Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time, but the change can cause your cat or dog to be uneasy. Unfamiliar noises and smells plus a change in routine can all cause upset for your cat or dog.
Preparing to Bring a Baby Home
Before the baby arrives, make sure your pet’s environment is optimised:
Give your cat or dog Zylkene calming supplement in advance of the change to help them cope. This may be necessary further in advance than you might think. If you start to make changes in preparation for bringing the baby home, this change in routine could start causing your cat or dog to be uneasy before the baby arrives. Sooner rather than later is best.
When the Baby Arrives Home
If the techniques don’t seem to be working or you’re worried the problem is serious, you don’t have to solve the problem alone. Do seek professional advice from your vet or qualified behaviourist.
IMPORTANT – make sure your cat or dog is not able to reach the baby at any point and NEVER leave a baby unattended with a pet. Even an animal you know well can behave unpredictably.
Keeping Your Pet's Happy