How to keep puppies warm without power
I'm just curious, but say like you have new born puppies as i know that they need to be in an 80 degree temperature but what happens if say a big snow storm comes and causes you to lose power and heat and it wont turn back on for awhile. How do you keep the newborn puppies warm during this time?
on Oct 5th 2012
in Health & Safety
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The term you're looking for is "Emergency Preparedness", something that you no doubt have no experience with.
Don't you have Natural or LP Gas for heat?
How about a Wood Burning Stove ?
Coleman Heater with LP Gas Bottles ?
An Emergency Generator and Fuel for it ?
Mom and Pups in bed with you !
How do you plan to stay warm, and when you figure that out, just take the Mom and Pups with you.
SNEAKERS answered on 10/5/12. Helpful? / 0
Hot water bottle. Wrap a thick towel around the bottle so the puppy can’t come in direct contact with it. As with the heating pads, make sure he can move away from the bottle if he gets too hot.
Surely you can prepare before the event happens...such the reason you are seeking the answer to your questions...but honestly I don't care how much you prepare...when an emergeny like lack of power arises...you never know what to expect. So my advice (being from Michigan and experiencing this event all year round): make sure the pupppies are lying on warm* blankets like fleece or microfiber (that holds in heat) and keep the mother near as the heat she generates from her body will keep the pups warm for sure! I would even try warming rocks (in a fire pit) and wrapping them in blankets like the water bottle trick suggested.
Rastas answered on 10/11/12. Helpful? / 0