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
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.
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.