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Whelping box bedding ?

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by Mickeyg, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Mickeyg

    Mickeyg Top Dog

    What's the best thing to use for indoors I don't really want straw all over my house lol

    has any one heard of something called "vet bed" its like a carpet for dogs supposed to be easy to wash and dry but I would like to hear some others advise.

    also if u have built ur own whelp box would be good to see as am building one at the weekend I could use some ideas u see more people just using cages

    Cheers mick
     
  2. hempjocsorrlby

    hempjocsorrlby Big Dog

    Go get some pine chip bedding, cedar chips cost just a little more but it keeps away the flys, but that's just what I do yaknow. Keepem all
     
  3. Bmf_bt

    Bmf_bt Big Dog

    Just use towels and make sure to change em and wash em often if you dont want chips or straw all over your house. Vet beds are basically thick towels for 10-20 times the price of a cheap ass towel.
     
  4. BoogiemanBlood

    BoogiemanBlood Premium Member Premium Member

    I wouldn't use any chips until the dogs are at least 4 weeks old or so. They can get them in their mouth and choke on them. Then I would only use pine. Some studies have shown the oil in cedar chips is a neurotoxin to young puppies.

    This ^^^^^^^
     
  5. LivewireT

    LivewireT Big Dog

    shredded newspaper
     
  6. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    news paper without a doubt
     
  7. BullDawg

    BullDawg Big Dog

    agreed.
    i'm going with the above: towels or newspaper. with the towels, just be sure the pups don't get caught underneath them. dams can sometimes cover them and then unknowingly suffocate them.
     
  8. yerichoffpits

    yerichoffpits Big Dog

    in the first days i always use small towels and papers and on the bottom i always use pond foil, thats asy to cleen up
     
  9. Mickeyg

    Mickeyg Top Dog

    Cheers guys nice one got a lil bit of vet bed already so ill use that to start with and then some newspaper and towels after the vet bed gets wrecked
     
  10. Madusa

    Madusa CH Dog

    Use carpet, it is soft and easy to clean smalls messes off of. You can usually get remnants very cheaply and even free from a carpet installer. When it gets soiled just lift it out throw it away and put in another piece. I also have a circular blanket that was made to fit in a kiddie pool that can easily be thrown in the wash that works very well.
     
  11. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Big Dog

    I get throw rugs at lowes for $20 and for a 5' baby pool i can get 2 carpets out of it. I dont throw them away, i power wash them and scrub them with carpet cleaner and rinse good and leave them out to dry. They soak up urine and like madusa said u can clean messes off them well. I get a nice small fiber carpet so the sharp puppy nails dont get caught in them like velcro.
     
  12. I use reusable bed pads.
     
  13. stinkrock

    stinkrock Top Dog

    Shredded news paper is the way to go.
     
  14. Joe Black

    Joe Black Banned

    I live in an urban area and i use straw, i like the smell of it in my house LOL.
    My pups are always clean compared to those who use vetbeds, at least my pups don't play around in their own shit.
     
  15. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    I use straw too. Its easy to clean and keeps the pups warm. Once the pups are about 5 weeks old I don't use anything, just the linoleum floor of the whelping box. Works great for me.
     
  16. Mickeyg

    Mickeyg Top Dog

    Cheers lads

    Am thinking vetbed because I have got a nuff to have a few bits cut to size so every day can be changed and washed I do like the warmth of the straw but its in door and its next to radiator so pups will be warm a nuff and I have a lil daughter that will be trying to eat the straw or newspaper if its out the box for to long lol

    So u guys thing a real whelp box if the way to go to not a dog cage I think they need more room and that bumper round the box just in case of the dan squashing a pup
     
  17. redbill

    redbill Big Dog

    them dog cages are ok mikey if she just has 3 or 4 pups but any more then you need a bigger whelping box. vetbed in the house is perfectly fine. just change it everyday. ive used it many times. as the pups get bigger you need to change it more than onece a day.
     
  18. Lee D

    Lee D CH Dog

    thats what ive done in the past...no chance of a pup getting lost or twisted up in old towels, and you can drag a remnant out in the yard and wash it with a garden hose/dry it on the clothesline.
     
  19. Naustroms

    Naustroms CH Dog

    bath mats and/or straw
     

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