Breeding or whelping your dog as its officially known can be a scary time and lots of though has to be put into it to ensure success.
A whelping box, also known as a birthing box, whelping pen and nesting box is used in order to protect the puppies after the whelping process is completed and during the early stages of life when they are most vulnerable. The whelping box keeps them safely contained away from the cold, most whelping boxes also contain rails or poles around […]
A whelping box is in short, a box of sort that is used for the bitch to give birth to her puppies in and is the puppies home for the first stage of their life. At around 7 weeks into pregnancy, we need to start thinking about the whelping box. Let’s have a look at […]
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 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 of […]
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
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.
The whelping (or labour) process for pets is an important and fundamental part of their lives and as such, it is essential to nurture them and ensure they are as comfortable as possible. At this time, the last thing you want is for your pet to be under any kind of distress, which is why you need to take measures to ensure they are as comfortable as possible.
The whelping process is a fundamental and highly important part of your pet’s life and as such, you need to ensure you are adequately prepared to deal with it when it happens.