My dp is 10+5 and the last few days one of dogs won't leave her side. Ally, this particular dog, has become incredibly protective of dp. Normally ally sleeps on the floor, but the last 3 nights she has jumped up on the bed and squeezed between dp and I and is sleeping with her head squished up against Dp's belly bump!
So... Has you dog started acting different when you were pregnant?
Do you think it's just that the dog can smell the changes in hormones? Or do you think a dog can hear the baby's heartbeat?
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21-07-2014 21:02 #1Senior Member
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Could your dog tell you were pregnant?
21-07-2014 21:12 #2
Not long after I fell pregnant my dog was constantly trying to sit on me/be next to me/near me all the time, and snifing my belly which she never does. I don't know if she could sense the change in hormones or something - maybe I smell different to her? She is a snuggly/sooky dog anyway but right now she is particularly bad. She definitely knows something is up and I wonder if she can sense it getting closer? Not sure.
21-07-2014 21:14 #3
Yup, my dog wouldn't leave me alone and the cat got in on the act as well. That was the end of being allowed to use the toilet in peace lol
21-07-2014 21:17 #4
My dog didn't act any differently but then we realised i would have already been pregnant when we collected him as a puppy.
The cat was a completely different story. She's not normally cuddly or really that nice of a cat. All of a sudden, in the hottest of hot weather, she couldn't get enough of me. Wanted to sit on my tummy constantly and still sits at my feet if she can't be next to me.
21-07-2014 21:17 #5Member
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Yeah my dog kept sniffing my laundry basket every morning and started sleeping on the bed when he usually sleeps on the floor. Definitely think he knew before me.
21-07-2014 21:24 #6
Yep! He became very protective of me and would follow me around all day at home. He started sleeping outside our door tried to sit on me when we had people over. The day before I was induced he wouldn't leave me alone and would cry if I closed the bathroom door. He ended up jumping in the shower with me that day and I was so annoyed LOL.
21-07-2014 22:19 #7
I think so. One of my dogs is a very excitable staffy who jumps up all over everyone (despite us consistently discouraging it for the past 7 years!) but as soon as I was pregnant she would not jump at me. A few times she came up & lifted her front feet up as if she was going to but seemed to think better of it and didn't. Once bub was born she seemed to think it was ok do it again. Amazing how they just know.
16-08-2014 20:42 #8
Yep. He started following me more than normal, looked lost a lot, wanted more attention and affection. They are so smart
16-08-2014 21:08 #9
My dog would not leave my side... Except to steal my undies from the laundry! Went back to normal after dd was born lol
16-08-2014 21:57 #10Senior Member
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Yep knew before I did, she was obsessed with my tummy and at every opportunity had her head on my belly. Oddly, dd never once kicked her, the second my dog's head touched my belly she always stopped kicking. One day I almost passed out at the shops due to blood pressure problems and when I got home I lay on the couch while a frantic dog sniffed me head to toe then sniffed my belly as hard as she could. I tried to get up to go to the bathroom but she put her paws on my shoulders and growled softly so I lay down. She let me up an hour or so later and has never behaved that way before or since
Dd is almost 3 and they are utterly obsessed with each other, our dog's name was her first word, our dog learnt peekaboo (hides then jumps up and goes 'awoooo'), goes on the slide (any size, if dd does it then the dog will follow her every time), trampoline, in the sandpit, plays tea parties (she gently chews the plastic food and tries to hold the cup in her mouth) and both are utterly miserable if separated. It's adorable, and a little amazing
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