(Closed) Did your pet notice that you were pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Our dog is just excited that i eat more…which means he gets more little tid bits. The cat has removed me from the “approved petters” list, she always sits/lays on my lap and purrs while i work at the computer, after she got kicked a few times by the baby she has not come back around, (she is tempermental anyways so i am sure she will get over it when the baby gets here).

I think that they sense something is up, there has been lots of rearranging and family visiting lately.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dog gets EXTREMELY upset when I throw up, if he’s still in bed he cries, and if he’s out in the house, he puts his nose to my cheek.  Which is really obnoxious, when I’m turbo-barfing.

But his most drastic new behavior is that I’ve caught him continuously trying to sneak in bed with us.  We don’t let him sleep in the bed (well let’s be honest, Darling Husband doesn’t, I let the dog in bed every morning after Darling Husband goes to work) but for the past month or so, the dog has been creeping into bed in the middle of the night.  Seriously, he doesn’t jump, he tiptoes, and curls up very tiny at the foot, between Darling Husband and I.  This is a new behavior, previously, he NEVER got in the bed when Darling Husband was home.

And the dog is a german shepherd, so for him to be so careful that he often doesn’t wake me is saying something.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

My shepherd definitely knew I was pregnant.  He always came into the bathroom to smell me pee (ick!).  It was pretty annoying but he wasn’t trying to be.  He also was really clingy and protective the whole time.  We let him come up on the bed until about month 8!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

What do you mean?  Pulling the leash?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of our dogs knew, the other (more of a puppy) had no idea..which doesn’t surprise me lol But, Buck became super cuddly during it, and everytime voices were raised (even if we weren’t arguing) he would come and sit right in front of me. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My dogs defintately knew.  They did the opposite of the protective thing and wanted nothing to do with me.  However, the night I went into labor all of a sudden my dog insisted on being next to me if not on me. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes my cat knew there was something different. After I was really visibly pregnant she really noticed because when she layed on me, the baby would kick her. She didnt like that to much but she layed with me anyways. She was a really good kitty!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think my boxer knows that something is different, but only because she usually lays in my lap when we watch tv, and all 60 pounds of her no longer fit.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My dogs were completely clueless.  They were still trying to sit my lap at 8 and 9 months pregnant.  And it’s not like they’re little dogs; they’re freaking 60 and 80 pounds!  They honestly couldn’t figure out why there wasn’t any room for them. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A friend of mine said her previously well-trained dog started acting out, having accidents indoors, etc very early in her pregnancy, and she was told (don’t know by who) that the dog can sense the pregnancy.  I guess she probably smelled different.  I don’t think my dogs have noticed.  

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