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.
When your bitch is pregnant, it’s very important to be prepared for her whelping – (Whelping is the term used for when she gives birth) to reduce the chance of problems. You should call your vet for advice immediately if your dog is having trouble giving birth or has been straining for a period of 20+ […]
A whelping box, also known as a birthing box, whelping pen and nesting box is used in order to protect puppies after the whelping process has taken place and during the early stages of life when they are most vulnerable. The whelping box keeps them safely contained away from the chill, most whelping boxes also contain rails or poles […]
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 […]
Whelping Box – We went down the DIY route at the start as we couldn’t find anything online to suit our budget-this was our first mistake it sounds very straight forward making a whelping box from wood etc but by the time we actually finished buying all the wood and screws etc we definitely could […]
Petnap have recently invested in an external blogging platform to keep customers up todate with all the latest products and developments in the world of whelping. The new blog will feature content and information relating to Petnap Products, so whether your just starting out or have been breeding for a while there is plenty of […]
Whelping Kit You will need important Whelping supplies to be ready if anything happens while your dam is giving birth. A good whelping supply list must be complete although there is a very slim chance for you to use it; you should actually wish not to use it. Yet, your whelping supplies have to be […]
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