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How to Prepare Your Pet for a New Baby


When you bring a newborn into your home, you'll need to prepare your family pet for the infant's arrival. From noise desensitization to smell introduction, here are the pet training tools you need to encourage harmony between baby and pet.

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6:42AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

They need the preparation like the human

7:10PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

pets are amazing. So are kids! I love my little boy, and both of our dogs, and my perfect kitty too!

10:26AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

3:56PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Thanks

4:19AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I think you also have to learn kids how to love and pet the animal, so your pet gets respect and not pain of course :P. May take a while, but my parents told me I myself got it very quick when I was little and was very sweet with dogs, cats, rabbits, goats.....

4:10AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I'm never having kids so my cats dont have anything to worry about. Thats a good thing, anyways, because kids tend to chase my cats or pick them up wrong.

2:18PM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Thanks.

2:31AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

My baby should be coming this week(due in 4 days) and we bought our dog a stuffed animal we will lay close to the baby the first days and then give to our dog, so he knows the smell before their big meeting when we come home.

2:10AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Great video!! When I was pregnant with my first child, Sara I used a book called Tell Your Dog You're Pregnant: An essential guide for dog owners who are expecting a baby. It was really helpful and came with a CD of sounds. Max (my fur child!) took some time to get used to the sounds but the book helped on how to do it. Maybe that will help someone else!

10:14PM PST on Nov 12, 2012

No interest in a planet with a gizillion human beings to add one more. Pets are easier & more loving!

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