do you think pets can sense pregnancy?

Kale - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my cat has been acting very strange. whenever I go into the bathroom he either follows me and watches me closely the entire time or he sits outside the bathroom and waits for me. Whenever I take a bath he is right there and if I lean towards the side of the tub he grabs whatever he can and bites trying to pull me out. In normal cases he would not go near the bathtub because he is so terrified of water. Also I stayed with my father for about 2 weeks and his dog would sit outside my door all night long. Even my father said it seemed like she was guarding it.

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Amanda - posted on 06/29/2012

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Yes I think they can. I had a bird (a small parrot) when I was pregant with my son. He was very protective over me before, but when I fell pregnant he wouldn't let anyone near me and would sqwak and chase people away if they were in the room.

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Ronda - posted on 07/03/2012

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My cat knew I was pregnant and she started avoiding me when I began to show. This was a cat that would sleep with me, follow me around, and cuddle me on the couch. She went from that to nothing. She had a bad attitude toward the baby when she was born. She avoided me when I had the baby in my arms and even try to push the baby away. I was so sad!! I didn't know what to do. I kept trying with her until my daughter was 10 months and the vet, knowing our situation advised me to give her up. :( I let her go with my step-son who was moving out on his own at that time. It was, and still is heartbreaking. I wish she would not have made me choose between her or the baby.

Kale - posted on 07/01/2012

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I was at a house who had two dogs a male and a female and the male was very protective of me and was right by my side a lot.. or whenever I would make eye contact with him he would run over to me and sit or stand right next to me the female didnt really seem to care that much though

Firebird - posted on 06/29/2012

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Yep. My ex's cat HATED me when we first started going together. She would hiss and run away every time I went near her. lol As soon as I was pregnant though, she went all sweet and nice and started sleeping beside my stomach when ever I was lying down.

Louise - posted on 06/29/2012

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My dog followed me every where and was very protective of me and when the baby was born she would sit by his cot and come and get me if he was awake and needing attention. She never left the babies side and would guard him all the time.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/29/2012

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Yes, I absolutely do. They are showing you they know something is different.

Tina - posted on 06/29/2012

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They certainly do. I know my inlaws dogs acted different with me. Kind of sooky like I guess.

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