Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced a difference in their pets since they’ve been pregnant. I have two cats… a male and a female. The girl is usually super-cuddler and the boy could care less. Lately, however, I feel like my male cat wants to be another limb. He’s with me all.the.time. Sitting near me at night, in the bathroom in the morning, laying on me while watching tv… weird.
Anyone else notice their usually independent animal paying wayyyy more attention to you now that you’ve got a babe in there?! 🙂
Post # 3
Well, I’m not pregnant, but I did recently have a very minor surgery. When I came home (the same day) my kitty was like a permanent attachment to me. She knew something was up! She’s not a total independent cat otherwise, but she’s never nearly as cuddly as she was that day.
Post # 4
@LiliKitty: I agree. I noticed a change in my dogs after I had surgery. But it was actually the opposite….my dogs seemed almost timid around me. They are normally ALL over us, but they pretty much just stared at me really creepy like. My fiancé shut them out of the bedroom when he would leave so they wouldn’t jump on the bed, but they would manage to push the door open and just lay there and STARE.
Kind of random, but I have heard that dolphins can detect pregnancy and get very excited around pregnant women.
Post # 5
my cat is very clingy at the moment, from the moment i walk through the door. He has always liked his mummy cuddles at night however now he is supper cuddly like if i turn over and am not facing him, he will come and lay the other side of me. If i dont put my arm round him i get a paw in the face.
i wonder how he will react once baby arrives and our attention isnt fully on him- he got jealous when i bought the rabbits!
On the subject of rabbit they have also been following me around more lately and sitting next to me when im outside.
Post # 6
My cat seems more clingy, though he was so clingy before it’s hard to tell the difference. I’ve heard that pets (cats especially) have a tendency to know when you’re about to go into labor – so pay attention at the end to when they get clingy again! Could be a sign.
By the way – here are some tips from the ASPCA on cats and pregnancy (including how to help the cat get used to baby).
Post # 7
@iRun2004: Thanks for the info!! I’ll definitely have to read. Like I said, my male could usually care less about cuddling but he’s all over me and purring ALL the time. It’s kinda cute… I’ll take it! 🙂
Post # 8
Aw that’s kinda cute. 🙂 My cats know when I’m not feeling well and they’ll come find me and cuddle with me. Haha. I even had my girl cat spoon me once from behind when I was sobbing from hormones on the couch. She came up behind me and ‘hugged’ me like a human. Too cute.
Nice to read those tips on introducing a baby!
Post # 9
My pup definitely snoozes on the couch with me much more often than she did before. But maybe that’s just because I’M snoozing way more on the couch now.. LOL!!
My SIL swears that toddlers always know and try to climb on/step on/cling to you more and her daughter is always alllll over me the since we found out. It’s cute 🙂
Post # 10
My dog was clingy before, but now he’s worse. He lays on my belly and barks at anyone who comes near me. He follows me in the bathroom. Sits at the foot of the shower when I shower. He’s crazy!
Post # 11
@morkiemama: Everything you described has been my dog since day one! And not even just with us. When guests come over and use the bathroom, she cries at the door when they lock her out because Darling Husband and I don’t care and usually pee with the door open so she comes in too. She’s a sweetie though, when I was sick once and I was just camped out in the bathroom “in case” she came in and slept beside me the whole time. She follows me to the bath or shower even when my Darling Husband is downstairs on the couch and she could easily stay down there and play.
Get you used to mommyhood always having a cling on 😉
Post # 12
I was just talking to someone about this!!! I have two dogs who are both acting differently since I’ve been pregnant! One of them has to be sooooo close to me all the time. In fact, he fell off the bed last night trying to get closer to me to snuggle me. Even if he and I are the only ones on the couch, he’s sitting practically on top of me, usually very close to my stomach. My other dog is totally acting out!! She’s been acting up for the past week. She barks all the time – inside or out – and won’t listen to us. Usually she’s a very well behaved dog.
It’s so crazy to think that they can dectect these changes! Esp since I’m barely showing.
Post # 13
Pretty much since I realized I was pregnant my one dog has been more protective of me and watching out for me. He’s always been watchful, but now just about any noise sets him off. He has also been a bit more snuggly with me (he usually snuggles DH) and I’ve caught him several times sleeping with his head on my snoogle so he can be close.
One thing that has gotten worse is his attitude when Darling Husband touches me. He used to be tolerant of it, but would work if he felt left out. Now it seems if we even sit together he insists on sitting on top of us and getting close to me. He’s a mommas boy, always has been, but definitely more so now than before!
Our other dog could care less though. He’s still wild and crazy like before.
Post # 14
My cats are definitely more attentive of me since I got my BFP. My one girl kitty, loves to cuddle on my lap/belly when I sit on the couch, which she never really used to do, and my boy cat just follows me everywhere and insists on sleeping by my head now at night which is new. In fact, i just got done taking a shower where he stared at me for the entire time through the glass doors. Weirdo. lol. 🙂
Must be something in the preggo phermones that they can smell.
Post # 15
My German Shepherd will not leave my side. She’s gotten so clingy, more mellow, and very protective of me.
Post # 16
My cat is just as old and slow and sweet and sleepy as always but my six-year-old dog seems to be MUCH more attached and generally just more tender and sweet (though he’s always been tender and sweet!). I’m not sure if I’m giving off a different vibe or if he really can pick up on the hormonal changes but I like it! 🙂 The dog is going to be sooooo good with the baby when it comes. The cat? The cat won’t even move for the vacuum cleaner so I KNOW she’ll be fine. LOL.