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.
I have used these for YEARS!!!
"Exceptional !!! I use them for Whelping and for pups pads , They was up easy and my my job easy peasey!!!
I chuckle at the person that said newspaper was better, oh my goodness, i would never go back to newspaper!"
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.
This product claims to have traction so puppies don't slip and can learn to walk. I find it very slippery and puppies are struggling. Also, it wears terribly after the first use it was coming apart.