The whelping box, known by many other names such as a nesting box, birthing box, whelping pen etc, is designed to help protect puppies at birth (whelping) and early the early days of life by keeping them safely contained inside the whelping box, it helps protect them from the cold, and safe from the danger […]
Petnap’s vinyl pet heat pads are ideal for new born pups and kittens and also nice for the older pets to lay on especially when they suffer with aches, pains and feel the cold. They provide much more consistent heat and is more robust than other heating mats you will come across.
If you have a pet, you are a breeder of cats or dogs or you work in a veterinary practice there is often a need to provide extra warmth for your animals
It is a well-known fact that pets love the warmth! If you have a conservatory you will know first-hand that any cat or dog loves to get in there on a sunny day and bask in the sun, similarly if you have an area of your house which the light falls on and creates a lovely warm patch of carpet
Joint issues such as arthritis and rehabilitation from injury are an exceptionally common occurrence in pets. As the cat or dog ages, degeneration to the capsule will occur which hold the adjacent bones together caused by general wear and tear to the joint.
Whether you are breeding your first litter or you are a professional breeder – as you approach the date your bitch is due to whelp you will be excited, anxious and vigilant! If you are planning to breed from your dog it is recommended to wait until they are a minimum of two years of age.
Breeding a litter can take a range of routes – it can be very straightforward, it can have small complications or on occasion it can require veterinary intervention. Generally if you are planning to breed from your bitch it is recommended that you have a good understanding of the breeding process, rearing puppies and can financially cope in the case of added costs
If you are breeding a litter this year, whether it is your first or you are a breeder, you will want to be prepared for the birth of the pups! Investing in a range of products and accessories that you may need to rely upon around the time of whelping can save time and panic when the time comes for your bitch to give birth.
Petnap hold a whelping box sale all year round, so anytime is a great time to purchase yours. Our website is set up so that all the important whelping items can be purchased in easy set by step guide.
Although puppy and kitten season is still a few weeks away, there is never a better time to get ready. Having all the supplies that you could possibly need ready in advance can save time and panic when the time comes for your queen or bitch to give birth.