Factors to consider when choosing a whelping box

When it comes to a family increasing in number due to a bitch giving birth, its owners generally want the very best for them. With freedoms being limited and caring for the young a priority, a bitch should be provided with a whelping box to help them feel both secure and give them a chance to bond with its new ones.

Type of breed

Generally depending on the breed of the bitch differences in weight is always expected. Thus when it comes to choosing a suitable box, plastic boxes are discouraged to be purchased for bernese mountain dogs and German shepherds or any other large breeds. This is because it will be destroyed in a short while, hence only suitable for smaller breeds. Length and width of the box will also be determined by the size of the bitch. This technically means that the length of the dog should be measured when it is lying flat on the ground and the right sized box purchased. The bitches’ temperament is another thing that should be looked up, if a dog is easily excitable or an anxious one like German shepherd, a bigger box that can almost fit two dogs should be bought, this will help them feel more comfortable as there’s more space. However when it comes to generally lazy dogs that like to stay in one place like the ole mutt a box that fits their size will be better. Cleanliness is another aspect that has to be looked into when considering the right box for a bitch. Different dog breeds have different cleaning routines and as that a box should be bought putting this in mind. When it comes to choosing the best one, Cleaner dogs will need a more perforated sleeping pad, this way they can be able to push out all the dirt from the pad to the floor .However to be one the safe side and reduce chances of diseases perforated sleeping pads should be bought for all bitches.

Number of puppies

When it comes to buying a sleeping and relaxing box for a bitch after birth has already taken place. Considering the number of puppies will be a major factor when one is going to purchase a box. This goes without saying that a smaller pack needs a smaller box and a larger box for a larger pack.

Habits of owner

The habits of the owner are one of the important aspects to consider when choosing a whelping box. This is due to the fact that everyone comes with different habits. Some of the owners may like to cuddle up with the dogs in the boxes while others do not. With this is mind a bigger box will be suitable for those who like to spend time with their bitches, and one that fits for those who like to stay separate from their pets.

However it is good to note that the environment of where the family is staying is also important as weather is usually different. Padded flooring should be bought in plenty especially in winter to shield the new family from the cold. Adjustable boxes should be bought so that the sizes can be toyed with to fit the occasion making both the bitch and the family at large happy and comfortable.