towels under fleece?

cavycorner

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so i was thinking of using towels under the fleece as they seem like they do a good job. however i’m concerned that they will smell easily, considering there isn’t much airflow between the layers? and i also feel like towels would take a while to dry. should i put towels, then puppy pads, then fleece, or swap the pp and towels? or would puppy pads be fine by themselves? thanks
 

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Puppy pads with fleece on top is perfectly fine. If you use the puppy pads then there is no need for towels at all. puppy pads are plastic backed so there would be no point in putting towels underneath the puppy pads as no moisture would penetrate the back of the puppy pad.
Many people do use towels with fleece on top, but I feel they can sometimes be problematic as once they are wet and over saturated and if they don’t dry, then they can will possibly allow moisture back though to the fleece.
 

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Puppy pads with fleece on top is perfectly fine. If you use the puppy pads then there is no need for towels at all. puppy pads are plastic backed so there would be no point in putting towels underneath the puppy pads as no moisture would penetrate the back of the puppy pad.
Many people do use towels with fleece on top, but I feel they can sometimes be problematic as once they are wet and over saturated and if they don’t dry, then they can will possibly allow moisture back though to the fleece.
that makes sense, thank you. i do have a loft area so most of the weeing and poop goes up there, but i’ll put some pee pads in corners and things :)
 

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Hi all. I am currently only using puppy pads under the fleece. I'm finding it's working well. Although I have noticed they aren't looking wet, but the fleece is also not soaking. But I'm wondering if maybe the fleece hasn't wicked properly? Fleece is not smelling I can leave them 5 days.
 

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Myself I use a layer of towels with puppy pads ontop then the fleece blankets. Works really well for me.
 
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