just a few cautions to this product
I am a small in home breeder and was wanting to purchase some whelping pads for our whelping boxes. These seemed a little pricey, but still seemed like a good option if they would hold up over several birthings. My caution to the buyer considering this product would be 2-fold. The first being that when the mamas scratch at these prior to giving birth as they do their nesting, the product gathers a huge amount of fuzz. I have had to pull off the material by the handfuls. I still get lots of fuzz even after the puppies are born and I continue to have it down for them.The second inconvenience is that when you wash the mats, they have the tendency to hold large amounts of water in them so you may get a bath when you take them out of your washer, so beware.
Love these Pads!
I had gotten two of these used from another breeder and we liked them so much we ordered more! They stay in place nicely, are easy to clean and give the puppies traction. They will hold up well as long as you follow the washing instructions and don't put them in the dryer.
Very Good product
I have bought 4 of these for different areas. They are great in the whelping box and work great in mom's area when she has to go when I'm not home. They wash up great and as long as you follow washing instructions about line drying. I still have my original one that I bought 3 years ago. Great item.
Whelping box liner
Sorry, but I thought this product was a waste of money, it was a soggy mess and it caused more work for me than just plain newspapers.
This pad is great for keeping moisture away from the puppies during whelping but it is not durable for dogs of any size such as Miniature Schnauzers. Mine have scratched holes in it. It also gets lots of fuzz from the dogs scratching while nesting. I would not purchase again