|The new Kiddie Pool Cover is warm and cozy!|
I don't actually like to sew. But I am motivated to go through the trouble by the benefits in the finished product. The most important aspect of this cover is its safety. Mama dogs tend to scratch their bedding a lot to get comfortable. This can move a loose blanket around quite a bit and be a danger to the puppies who crawl underneath and get suffocated. This Whelping Cover is secured around the lip with elastic which makes it impossible for a puppy to get under it. And it securely stays in place even if mama scratches it.
|Misty and puppies have plenty of room to stretch and grow!|
The floor of my whelping cover is made of Sherling Fur. The fur keeps puppies warm....which is imperative for a newborn. It allows liquids to pass through and the puppies stay dry. The Sherling also provides good traction for the little puppy claws so they can crawl about easily and develop strong leg muscles.
The puppies can stay in the whelping pool box for the first few weeks of life. When they start to be able to walk, I will move them to the pen so they can start using their Ugodog potty.
I haven't seen any commercial suppliers for this cover, and there are no patterns available as far as I can see. So I had to create my own pattern. It worked out perfectly and I am super happy with the results! Now to make a few more so I can trade them off for washing.....