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Whelping box - Step by step guide

Online Catalogue |  Whelping box - Step by step guide

Petnap Whelping Box

Petnap manufacture and sell a range of disposable and plastic whelping box, to suit all breeds of dog. Our whelping boxes all come with puppy rails as standard and can be put to use pretty much instantly with no messing unlike boxes that come in millions of pieces. Our plastic whelping box has huge advantages over the likes of wooden and PVC whelping boxes as they are the most hygienic, easiest to clean and require next to no assembly.

Petnap has a range of 5 different size whelping boxes, purpose made from a strong corrugated cardboard they are the perfect whelping box for one time breeders. Disposable whelping boxes are very popular because they are cheap easy to dispose of in the recycling and avoid cross contamination between litters. They range from 24" square up to 48" square the height of each whelping box is half the width, i.e. if you select a 30" square box the height will be 15".

Whelping Box Selection Guide

The following is a step by step selection guide which will guide you through the process of selecting the correct whelping box, with the appropriate range of accessories for your needs The prices shown are net of VAT. Carriage is added depending on the overall weight of the order but is limited to £8.00 plus VAT (mainland UK only - for Highlands/Islands/Northern Ireland/Europe/BFPO and beyond 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)

UK Delivery time is 2 working days approx

STEP 1 Select a whelping box


STEP 1 Select a whelping box

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Selection
Select Size

All our whelping boxes now include wooden puppy rails as standard
The best way to be sure of the right size of whelping box is to measure the mum-to-be from nose to base of tail. Add 4 inches to this if you are going to use puppy rails, and then select a whelping box that will allow her to lay flat along one side.

For products you may require after the birth, CLICK HERE or go the the next shop page

STEP 2 Add a Pet Fleece lining


STEP 2 Add a Pet Fleece lining

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Select Size

The fleece bedding is machine washable, pre cut to fit the whelping box and designed to allow fluids to drain through the matting to provide a comfortable, clean and hygienic padding for the bitch and her litter of pups. Remember to put in lots of newpaper or absorbent pads under the vet fleece to absorb fluids. (Absorbent pads are available further down this page: step 5)

STEP 3 Add Petnap Heat Pad


STEP 3 Add Petnap Heat Pad

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Select Size

In their early days of life a newborn puppy is totally dependant on warmth being provided for it. One common cause for premature deaths is hypothermia. There are a number of forms of heating available but we recommend using a heat pad in your whelping box as these are low wattage and so low cost to run and provide warmth where it is needed (under the pups) rather than heating the atmosphere. We have three sizes available and all are listed complete with a fleece cover. We suggest these are used on top of vet fleece, not under it. No more than half of the whelping box floor should be heated. These are vinyl pads and so not suitable for pets that chew, if you would prefer metal pads then please follow this Link
Please select a size from the drop down menu below. Spare covers are available in the "Pet heat Pads" section of the shop

STEP 4 Absorbent pads


STEP 4 Absorbent pads

Quantity: 

Select Size.

23" x 29" (730mm x 580mm) Absorbent Pads:
These pads are inexpensive and very absorbent.They are made from a paper pulp material so do not contain harmful chemical crystals. Now would be a good time to add these to your order as we pack them with the whelping box so when ordered with a box there is no additional carriage to pay.
For products you may require after the birth, or go the the next shop page

STEP 5 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 products you may require after the birth, CLICK HERE or go the the next shop page


**Please note the scales in this kit may vary!!

STEP 6 Bitch Supplement Kit


STEP 6 Bitch Supplement Kit


Price: 15.63 (18.76 Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity: 

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 7 Whelping Supplement Kit


Price: 23.84 (28.61 Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity: 

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

Click below for more information

STEP 8 - 12 Trixie Fabric Puppy ID Bands


STEP 8 - 12 Trixie Fabric Puppy ID Bands

Quantity: 

Select Size

12 Trixie Fabric ID bands (in 12 colours)
The trixie bands come in 2 sizes M-L (22-35cm) or S-M (17-25cm)

STEP 9 Puppy Pens

Quantity: 

Select Size

Helps Keep puppies safe whilst unattended.
Folds down and sets up in seconds.
Safe and secure slide bolt latch on door for your dogs safety.
Secure and priced for value.
Finished in gold Zinc for easier cleaning and anti rust.
Solid and Safe for your Pet.
Ideal for breeders.
Made to ISO9001 2000 standards for Quality Assurance.
Our puppy pens can be set to various different shapes.

STEP 10 Puppy Feeders

Quantity: 

Select Size


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 11 Whelper Helper PDF


STEP 11 Whelper Helper PDF


Price: 2.50 (3.00 Including VAT at 20%)

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The ideal add-on to your whelping box order.This is a 20 page document which contains general advice on whelping and puppy CPR complete with Cycle Chart, Puppy Birth Record sheet, Litter Weight Record sheet, 63-day Perpetual Whelping Chart, 5-Generation Pedigree Form, Puppy Health Record, Puppy Application Form and Puppy Sales Contract.
FOR FULL RANGE OF DOG, PUPPY, CAT AND KITTEN FOODS, CLICK HERE

Once ordered we will email you the PDF so that you can print it out as requried. If not received within 24 hours please check your spam email. It will be sent from sales@petnap.co.uk

(A Disc containing this information is included in our whelping kit)

Online Catalogue |  Whelping box - Step by step guide