Lamp heating has several advantages over the use of electronic floor pads or cradles.
EZwhelp's whelping pads in combination with corrugated plastic flooring provide good insulation from the ground. Corrugated plastic traps air in the fluting, thus maximizing the natural insulation qualities of non-circulating air.
The lamp system for EZwhelp's Fab System allows flexible height settings. For Classic Value boxes, the lamps are fixed to approximately 20 inches above the ground.
The proper height will vary depending on a variety of factors, including humidity and ambient room temperature. Typically, our lamps at 20 inches can be expected to create a floor temperature 10 to 15 degrees (F) higher than non-heated areas. Raise or lower the lamp (Fab Systems only) to adjust the temperature.
Breeders will often seek to warm the puppies with a box temperature of about 85 degrees for the first few days and then gradually back off to maintain 75 to 80 degrees. Assume some variation among breeds. See the tips below for ideas on gauging the comfort level of your puppies.
Artificially controlling the temperature for puppies (and the mom) can be dangerous if not done carefully. Whelps can be harmed by too much heat, as well as insufficient heat. We recommend that inexperienced breeders work with a breeding mentor, or consult their vet regarding proper temperatures and puppy comfort. We offer the following tips as suggestions for consideration:
Caution: Do not use heat lamps (or any other artificial heating device) with newspaper or other combustible materials inside the whelping box.
*We are currently out of Corner Suspension Rods for the Fab Systems. We apologize for the inconvenience. Heat Lamps and bulbs are still available for purchase if needed (products ->...
This heating package ships with a suspension rod, a pair of 175w Infrared PAR bulbs, a light duty carabiner, a plastic clip, and a Primo heat lamp. Use this combo...
This heating package ships with a suspension rod, a pair of 175w Infrared PAR bulbs, a plastic clip, and a Primo heat lamp. Use this combo with the Classic Value...
Use for guiding power cords, and hanging light weight items from a corner suspension rod.
175 watt. High quality pressed-glass red infrared bulbs. Sold in packages of 2. The heft and performance of these bulbs assures warming on cold nights. Conventional infrared lamps are cheap--and...
Rugged and reliable heat lamp used to warm puppies, lambs, goat kids, chickens, or any animal that is sick or cold. Common heat lamps often overheat and are potentially dangerous....
Use this chain to hang items from our whelping box suspension rods. Features 2 split rings and a light duty carabiner (not for climbing). Do not use to hang items weighing more...