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Old 03-30-2007, 01:23 PM
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Default Keeping a new litter warm

Experienced breeders - What is your favorite method to keep a litter warm and prevent chilling. I have microwaveable heating discs , but am starting to think I'll need better methods. I am thinking about an actual heating pad, but have heard horror stories about cooking puppies, I am also thinking about a heating lamp. Anyway, what do you use and do to prevent chilling of your litters?
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:33 PM
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my boss had heat lamps that were installed no wiring accessable to the puppys, always and an area where they could get away from it too. They weren't a high wattage, just enough to keep your hands warm. I wish i had a pic of our young pup area but i don't.

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Old 03-30-2007, 06:30 PM
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I used a heating pad in a box for pups as others were being whelped ....but not in pen . I never used lights but did cover the pen to keep out drafts. Golden pups were all around a lb and healthy and Mom's head was fine . Really depends on where they are and time of the year . I prefered not to keep things warm enough for Mom to pant .The pups moving to warm areas is stimulating to them too . This was for Goldens !!! Not small fragile breeds !
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