Whelping is the process of a dog giving birth to puppies.
There are various things you can do to prepare for your dog going into labour. below is a list of supplies you may need.
Whelping box: someplace safe to have the babies, where mom can’t crush her pups
Sterile lubricating jelly (you know, "personal lubricant")
Disposable plastic gloves
Hemostat for clamping umbilical cords
Towels, newspapers, plastic garbage bags, etc. for cleanup
A separate box containing a covered heating pad to put the newborn pups in while mom is giving birth
A scale to weigh the pups (in the margin of my study guide I wrote: "must record weight ASAP after birth, expect the puppies to lose weight at 12 hours post-birth and at 24 hours should be at birth weight. They should continue to gain weight at this rate. It’s the #1 key to pediatric health … weigh the pups. Puppies are like parakeets." [I’m not totally sure what the parakeet comment was about])
Can I visit after whelping?
Please keep in mind that puppies are susceptible to illnesses or diseases and we will require a thorough sanitation process before handling the puppies. It’s best to wait until the puppies are at least 4-5 weeks of age before visiting to minimize the risk of contracting anything, as we do have multiple litters at once and it’s for our and owners peace of mind. We can update with photos and videos as frequently as requested.
Do you provide the vaccines, deworming, vet care?
No – I only administer the vaccines and deworming or arrange for dropoff at your veterinarian to do so. As the breeder, you’re responsible for the vaccine, deworming, and veterinary care.
Can I bring multiple females to whelp?
Yes, but keep in mind that the prices are per litter. You cannot combine litters from different females.
I accept Cash, CashApp, and Zelle. Please keep in mind that once you’ve booked a Whelping Service, funds are non-refundable – but may be transferable for other services.