The need for
Chilling is the
greatest danger to newborn puppies and kittens. The mother can not and
will not always be able to maintain the proper temperature for new borns.
Heat lamps only seem to make matters worse by putting the heat above the
mothers head thus making her to warm and driving her away from her babies.
The babies are then left on the floor too far from the heat lamp to keep
them as warm as needed.
The correct way to apply heat is from
below. Heat rises keeping the babies warm without overheating the