VEBO PVC Whelping Box & Playpen Kit for Dogs (SMALL 100x100cm)
Product Code: PWB002a
VEBO PVC Whelping Box & Playpen Kit for Dogs (SMALL)
Comes in 3 sizes to suit a wide range of dog breeds. This innovative whelping box will make life much easier for you (and your dogs) as well as provide plenty of room for the mother and pups to rest. You will love these handy features:
- All plastic (PVC) construction so every single part can be washed in water
- Adjustible door height
- Integrated playpen (no opening to outside in playpen area, you can create your own kit by purchasing a whelping box, extension pen panels and split wall panel separately instead)
- Integrated crush rail to keep the puppies safe
- Commercial grade PVC that is UV stable, tough and durable
- 99% of parts just slides into each other. No tools required.
- Flat packed so you can pull it apart to save space when you don't need it
- At Vebo, we always carry spare parts so you know you will be fine if you ever break a panel or lose a bracket. This product has lots of pieces so you want to ensure you can get spare parts
Do you sell a solid base for it? What should I put on the bottom?
People often tell us the box would be "perfect" if it comes with a sealed solid base. Our opinion is a solid base may be great for cleaning, but it's not the safest setup for whelping. One of the biggest risks with whelping is the mother lying on top of a puppy and killing it. This could happen either when the mother is lying on a pup against the side walls (hence the crush rail around the sides), or a puppy sneaking UNDER the bedding, so the mum accidentally lies on top and crushing it. With a sealed hard base, a bed will have to sit inside the box with all the edges exposed, so it is harder to prevent puppies from sneaking under it.
So we believe the safest way to lay the bottom is:
- Firstly lay something waterproof, like a piece of plastic sheet, tarp or vinyl flooring. If you are going to use the whelping box more than once, we recommend using vinyl flooring. They only cost around $20 a metre at Bunnings (the rolls are usually 2m wide). They sit smooth and flush on the floor, will not move or slide around, are very durable and very easy to clean. Cut the piece a bit larger than the box, have at least 10cm overhang on each side.
- Secondly, place your vet bedding on top of waterproof layer. The bedding should also be a couple centremetres bigger than the box (all our whelping box bedding are cut this way, so you won't have to order a size up), so the weight of the whelping box will hold down the sides of the bedding and all the edges are OUTSIDE of the whelping box. Puppies will not be able to sneak under the bed this way. If you are using an electric heat pad, it should be placed under the vet bedding so the puppies cannot chew on it. Finally the actual whelping box goes on top of everything.
External Overall Dimensions
Small - 216cm (L) x 108cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Medium - 256cm (L) x 128cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Large - 316cm (L) x 158cm (W) x 48cm (H)
*For internal dimensions, please deduct approx 16cm from length and 8cm for width. Vertical bar spacing 4cm in playpen area.
Whelping box Dimensions
Small - 100cm (L) x 100cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Medium - 120cm (L) x 120cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Large - 150cm (L) x 150cm (W) x 48cm (H)
To work out which length you require, add the full length of your dog plus 40cm. Depending on the thickness of the bedding you use, you may need to lower the height of the crush rails if the mum is able to fit underneath them.
The following is a quick demonstration of the assembly process
easy to set up!By: Karen Walker on 13 December 2023Fantastic product and design. So easy to set up. Can highly recommend
Looks greatBy: Rachel Mangino on 16 October 2023Ordering went smoothly and with dispatch and delivery no problems, package came in good condition, haven’t open the playpen part as yet as pups are due yet but whelping box all put together and looks great
Best thing since sliced bread. Seriously.By: Melanie L on 8 June 2023Such a brilliant design. No screws to do (or loose), everything slides into each other. Every edge is round and smooth. Super easy to clean. The real thing looks heaps better than the photos. Flat-pack back into a small carton box for storage. Great service and fast shipping, they even sell replacement parts (I lost a cap)!