4 Tips to Prepping Your Pets for a New Baby

July 12, 2017

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If your pet’s behavior changes suddenly in any way, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. He or she can rule out any underlying medical issues as well as make additional recommendations. Consult your veterinarian before giving your pet Zylkene. Follow the recommended administration on the package, unless otherwise instructed by your veterinarian.




This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received Zylkene products for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

Expecting a baby? Everyone’s world suddenly gets turned upside down when a new baby arrives. This also includes your best furry friend! We tend to not think much of them when baby arrives as we are so focused on getting used to the newest addition ourselves or getting big brother or sister adjusted. However, they will need some time and ways to cope with the big change as well as a crying baby, new smells, and a new routine can make pets very uneasy.

The best thing that you can do for your furry friend is to help them to adjust before ever bringing baby home! Yes, this should start as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. It is never too early to prepare for a big change, right?

Here are my tips on introducing your dog or cat to a new baby:

1. Start training. Make sure obedience is instilled before the baby is born. This means all the basic commands such as sit, stay, leave it, lie down, wait, potty, etc. Having a trained pet will not only make things less hectic for you, it will also ensure that your dog will listen and be in control.

2. Use a baby doll. This might sound a bit silly, but it is a great visual way to help get your pet used to a new baby. Swaddle a baby doll in a blanket and carry it around the house for a bit, allowing your pet to see you and what you are doing. You may also begin practicing walking your dog with a stroller in hand so things will go smoothly when you have your actual baby seated.

3. Desensitize your pet to the new sounds and smells. Your pet might get a bit excited and curious once he hears a baby cry for the very first time. Pets are very focused in on their keen sense of smell and their hearing so it is important to not skip this step! You can simply go to YouTube or download an app to play baby cries and sounds. That way, the real thing won’t sound so alarming! As far as smells go, you can dab a bit of baby powder or oil onto your skin so that the pet will adjust to new smells. After baby is born in the hospital, have a relative take the blanket home before you arrive so the pet can adjust to the new smell of the actual baby.

4. Try using an all-natural calming supplement like Zylkene. By adding this into your pet’s diet, it can help him/her cope with the changing situation without making them drowsy. Zylkene is a balanced behavior supplement for dogs and cats containing a unique milk-derived ingredient that’s clinically proved to relax and calm your pet. Zylkene gives pet parents the power to help their pets cope with a variety of long-term and short-term situations such as: traveling, thunderstorms, fireworks, vet visits, new home, kenneling, adoption, grooming, and meeting new people.

Since my daughter is a bit older now and my dog is used to her, I now give him the supplement before he goes to the groomer. He hates his nails to be clipped and every time he takes a dose beforehand, his groomer mentions that he is a lot calmer than before. July 4th recently passed and it was the perfect time to use our Zylkene as well due to all of the loud bangs of fireworks.

You can find Zylkene at your veterinary clinic or even online. Visit the Zylkene website for details or ask your veterinary clinic for it by name. You can also check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for more information!

Disclaimer:

• Consult your veterinarian before giving your pet Zylkene. Follow the recommended administration on the package, unless otherwise instructed by your veterinarian.
• If your pet’s behavior changes suddenly in any way, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. He or she can rule out any underlying medical issues as well as make additional recommendations.

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