Many pregnant pet owners have on numerous times confirmed that both dogs and cats become quite attentive towards them by staying on the side. They go ahead to follow them everywhere which although sweet, could be uncomfortable at times.
Well, your pet might not be aware of how many weeks pregnant you are, but they are certain that a new member will be joining the family. Interestingly, these wonderful animals can read your body language such as the changed walking posture, mood and even your change in routine like extra naps. They are also quick to notice that other members of the family are treating you differently and with extra care.
According to Petful veterinarians, dogs tend to demonstrate most of these behaviors as compared to cats. These experts claim that the two most important senses in canines are smell and hearing. In fact, the dog’s sense of hearing is even keener that that of human beings. That is why they can hear human babies crying in the womb as from the 28th week of pregnancy.
Advanced research has also shown that dogs can detect cancers in the human body and therefore, it comes as no surprise that canines can hear fetal movements of an unborn baby in the womb. Petful further states that dogs can hear ultrasound waves at a range of around 50000 to 65000 cycles per second whereas human beings can only hear at 20000 cycles per second.
How then do you show the pet that you appreciate?
The worst thing you can ever do to your pet is rejection or show them less attention just because you are expecting a more intelligent little one. Be sure to show them that you care since cats and dogs that are rejected play bad behaviors such as urinating on beds and other places in the house. Definitely, that’s the last thing your nausea wants now. Furthermore, cat litter is known to bring about the risk of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women.
Considering that the pet does not want to leave your side, then it’s time you let it bond with the unborn baby. One such way is getting the UnbornHeart fetal Doppler. This special home gadget is designed to allow pregnant women listen to their babies’ heartbeats, record them and also share the recordings with loved ones. For the sake of your pet, record the beats and play aloud for them to hear. Well, they might not quite understand all that science but it surely feels good.
Meanwhile, be aware that life will change after the new baby lands, but pets adapt quite easily. The pet remains a good friend and research actually shows that pets can help boost your mood, avoid depression, improve immunity and even balance your blood pressure. However, be sure to keep up to some routines the pet was used to such as walks and showing them some love.