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Old 07-31-2006, 12:06 PM
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Default What do you use on the floor of your whelping box?

Im curious to see what people use in thier whelping boxes.
At first I use large sheets. I then move on to shredded paper/news paper or puppy pads or sometimes even both.
What do you use?
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:09 PM
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Mine whelped on quilt and towels. Then to half the pen with quilt and rug / half spread out newspapers ..... for the duration of their puppy days with me.
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:11 PM
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I am *not* a breeder... but when I fostered a prego (looong time ago ) I used shredded newspaper and shredded paper towels - mostly shredded paper towels
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:21 PM
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When I raised foster litters, I did so outside and I used straw. Also used straw when raising a litter outside at Iditarod kennels I worked for. Haven't raised a litter inside yet so can't comment from experience there.
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:31 PM
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I tried to keep everything very clean as it helped in toilet training. I would think shredded paper or straw too hard to change 4 or 5 times a day .
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:48 PM
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I use cotton flannel like sheets for the first few weeks when the mom is still cleaning up thier messes. Then I will use puppy pads. Then when they are being really messy I use newspaper flat to line the box/area and some shreds on top for better traction. I will also combine a large crate lined with towels and gated area lined with newspapers and shredded newspapers. The crate is where they sleep. Makes crate training easier for new owners.
Right now cleaining is easy.....Cant wait till they get solid food for sure
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I tried to keep everything very clean as it helped in toilet training. I would think shredded paper or straw too hard to change 4 or 5 times a day .
We (myself and those I worked for) changed straw once or twice a day and never had problems. As soon as pups were able to toodle around outside the box, they learned almost instantly to potty outside the box.
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Funny, I was going to ask a simualr question My little ones are pottying on their own now and things are getting messy. I was thinking of towels on one side/ puppy pads on the other. Mine are in a Baby play pen. Of course my breed is small.

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I used paper for the whelp, and vet bed after
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Sheets until mom stops cleaning, then newspapers and underpads layered.
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