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18 x 18 Incubator


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)


The 18×18″ incubator is our most popular size with breeders and rescue groups.  A favorite among Meduim and larger breeds, the 18×18″ incubator can still be transported to a veterinary office for use in a C-section and run during the drive back home using an inverter plugged into your car.  Also a favorite of rescue groups, service dog animal groups and veterinarians, the 18×18 is powerful and versatile. 12 newborn golden retriever puppies fit in the 18×18″ incubator.  It is a little cozy, but you could put a couple more in.  The newborn puppies would be in the incubator for about two hours before they are sorted to those that can readily move to the whelping box and the Small for Gestational Age puppy, Cleft Palate or formerly gasping puppy that would benefit from more time in the incubator.

The 18×18  incubator features:

  • Utilizes a special construction infrared heater with encased insulation to reflect more infrared wavelengths to the puppies.
  • A proportional controller reduces electricity to the heater as the internal incubator air temperature approaches set point
  • A medical grade fast acting sensor
  • A removable stainless steel top that is both easy to clean and makes cleaning the inside of the incubator easier
  • A dense closed cell mat that absorbs radiant heat energy as stored heat energy delivery a comfortably warm surface for neonatal puppies without having electrical current near the puppies.  The mat is highly moisture resistant, and has give and grip proven to help in hip development.  The raised areas of the mat makes puppies more likely to sleep on their back and sides–reducing “flat chestedness” that can happen in come breeds
  • A glass enclosure the offers excellent visibility, is easy to disinfect, and is important to create the thermal gradient puppies need

For  natural births, breeders use the 18×18 as a warm and safe place for the puppies between whelpings and feedings.

Choose our standard oxygen concentrator for the 18×18″ incubator. Veterinarians would likely choose the Pro Series oxygen concentrator.

Get puppies warm and dry in an oxygen rich environment and they will have stronger first feedings, process food better and develop a stronger immune system.  Veterinarians have notice stronger first feedings coming out of a C-section with Puppywarmer systems.

20 reviews for 18 x 18 Incubator

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Grider

    I used this incubator with one litter and again with one singleton puppy. Even though I don’t breed often, I would never be without a Puppywarmer for any litter. I feel the Puppywarmer and oxygen concentrator saved the singleton as well as one of the puppies from the litter.

    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you for believing in us the first time we exhibited at the Bulldog Nationals. You have made some wonderful saves. Please say “Hi” to Jack for us!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy Claes

    I am a veterinary technician in a canine reproductive practice. We do anywhere from 2 to 7 cesarean sections a week. I personally work with the neonate care. My puppies do fantastic in this incubator. Distressed puppies, gasping puppies, premature or underdeveloped puppies. They all do fantastic. I can monitor them without removing them and the breeders feel like they are more a part of things. This is by far my absolute favorite piece of equipment our practice owns !! I love my Puppywarmer ❤

    • Ken (store manager)

      That a veterinary technician in a reproductive practice sees a Puppywarmer incubator as by far your favorite piece of equipment the practice owns makes our day. Thank you for the review!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha Decker

    We purchased this warmer and oxygen unit in preparation for our first Frenchie litter and I’m so glad that we did. Two of the four pups born had cleft palate‘s and were very small. I truly believe that their survival chances tremendously increased by having this warmer unit because initially we were told by our Vet that their chance of survival was very slim. I am happy to announce that they are now almost 3 months old and steadily growing to catch up to their normal size brothers. They have come along way and the puppy warmer unit 100% contributed to their successful survival and growth!❤️🐶🐶/🐶🐶❤️

    • Ken (store manager)

      It happens sometimes that the first litter after purchasing a Puppywarmer system has puppies that need a lot of help. We love it when our customers surprise Veterinarians. The Veterinarians love to be surprised this way, too. Incredible job saving two cleft palate pups the first time using your Puppywarmer system.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lori Berroa

    We purchased this puppywarmer for our animal rescue. It has been a major success in enabling us to regulate their temperature and give them oxygen in a controlled environment . We are truly happy with our purchase !

    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you very much for your kind words, Lori! Helping people save puppies makes our day.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Shaffer

    We love our puppy warmer!
    Our repro vet Dr. Marty Greer introduced us to this amazing system in 2016, and we bought one for our very next litter. Thank you for a wonderful system that helps gives even the smallest puppy a fighting chance.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie K

    I purchased the Puppy warmer and oxygen concentrator to replace my outdated and “homemade” equipment. Once I had the equipment out of the delivery box and ready to set up, Ken was on the phone with me setting up all the different piece parts and it was operating in less than 30 minutes. Ken’s very intimate knowledge of his product and over the top customer service is second to none! While I had some limited success with the old, the puppy warmer has paid for itself in saving puppies with my first time use. The subsequent uses have been just as rewarding and most important more “worry free” than before! The results are fantastic! The puppies are much happier and content and most importantly I can see what is going on from any angle. Having the oxygen concentrator is more than icing on the cake! Having both the puppy warmer and concentrator is a future Birthday party for each puppy saved!

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    • Ken (store manager)

      We absolutely love the phrase “a future birthday for each puppy saved.” Thank you so much for your thoughtful review.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    jean williams

    I run a rescue group for small breed moms and orphaned babies. We have 6 Puppywarmers 2 12x 12 and 3 18×18 and our starter 8×8 in our group. We also do a lot of special needs babies with clefts hydro babies and many other birth defects. I am a strong believer because we had a Puppywarmer and Oxygen Concentrator we were able to save a litter of four premature tiny only 1 oz chi babies. They were so premature they had no hair looked like rats lol . Thanks to Puppywarmer they are all alive and well today! We have saved hundreds more that would have not made before we had Puppywarmers. The consistent oxygen makes a world of difference in these babies and their outcome. We have been doing this and special needs for years. But with Puppywarmer and the consistent oxygen, we are able to save babies we never could have before! Thank you Puppywarmer for your help to save the babies.

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jess Lyon

    I haven’t got to use a Puppywarmer yet. But everyone in the rescue I foster for does. And it’s helped save so many lives. I hope one day I can also help save more of the cleft pups I foster. I truly believe if I could use one I’d be able to save more pups! From what I have seen this product truly saves lives.

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jess Lyon

    I haven’t used one personally but a lot of people from the rescue I foster for use these. And they save so many cleft babies. I believe if I had one I wouldn’t lose as many as I do. 🙁 I can’t wait to get my own one day)

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy Beffrey

    I own the 18 by 18 incubator but thankfully did not need it for my last litter of Boston Terriers. I purchased it on the advice of a well known reproductive veterinary clinic who uses this in their practice. I can say Ken has been wonderful with customer service and is always there to help with any questions. I am just glad to be able to have this available to me when I will need it.

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  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gina Jersey

    I found out about Puppywarmer through a breeder friend of mine. It gives me so much comfort just having it. Thankfully, I have not needed it for anything major, however I put all my puppies in it once they are born for some extra warmth and oxygen. I would, and have recommend this product.

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    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you for the review. So often, new customers have a challenging puppy in the first or second litter. It is wonderful you get to use the system with all healthy puppies first. You will be incredibly ready if the time comes when you have a puppy at risk. Using the incubator and oxygen concentrator for the first two feedings improve feeding and processing of colostrum.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m a little different than the norm… We’ve yet to use the Puppywarmer for a puppy, yet we use it weekly.
    I’m a CVT in a small animal practice. We do a LOT of pediatric kitten alters and the incubator is priceless. We also use it for our exotic patients regularly.
    My plan is to get even more units for the local animal control to help with kittens in need!

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    • Ken (store manager)

      We love the photos you share. It is inspiring to see a wider use for the project than we originally imagined. We think what you do is amazing!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    B. Yee

    Such a necessity in giving an advantage to a neonate in trouble. But more than that, having my Puppywarmer and Oxygen Concentrator means providing each puppy in each litter the added advantage of a precise environment to start life off at its very best.

    • Ken (store manager)

      This is the company we try to be. Our goal is to help you simply save puppies. Thank you!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Not quite sure what I would do without my Puppywarmer,…before it, it was heating pads and Rubbermaid totes. Was the heating pad too hot? Too cold? Were the puppies staying warm enough? The peace of mind alone, that Puppywarmer brings is priceless. Running an organization for cleft palate puppies, we expect losses, but after getting our Puppywarmer, our success rate with these guys sky rocketed. Thank you Puppywarmer for helping us save many lives. Truly do NOT know how I managed for so many years without you.

    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you Rachele. We have great respect for those who save cleft puppies. It says a lot about you and your level of care.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dick Simon

    This has been a lifesaver..literally! Just knowing it is here and available makes being a breeder less stressful. Thanks Ken, for all the puppies that have been saved, and all that will be.

    • Ken (store manager)

      We think saving puppies is a great stress reliever!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vivianne Hulsey

    I have not had to use mine yet but have watched my sister use hers for three litters now. The puppies are always so content in there, it gives them the perfect environment temperature and oxygen flow necessary for pups to thrive! I am looking forward to having my pups in there. Having had a gasping puppy in the past, I can only wish that I had this setup sooner to aid the pup in its recovery. I think the incubator with the oxygen concentrator combo is a great tool to help me raise my litters the best way possible, and the peace of mind is priceless.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Winslow

    I am with The Mia Foundation and have 2 Puppywarmers with Concentrators. These units have helped us save many lives of animals born with birth defects. Ken is always available if you have any questions. The customer service is superior!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Ferris

    I purchased the 18×18 Puppywarmer and oxygen concentrator in the spring of 2019, after a thorough amount of research. I have a myriad of homemade systems in place that are always troublesome, heat pads dehydrate puppies, and water bottles do not stay at an appropriate temperature. There is nothing home made that does not need constant monitoring. I am very good at saving puppies being a breeder for over 20 years but I knew that there must be something was better than what I had been using. I was so impressed with the information Ken shared about the Puppywarmer and oxygen system that I also bought one as a gift for my Veterinarian; he now uses it for every C-section that they do and have great success stories of their own.

    I have used the Puppywarmer with the oxygen concentrator successfully with every litter placing the pups into the warmer after being born until they are dry and ready to nurse; I have found them to be more vigorous overall and stronger nurser than pups that I did not use it with.

    The real test came a couple of weeks ago when we had a puppy born unknown to any of us out in the yard it was 2 am and we estimate that the puppy was out in the cold (55-60 degrees) for about an hour before being discovered. He was covered in dirt and stone cold to the core. He was crying and gasping slightly, pulling his little feet up towards his tummy. He was placed with his other sibling into the Puppywarmer set at 92 degrees with the oxygen running at 1.3. It was a miracle to see his breathing improve immediately by having the oxygen running close to his little face. Each time another sibling was born it was added to the Puppywarmer and we made note of the cold puppy, STILL COLD TO THE TOUCH. He was so cold to touch I did not know if he would ever warm fast enough to survive. After 2.5 hours passed he started nursing on his brothers ear, such a beautiful sight to see. YES FINALLY WARM TO THE TOUCH he was ready to try nursing and when offered moms nipple he latched right on like he was never cold. I am not happy to admit that I had a puppy born in the yard but I am Happy to say he is thriving and will surely be a special puppy.
    Thank you Ken for your continued support, suggestions and ideas!
    Elizabeth Ferris

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    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is amazing how resilient a puppy can be when you get the environment just right. So mart to make sure the puppy was at the right temperature prior to nursing–and difficult as that must have been to do. Ultimately we are all a team–we love the community we are building where we all help each other save puppies. The puppy that otherwise would not have been–that is what started Puppywarmer. This is why we exist.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daryl Witt

    We got our Puppywarmer about two years ago, it has made a big difference with getting our puppies started. This product has helped with giving pour puppies a good start in life and has also made a big difference with the ones that have struggled.it is very easy to use. I have recommended it to everyone I see…

    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you, Daryl, for being an ambassador of the brand!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tonya Downs

    The Puppywarmer is amazing. Keep the puppies toasty and warm and gives mom a break at the same time.

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    • Ken (store manager)

      Thank you, Tonya. We will do our best to live up to the word amazing.

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