica crystals.
For post birth items, CLICK HERE or visit our next page

STEP E Whelping kit


Price: 38.00 (45.60 Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity: 

Whether this is your first whelp or you are a seasoned professional you are going to need a host of items ranging from forceps to stethoscopes. In our experience, over 30 different items are likely to be needed!!. Unfortunately these are supplied by some 20+ different suppliers. We have sourced all these items for you and by buying in bulk have assembled them together into a competitively priced well appointed kit. See the "more information" link for a full content description.
For post birth items, CLICK HERE or visit our next pagee

STEP F Bitch Supplement Kit


Price: 15.95 (19.14 Including VAT at 20%)

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Easy Whelp
Sufficient for one whelp, "Easy Whelp" is a feed supplement which aids normal whelping and lactation in bitches, and increases puppy viability.
This tub is a complete 20 day course, 10 days before and 10 days after whelping

250ml of Raspberry Leaf
Complimentary feeding for Dogs, Cats and other small pets
Liquid traditionally used for pregnant bitches in order to facilitate a successful whelping

(Both items are available seperately in in Whelping Kit and Essential section of this site)

STEP F Easywelp


Price: 10.80 (12.96 Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity: 

Easy Whelp
Easywhelp feed supplement. Enough for 1 whelp, An aid to normal whelping & bitch lactation. Also improves puppy viability.
20 day course, use 10 days before & 10 days after the whelping

STEP G Whelping Supplement Kit


Price: 23.84 (28.61 Including VAT at 20%)

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Herbal & Homeopathic Whelping Supplement Pack:
Consists of:
Raspberry Leaf tablets
Wheatgerm Oil capsule
Caulophyllum 30C
Urtica Urens 30C

Click below for more information.

STEP H- 12 Trixie Puppy fabric ID Bands

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12 ID bands 12 colours)
2 Sizes available; M-L (22-35cm) or S-M (17-25cm)

STEP I Puppy Pen

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Easy set up and break down
door with slide bolt latch
Our pens could be built in various different configurations and shapes.

STEP J Puppy Feeders

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Each feeder comes complete with 6 bowls and a detachable handle for easy storage
For medium and small breeds the MINI feeder measures: 14 cm x 56 cm x 32 cm 3 kgs Black
For large breeds the MAXI feeder measures: 17 cm x 70 cm x 40 cm 3.5Kgs Grey

STEP K Whelper Helper PDF


STEP K Whelper Helper PDF


Price: 2.50 (3.00 Including VAT at 20%)

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A 20 + page PDF with detailed whelping, puppy CPR, Cycle Chart, Birth Record sheets, Weight Records, 63 day Whelping Chart, Five generation Ped Form, Health Record, Application Form & Sales Contract. A great add-on to any whelping box purchase

having ordered the PDF we email it to you so you for printing as often as required.

(A Disc with this info is also included with our whelping kits)