What Are Some of The Features That Makes Our ICU Small Animal Rugs Unique and Distinctive to Any Other Rug Currently on The Market
Helps Increase Survival Rates With:
- Premature Births
- Difficult Birth
- Miss Mothering
- Adverse Weather
- Multiple Births
- Poddy Rearing
Why Invest in ICU Small Animal Rugs?
We have been in business for over 7 years and our business is growing from strength to strength with the return of satisfied clients purchasing more rugs. We know if proper care is taken maintaining your Rugs you will be rewarded with many lambing seasons of use and less mortalities and unwell lambs and you are able to leave your lamb (s) with their birthmother and not break their bond.
The Design of Our Lamb Rug
Our design is simple but with the newborn upmost consideration has been considered.
This design has worked extremely well from Premature Newborns to the Larger Lambs hitting the ground.
The front of the rug you just slip over the head of the Newborn there are no buckles or clips to do up. The front is put together with a very soft UV treated Lycra it will give to accommodate the chest of the newborn and has enough stretch as the Lamb grows.
It’s important that if you place any type of rug on your newborns not to restrict their movement. Therefore, we have a gap in the front of our rugs to allow the newborn to be able to fully extend their front legs when wanting to get up.
The “U” Cut
Our rugs have been designed with a “U” cut in the tail section of the rug. This allow the birthmother to easily I.D her offspring’s scent. Also, this keeps the weight off the tail dock to prevent any damage to the nerves in this area.
No Belly Strap
There is no belly strap around the centre of the rug which enables the birthmother to lick and clean her offspring’s umbilical cord and allows air flow to circulate in this area.
With male newborns this also stops them urinating on a belly strap which again could cause infection to the umbilical cord area more hygienic.
Our rug has been made for balance on your newborns so there isn’t any need for a belly strap.
Leg straps are made from a strong elastic that should see the life of the rug out, and the best thing is all you must do is slip their head through the front of the rug and pull their hind legs through the loop of the leg strap and adjust for comfort.
These are sewn into the hem of the rug, and they fasten onto “D” rings low on the rug keeping chills and drafts off the newborn.
The Outer Fabric
Keeping in mind that we didn’t want to make a rug that was heavy especially for newborns. We discovered a fabric that is waterproof/windproof and breathable. This fabric is as light as a feather.
This fabric is 5000/mm meaning that it is waterproof up to 5 metres of rain before it should leak. The liner of the out shell is 5000/gsm being that it will wick up to a square metre of moisture in a 24-hour block.
The membrane also in this fabric stops the cold from entering the fabric, this in turn keeps the newborn body temperature normal.
The Liner The Rug
The inner layer is a double-sided thermal fabric that wicks moisture away from the animal’s skin whilst circulating heat around the newborns body. This fabric works extremely well in cold conditions even if the animal is not active, it will keep the body heat circulating.
Both the outer layer and the liner have been treated against bacterial, mould and is odourless.
Being odourless this enables you to place the rug on multiple animals without the birthmother being confused over the scent of her offspring.
ICU Small Animal Rugs Are Safe to Place on Newborn Animals Still Wet with Amniotic Fluid
This is a bonus with our ICU Small Animal Rugs being able to place a rug on your newborn still covered in amniotic fluid.
Lamb Rugs Allrounder - Without Pouch for Heat Pad
- Gentle Machine Wash or Hand Wash
- Only use Liquid Detergent
- Can Use Liquid Washing Detergent
- Do Not Use Fabric Softener
- Do Not Use Any Bleach