HEATED WHELPING NEST
Be sure the whelping floor is
large enough for the bitch to lay stretched out without: interfering with the nest. If possible, the female should have room to circle the nest, before lying down
Determine the center of the nest on the whelping floor and mark a min. of 13 1/2 inches from both sides of box. Use a piece of paper or string and measure it 10 inches long (floor marker). Attach floor marker to center of the floor at point A. Use Pencil at point B. Mark your circle and cut out.
If whelping box sets on floor, use a 2 x 4 on edge to raise box above floor,
this will provide proper clearance for the nest. Determine where cord will
come out of box and cut a 3/4 inch notch, or drill a 1 1/4 inch hole. Attach
nest to floor with 3/4 inch stainless steel screws (enclosed) locating cord
to proper side.
No portion of the electrical cord should be exposed to the dog.
After cutting hole in the floor make a 2X4 frame for added strength to prevent
top ring of the nest from breaking off. Cut two 20", 2X4's and two 23", 2X4's.
Nail or screw together as shown.
After nailing or screwing the 2X4's together place them as a frame around the
hole underneath the whelping nest floor. The screw the frame to the floor.
INSULATING YOUR WHELPING NEST
If the nest is exposed to the outdoor cold air, we recommend insulating the
entire floor of the whelping area (figure 1). This method will be more com-
fortable for the bitch as well as the pups; houwever, if you choose not to use
this method the nest alone should be insulated (Figure 2).
Whelping Nest comes pre-set at 95 degrees. Temp.
adjustment control (D), is located behind plastic, screw
in plug (C). Whelping nest has a setting range of approx.
90 to 100 degrees F. Turn control (D), counter clock-
wise to lower temperature, clockwise to raise the temp-
erature. Temperature changes about 2 degree per click.
*90 DEGREES F for heating pad
*95 DEGREES F for whelping and pups
*100 DEGREES F for stress pad
Once set, temp. does not need to be constantly
adjusted. The Whelping Nest, unlike most heat pads,
will constantly adjust itself to set temperature
Included with your Heated Whelping Nest is a temperature strip to periodically check
the temperature of your whelping unit. To properly check the temperature of your
1. Lay the temp. strip flat in the Whelping Nest.
2. Cover the temp. strip with a folded dry towl.
3. Let the unit: run for 15 minutes and check the temperature strip reading.
GREEN: Exact temperature
TAN: Deduct 1 degree
BLUE: Add 1 degree
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not remove the white strip from the back of the temp. strip.
This will allow you to reuse the strip again.
THE LED LIGHT
The LED light (B), will come on and stay on once the nest rises to the set temperature. If the light should go out, check to see
if the plug (A) is secure. If the LED stays out, then the unit is below setting and not working correctly.
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