Whelping Needs are all the products that you require for a successful whelp. Breeders keep detailed records of their puppies, and monitor their health and progress. For the whelp itself, breeders use a range of products and equipment as outlined below. Puppy ID bands are important, to easily and accurately identify each puppy. Furthermore, accurate and reliable scales and thermometers ensures correct measurements. The bitch benefits from supplementation, both during whelping and throughout lactation, avoiding complications such as eclampsia.