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Whelping Kit

When whelping puppies, it is very important to be prepared, having what you need on hand is essential for a successful and easy whelp. Whelping Kit   Things you should have prepared include the following:   Phone number for you vet and on call vet in case it is out of hours. It’s a good idea to a friend or other family member available to call on if required. If you do need to make a dash for the vets make sure you have some around for child care. Keep the car with plenty of fuel in the last thing you want to have to do is refuel on the way. ....That’s the emergency part out of the way although everyone hopes not to have to go down that route. What would you need in your whelping kit? Well typically one of these whelping kits from Petnap has everything you ever likely to require.   Contents: * 2oz bulb syringe / nasal aspirator * Scales (up to 5000g) (If purchased with) * LED Torch (inc batteries) * Scissors (sterile, nursing) * Stethoscope (medical gr

Whelping Box

  A  whelping box , also known as a birthing box,  whelping pen and nesting box is used in order to protect the puppies after the whelping process is completed and during the early stages of life when they are most vulnerable. The whelping box keeps them safely contained away from the cold, most whelping boxes also contain rails or poles around the lower edges of which we get asked all the time what these are for and the short answer is they stop the mother crushing the puppies up against the sides of the box which could cause the puppies to become suffocated as well as being crushed. At petnap we sell 2 types of nesting boxes, Disposable Cardboard and Reusable Plastic whelping boxes. Both of these boxes will cope with the duration of the whelping process normally around 6 to 8 weeks before they then move on to a more suitable environment like a play pen as they become ever more adventurous. We stock 5 sizes in both types giving you plenty of choice as also have heavy duty plasti

Cat Bed

  Cats love a comfy cat bed to curl up in.That's why cosy cat beds are a must for every cat. Everyone knows that cats like to sleep, fact, they spend an average of 16 hours a day sleeping so if anyone needs a good cat bed, it’s our fluffy friends. However finding a cat bed that they like is easier said than done! There are so many cat beds available to buy, with a wide range of colours, styles, sizes and prices. Although cats seem very happy to sleep anywhere, they will always enjoy having a comfortable cat bed they can call their own, so it’s well worth spending some time trying to find the right bed.   To help you in this search for the purr-fect bed for your pet look at our range at

Dog Bed

 Dogs spend almost half their lives sleeping, so it’s important to get them a bed that’s comfy, supportive and made to last.   Just as every puppy should have a crate, every dog should have a bed. Like crates , beds offer your pup a sense of security and a place of her own, a place to get away when they are tired or just needs quiet time. Chances are, it will become their favorite spot in your home.    When we are thinking about dog beds , the same considerations apply. For instance, older, arthritic dogs are going to need greater support from their dog bed, while hairless breeds may need a warmer bed they can nestle into. Big dogs will require more space to spread out, so a flat, rectangular bed would be more beneficial.

Pet Heat Pad

  Many cats and dogs just love curling up for a nap in the warmest spot they can find. A pet heat pad is the perfect way to guarantee there’s a cozy place for them, whatever the weather. This can be especially useful for older pets, or those with a litter of puppies or kittens.   These include a removable, washable cover. This pad is also thermostatically controlled, meaning it heats up to the body temperature of your pet, but won’t overheat above this.   Pet heating pads are for every four-legged friend that loves a toasty, cozy spot to nap in. Cats and dogs both!