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Dangerous Dog Treats:
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You Treat Your Pup
Domestic Cat Breeds
Indoors Or Outdoors:
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Keeping Your Pet Safe In
The Warm Weather Months
Kids And Pets
To Co-Exist Peacefully
The Importance of
The Toys Cats Will
Tips For Bathing Your
Training Your Cats or
Kittens With Positive Reinforcement
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|Teaching Kids And Pets
possible for children and pets to coexist in the same household, peacefully.
Many people mistakenly disregard their pets needs or return their pets to the
animal shelter as soon as they start having children. They fear that the cat or
dog will not get along with the new child and it will result in biting or
scratching. This is very rarely the case and if you take the time to introduce
your pets to your children properly, your kids and pets can live in harmony.
One of the biggest concerns that new parents have when it comes to
pets in the home is how it will react to a baby. Many of the old wives tales
such as cats sucking the breath out of babies simply are not true. In fact,
many cats and dogs readily accept a new child into the home and become fiercely
loyal and protective over the baby.
When you bring your baby home from
the hospital, you should introduce your pet to your new baby. Of course, these
introductions need supervision. Allow your cat or dog time to sniff your child
at his or her own pace. Make the introduction pleasant for your cat or dog. In
most cases, your cat or dog will not give your baby a second thought. Allow
your pet to adjust to the new situation on his or her own terms. When a baby
comes to the house, it is an adjustment for everybody.
The other thing
that you might want to consider doing when you bring a baby into the home is to
make sure that your cat or dog is properly groomed. This includes trimming your
dog or cat nails. Your dog may want to put a paw on your baby. If his or hers
nails are long and sharp, your dog may accidentally scratch your infant. While
you can never eliminate pet hair from your home, if your dog or cat is clipped
and brushed it will certainly help your home stay a little cleaner. Many new
parents also worry about allergies. The fact is, many studies have shown that
children who are exposed to pets from a very young age, actually have less pet
allergies than children who are not exposed to pets.
Another good idea
is to make sure that your pets do not have access to your baby's room during
naptime or at night without supervision. While your pet probably means no harm
to your child, pets are naturally curious. A cat may jump into your infant
crib, or with large dogs could easily knock a bassinet or cradle over. You
should always supervise your pet when it is around your new baby at all times.
Most of all, you should try to make sure that you are still spending quality
time with your pet. This especially pertains to dogs, which are used to playing
in the backyard and going for walks.
As your child grows, you need to
begin teaching your child proper pet etiquette. If your dog or cat has learned
to respect your child, then your child also needs to learn to respect your pet.
Teach your child from a young age that they should never pull or yank a cat or
dog's tail or ears. Your child can learn proper pet etiquette even at a very
young age. You will also want to teach your child to respect your pet's space.
This includes making sure that your child understands that he or she should
never wake a sleeping pet.. This could cause your pet to become startled and
could result in biting or scratching. However, if they do they should very
gently snuggle up to them and wake them up with a soft touch and a kiss. In
addition, you will want to make sure that your child understands to stay out of
your pet's food, water and litter box. Your child will be naturally curious, so
it is always best to give your pet some private space away from your child.
There are many things you can do to make sure that children and pets
coexist peacefully. Your children and pets need to learn to respect each other
from the very beginning. There is no reason to get rid of your cat or dog just
because you now have a child in the home
because they are family
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