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Old 12-10-2012, 12:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd get up and check on them a few times... Molly, mainly. Because you are right: she can't regulate her body temp.

My mom's best friend (ages ago) raised Rottie puppies.... She had one of her breeder friends lose half a litter one year because the heater stopped working half way through the night. SHe was devestated.

So unless you are going to take the playpen into your room with you where you can be right there (which would be best for the winter).... I'd set an alarm to wake up every 2 hours.

Will send up some warm thoughts for Molly.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I wouldn't give her a towel. If she's anything like Pipper, he pulls on a towel and causes loose threads to come out of it and swallowing threads can be dangerous. He's ok with blankets though. I keep him in a crate in our room and then I put a blanket over 3 sides of the crate to keep him warm because I keep our heat set quite low at night.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I would consider wrapping a hot water bottle in a towel & putting it all in a pillowcase w/a soft baby blanket on the top of it for baby to snuggle into. If she gets too hot she can move away from it (make sure there is plenty of room). Make CERTAIN the bottle isn't leaky at all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I wouldn't leave a heater unattended, something could get pushed up against it and block it , or it could get tipped over and be a fire or injury hazard. It could just malfunction for some reason.

I would take them in the room with me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd be a little concerned about leaving a heater plugged in and unattended. I like the water bottle to keep them warm. Is there anyway you can move them into a warmer room? Ollie just sleeps with us so no worry he will get cold! He is such a little snuggler!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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This is hard I understand why you want them in a separate room but with Molly being so little I might keep her in. I wouldn't leave heater unattended. This is what I did and still do with daisy. I have an old tshirt (label cut of) and a dog blanket. I put both on heater. She has her own basket/bed. Under the bed cushion I but a blanket that stores up the pups body heat and therefore let's of hear. Then daisy climbs in. I tuck her in first with my tshirt loosely of course and the. On top of that her dog blanket she sleeps whole night through. She has enough room to get out of bed if she wants and is never ever tucked in tightly. She's snug as a bug and always warm when I go up to her in the morning.

How did things go during the night hope Molly was ok.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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what about a soft little donut bed with a heating pad under it? I know we are all cautious about heating pads, but if you could secure it to the bottom underneath the bed, maybe with velcro, I can't see how it would get too hot, but maybe would warm up the bed? Well, of course then there are the cords. Oh, never mind. Sounds like an invention opportunity!
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