Bought this for the bottom of an Xpen and an additional one to sign several crates for a puppy. It worked well because if she had an accident I still had a dry pup. Washes and drys well.
Drymate Max Whelping box liner
I would not recommend this pad to anyone who needs to use it more than once. the first use, it works as described. But during the first use, the fibers bunch and entangle hair from the dog. It is a real mess. It still holds water well and keeps everyone dry. It just looks like you never clean your pad. No matter how careful your are to follow the directions. I will be looking at other pads as I whelp multiple litters a year.
Fuzzy but warm
I have never used anything but newspapers in the whelping box but, after mom almost stepped on a puppy who got underneath the papers, I decided to try this pad. So far it has withstood the frequent digging that mom has done and she has scratched up a lot of the fiber, but it is still looking decent. I love that it is so warm. The puppies are very comfortable on it, comfortable and warm enough to frequently be out from under the heat lamp. I would definitely recommend this pad and will be purchasing spares to have on hand while washing.
Have used for many years!
I was very surprised when I read these negative reviews as I have 2 that I bought several years ago and I love them. I've not had the problems that some people have had. I've used these over and over...when I have litters a few times a year and mine are still in great shape. The backing on mine is still intact and I even put them in the dryer! I guess maybe it's like with most things today....you find something you love and then they start to cheapen it by finding ways to make it for less, thus the quality goes down. I'm very disappointed because I was planning on buying some more, but now I don't know if I'm going to. The only thing that I've noticed with them is that they pill pretty badly after being washed so many times, but I've found a way to make them look pretty good again. I used to use one of those big battery operated pill-removers, which worked but took a long time. The other day I decided to try a slicker brush....took a lot of muscle power but it worked great! One thing I've learned is not to wash it with light colored bedding that can come off on them such as blankets that pill, because all that ends up on the dark mat, so now I only wash it with dark dog bedding that doesn't pill....works so much better and makes a lot less work! Hope this helps someone!
I definitely recommend this product!
I love how thin, but warm this pad is. I can easily fit a heating pad under the liner and the heat radiates through, but the rubber backing keeps it in place so there is no danger of puppies ending up directly in touch with the heating pad. I am able to have a warm side and a not-as-warm side in the whelping box. I also love how soft it is and the good grip that even 1-day old puppies have on it. It is not slippery like newspaper.