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    Thanks for your negative Feedback though di much appreciated!!

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    negative? Puppies can get caught under folds, when they are mobile they can turn up anywhere, they start by just moving as a turtle does.
    Just trying to help prevent any more heartache for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Does she have a whelping box or do you just have her on the floor?

    She really needs a whelping box with a pig rail installed and blankets should be flat not wrinkled up to avoid her squishing any pups. It's easy for a puppy to get caught in a fold of blanket and then sat on.
    Crested also mentioned a whelping box. It can also be as easy as a large cardboard box cut to size like Mitte has.

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    yeh sorry ill look into it i see your point, ill see what info i can find on making one on the web

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    Have hubby on to it will post pics make sure it will be ok

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    It doesn't have to be a rolls Royce of whelping boxes. I started with suitcases around the edges.

    This was mine. Just as a suggestion.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...season-15.html

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    Probably bigger than she needed
    But I think we done ok
    Last edited by Liss05; 01-06-2012 at 06:08 PM.

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    A flat surface in this heat is essential; if a puppy burrows, (while looking for the milkbar) and gets caught under loose bedding they will easily overhead, plus mum can't see them and will treat on them/lay on them. I had a litter in January 2010 and it's easy for a large litter to overheat. I had fans circulating in the room but never directly on the whelping box.

    Even as a registered breeder our whelping boxes are always made of leftover wood (luckily hubby's pretty handy), four pcs of left over wood screwed together with one side a bit lower and carefully sanded smooth so as not to catch on mum as she comes and goes, particularly in your case with stitches. Because Whippets are light and agile we just use dowel for pig rails, if I had a larger breed I'd do a solid pig rail of timber slats, but we are able to remove the dowel after about a week.

    I never have a floor in the box that way it can be dropped over the top of a spread out blanket so no way for the puppies to get caught under anything as the sides of the box traps the blankets down.

    To protect the carpet I spent $30 on a pce of lino from Bunnings, this went down, then vet bed, a product I like that can be ordered on line, but if your tight for money a blanket from Vinnies or an op shop is OK, I like the polar fleece blankets as they wash and dry fast, then I put the box down. If you don't want to buy lino a drop sheet or tarp is good.

    I think a summer litter is a lot more work, we had a litter in August and it was much easier. 11, with a dam that's had a c-section and you've got your hands full. Hope things all settle down in the coming weeks. Best of luck.

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    Love the pics of the boys helping out, so cute.

    The box is great, it will really give you some peace as they will get increasingly mobile, crawly little buggers!

    They're looking fat and content, ow's her milk doing? Still on the increase?

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    Yes her milk is increasing lots of round bells tonight still offering bottles but they are not taking much, boys love helping out, she's coming back to her normal self here today so great to see and panting has settled down lots since being in the box ( I might have been overheating her I think) so thanks again di for that and sorry again I was just trying to do the right thing by getting her off the tiles, there r two polar fleece blankets under the box and u can feel the coolness coming off the tiles do u think that it's too hard for her to be laying on so much?

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