When your four legged baby has to make room for a new two legged arrival, sometimes the transition can be tricky. Although your pets can vocalize their jealousy of your bundle of joy, they can act out in other ways, which can be disruptive and inextreme case harmful to your baby.
On this month's Pet Talk, Dr. Lisa Hess, DVM, provides techniques that parents can implement to prepare their furry babies for the new addition to the family.
Tips from Dr. Lisa Hess:
1. Be aware of pet body language
2. Dogs must know basic voice commands
3. Claim your baby's scent
4. Establish boundaries around the nursery
5. Control the introduction
6. Never leave a new baby and pet unsupervised
7. Pets should have a quiet place to go
8. Give lots of praise to your pet
9. Child's safety comes first