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18×18 Puppywarmer Incubator


(20 customer reviews)

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The 18×18 Puppywarmer incubator is our most popular size—about half of the Puppywarmer Incubators ordered. Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Standard Poodle, German Shepherd, French Bulldog, Schnauzer, Beagle, Collie and other medium to large breed dog breeders choose the 18×18” Puppywarmer incubators.  It is also the top choice of rescue groups.

The 18×18 Puppywarmer incubator features:

  • Proportional controller that pulses electricity to the heater for precise temperature control for 75°-95°F in one degree increments.
  • 120V/140W Drawing less than 1.5 amps.
  • Fast acting type J thermocouple for accurate temperature sensing
  • Proportional Integral Derivative (learning) Controller for precise temperature control
  • Solid State Relay which lasts 10 times as long as switch of earlier units.
  • Glass enclosure to create the thermal gradient puppies need that is also easy to clean and disinfect
  • Closed cell mat that has “give and grip” and is easy to clean and disinfect
  • Stainless steel top with special construction ceramic infrared heater that warms puppies 1” into their body
  • Proper venting to create air exchange and help drive out CO2
  • All in an intuitive, easy to use system.

We recommend the standard oxygen concentrator with the 18×18” incubator.  The starting recommended oxygen flow rate of the 18×18” Puppywarmer incubator is 1.3 liters per minute well within the capabilities of the Standard Concentrator. Those in high altitude locations or that have experienced puppies with aspirated pneumonia might consider the Pro Series Oxygen Concentrator

20 reviews for 18×18 Puppywarmer Incubator

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Shannon

    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. 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. Rachele

    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. 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. 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. Crystal Knickerbocker

    This incubator has been a miracle for me and the special needs kittens I rescue. I am amazed how well Ken and his team have developed these products. I’ve had this incubator for 2 years now and use it literally all year long from my rescue kittens to even my own babies who would become ill and need that extra warmth. The 18×18 is a great size for an entire litter or even 1 or 2 babies. I know most use these for puppies but I have been lucky enough to be able to get ahold of this company for my kittens. Definitely worth the money!

  18. Amy Cox (verified owner)

    This little guy needed a little more care. Thanks to puppy warmer he is now 7 weeks old and thriving.
    Not only is the product awesome, but more than is the supports from Ken Sunden! He seems to always be available to text or chat whenever you have questions!
    So happy with our puppy warmer and oxygen concentrator set up!!!

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  19. Courtney Johnson

    The Puppywarmer incubator is by far the most superior incubator I have used.
    I rescue special needs neonate puppies and kittens. They are usually singletons and keeping them warm and cozy is often difficult. But with the Puppywarmer, I can be at ease knowing they are happy! Now combine this with the even more awesome oxygen concentrator and the peace of mind is worth having the whole set up!

    Beyond the product is the customer service. Ken will go way above expectations to answer questions, emergency ship product and talk about set up over the phone. There is also a Facebook group that has very loyal customers that will help you out if some how Ken is not available.

    I can not be more happy with my Puppywarmer!

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  20. Chris Anderson (verified owner)

    I have been raising puppies for over thirty years, thought I knew all the things that make it safer and easier – I was wrong – this unit has been LIFE CHANGING – I have never seen babies wake up and thrive like they do when they are started in the incubator. I’ll never be without one again. Thank you Ken!!

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