A whelping box is almost a requirement for breeding dogs. “Whelping,” or the giving birth by a female dog, is a stressful process. The puppies must stay warm and near their mother, or they will be unable to nurse.
Whelping boxes should have firm sides, be just the right size, and have an absorbent liner. Today, we’ll talk briefly about what, exactly, a whelping box should be, and some of my favorite boxes.
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The kids want a pet for Christmas. They asked for a pony, and you settled on guinea pigs. I’ve already addressed why guinea pigs make awesome pets, so the only question left is what you need to take care of them. This is my ultimate new guinea pig supply list. Everything on this list is essential to guinea pig care and keeping.
Make sure to purchase everything, and set it up, before bringing your pigs home. (Guinea pigs must be kept in same-sex pairs or groups.) Your guinea pigs prefer to settle in their home, not their carrying case.
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I remember the very first day I brought Rusty home. Rusty, my second Labrador, was the first dog I’d acquired as a puppy. Bridget, my older, very naughty girl, was seven months old when I bought her with my life savings. So Rusty was an incredibly different experience. I was lucky–his breeder, my good friend, gave me a master list of things that I’d need on-hand when he came home. This is my personal new puppy shopping list, with a few changes.
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