Question about Material to use for Whelping
I have 3 German Shepherds. One was a rescue male that we have a fenced in yard and have turned our basement into a Big Doggy house with Heat Lamps and out Dogs love it. They were inside dogs but we had a battle and lost they all wanted to be outside all the time together. We decided after much research to breed our White German Shepherd 1 time for some locals who had interest. We have a Solid Black, A Black and Tan male that is fixed, and Our White Mommy to be. She is due April 3rd according to vets.
My question is we want to make the (dirt)basement covered completly with some type of material so that it is warm and nice for mommies. I have a whelping box ready but just in case. We have cameras in the basement to see what is going on. And our Males are big tattle tales. My question is Cedar, Straw, or Hay. Or a mix.
I want to go ahead and have everything ready. I have all the other supplies.