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Do you think its possibly that dogs can tell when baby is coming??
I feel like this past week, Niko has been horrible!!! I take him out like 3 times starting at 7am til 11am for a good 25 minutes each time and he goes to the bathroom all times about 5 times peeing and one poop one of those times, but yet he still is able to go around and pee in the house (like markings) and POOP!!! I am going to go nuts!!!
I know mine sense something, especially my pug. He has been so snuggly with me lately it's crazy! He's usually a mama's boy anyway, but it's even worse now. I think he knows something will be changing soon and he wants to get all his mommy time in. He also has been snuggling my belly a lot lately, where he usually snuggles by my legs.
My dog went through the pottying in the house thing for about a week too but then she got over it....now she is so cuddly I can't stand it!! She is my husbands dog normally but she follows my everywhere...she won't even go to bed until I do! My husband told me this morning that I was stealing his dog and it wasn't fair lol
Me 25(Adventure Planner for River Expeditions) DH 41(Dislocated Miner 4 months unemployed )
Parents to 4 awesome kiddos
DSS J: 21 ADHD
DSS K:10 ADHD, Disruptive Behavior Disorder
DD A:3 Autism, Global Developmental Delays
I know my lab has been different with me since I've been pregnant...more interested in sniffing certain impolite areas... LOL (she never does this!) She's also been a bit more gentle with me in the past few days...as if she senses something is changing soon...
I've been wondering this as well. Normally our two dogs are angels, but this past week I have been ready to take them to the pound! lol They have been barking at everything, whining a LOT, they both always want in my lap *which they never did before*, our big dog has been caught chewing on the baby things which is so not like him. I told DH that I think they know the baby will be here soon.
I am convinced animals know......we have cats and every time I have been pregnant they want to lay on my stomach constantly! One will even stand there and meow at me as loud as she can when she wants to lay on me and I am not sitting down! I know they sense something.....
My dogs were how i knew i was pregnant. They ALWAYS sleep curled up next to my boyfriend b/c he puts out more heat than me and will let them sleep 1/2 on top of him. When i was pregnant the first time (i miscarried) they both switched sides of the bed and slept curled up next to my stomach. After i miscarried they went back to sleeping next to him. A couple of months later they randomly started sleeping next to me again. The only other time they had done that was when i was pregnant so i went to the store and bought a test and yup i was preggo.
My second miscarraige i knew what was happening so i immediately went to bed and my cat spent 4 hours laying on my stomach...this cat rarely even lets me touch him, neverless cuddles with me.
Yesterday my younger pit, Harley, was acting super super strange. I was hoping she sensed the baby coming but i think her tummy just hurt her (daddy spoils her rotten when im not around and i later found out he had been given out left over hamburgers).
Hunter, Amelia, and Annalise
Well, it's a proven fact that animals can sense biological changes in humans. Their sense of smell is a big part of it, but they're also a lot better at reading human body language that most humans are. They can tell our emotions before we can sometimes. Since pregnancy (the beginning, middle, AND end) come with tons of biological changes, it would make sense that dogs and cats (and even horses) would pick up on some of them and know something is different.
I had a border collie mix for a few years that was always jumping on me when I walked past him. Like the excited "OMG PET ME" jumping. I spent two years trying to break him of this, but it just wasn't happening. But when I hit the second trimester with DS, he all of a sudden stopped jumping on me. He still jumped on every one else, but never on me. After the baby was born he went back to jumping on me, but never when I was holding the baby. (he ran away when DS was a few months old and never came home. and yes.. I cried for days.)
I wouldn't say my dogs have been especially poorly behaved. Then again, we just got one back from my sister's, and the other is still recovering from a pretty vicious dog fight.. but they seem normal to me.
Also, to Niko's mom - if he doesn't usually mark in the house, or pee that frequently, you might want to have him checked for a UTI. His peeing could be behavioral, and probably is, but it could be a medical issue also.
My little cat wont leave me alone this past week, she has always slept next to me, but now she sleeps on my stomach, and when my friend went to touch my bump, Ali growled at her!, also like the pp said, she meows constantly until I sit down and she curls up on my bump and starts to purr, which makes the baby move!, DH said when shes born we´ll have to put the bassinet on vibrate so she thinks the cat is still guarding her!!
They can deffinatly tell, during pregnancy we let off some different hormone that animals pick up on.
Last night I was led on the sofa(on my side) and because my tum was in the way my cat decided she would curl up on my side, it was cute she had her front paw down my bump as if hugging it, since being pregnant she has forever got her paws on my tum!!!
Thanks ladies, I brought him to the vet and they checked him out everything came back fine, for the past two days since DF has been home during the day with me, even my parents Niko hasn't done anything in the house!!!
But he has been awfully cuddly with DF and I this weekend!