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My cats have both been acting very out of character since the week I got my BFP. The girl cat, who is usually a bit skittish, has taken to running from me/hiding from me constantly, and growling if I manage to pick her up. The boy cat, on the other hand, has become extra snuggly - I can just barely manage to keep him out of my lap... and he sleeps at night with his head rested on my lower stomach.
Animals can definitely sense the hormonal changes we're going through right now. My vet actually warned me about it last fall when he overheard DH & I saying something about TTC. He also said that the animal behavior should level out as it adjusts to the new hormone levels, etc.
Both of our female cats have been way beyond clingy....one literally follows me from room to room....at least one of them is trying to sleep on my all the time....I heart by fur babies...but really enough is enough.....maybe they are afraid I will be less available in the near future.....I would check with your vet about options for your dog....for cats they make feliway which is like a calming glade plug in for kitties...it's supposed to soothe nervous kitties....they may have something similar for dogs.....
caprocornia:July, we have the same problem as you. It started when I got my BFP, and has continued since. It's a bit better, but it's still going on. We asked the vet about it, and she said it's not unheard of. She said all we can do is work with her. The hard part is catching her as it happens. Typically, we find it after the fact, which does no good because then it doesn't mean anything. If we do catch it right as it's happened, we do the typical "No. Bad," and one of us will take her out. Good luck. If you hear any other good ideas, please PM me and let me know!
YES!!! Last night I walked into the kitchen and nearly wiped out on a puddle (I caught myself on the table thank God). It is so weird. He has never peed in the house (unless it was raining outside).
MichelleL1118: The boy cat, on the other hand, has become extra snuggly - I can just barely manage to keep him out of my lap... and he sleeps at night with his head rested on my lower stomach.
The boy cat, on the other hand, has become extra snuggly - I can just barely manage to keep him out of my lap... and he sleeps at night with his head rested on my lower stomach.
My 2 male cats (brothers) spent about a month fighting over this sleeping spot. It started about 4 days before my BFP and tapered off about 2 weeks ago.
my girl cat, who is usually SUPER B!TCH, has all of the sudden become a love bug. A TOTALLY different cat! If I didn't know better, I'd think my husband had her replaced with a nicer clone...
I have two cats and the entire time I've been pregnant, their attitudes have changed. The male cat who is usually a momma's boy has become more clingy. He constantly lays with his head on my stomach and at night he will lay on the bed at my feet.
The female cat, who usually has nothing to do with anyone else, has even become more affectionate. When I'm not home, she'll sit in my husband's lap all day when he is. It's almost as if her behavior is adapting to the way it 'should be' if there was a child in the house. Much more tolerant and more loving.
When I first found out and had gotten a confirmation back at five weeks for about a month, they both slept on the bed. On top of me! And while that was awfully annoying and hot, it showed me they really do learn to adopt. The two never sit together, let alone lay together. She's a fiesty beast and he's afraid of her. But when they realized I was pregnant, it didn't matter.
I have four fur kids and three of them have all changed behaviors! The eldest, an 19 year old Persian is beyond caring and just continues to nap all day and demand scratches. The younger cat has become a total snuggle bug. EVERY time I lay down and bed she hops right up and curls up on my belly and starts to purr. Its hysterical, as if she is trying to incubate the little one! Its always a good laugh with the baby kicks her and she hops off and stares at my belly accusingly.
Of the dogs, the younger cockapoo (still a puppy really) adopted a little stuffed dog and carries it around everywhere. When she settles down, she'll plop it between her paws and groom it like its her own baby. She hasn't done that in a few months though.
Our goldendoodle, a 2 year old male has become my 'superprotector' though. He was always a mamma's boy but now he has take it to a whole new level. He constantly checks on me, even going so far as to stick his head into the shower when I am in there to make sure I'm ok. When we go to the dog park, he dosent run around anymore. He just sits right next to me and 'guards' me. An over zealous Boxer who jumped up on me to say hello, ended up pinned to the ground with Chester's (my dog) jaws at his throat. Yikes! Good thing he released on my shout and the other owner was just applogetic that his dog pounced a 8 month pregnant lady!
Both my mom (who lives all the way across the country) and my cat (who just turned 1 yr) knew I was PG before I did! My little kitty has always been a sucker for attention, but now it seems like she's gotten even more demanding than before, always crying like she wants something but she already has everything. Before I got PG, she would sleep on my legs. But when I was PG, before my BFP, she started sleeping on my tummy. She still tries to sleep on my tummy but it got too awkward for both of us...too heavy on me, and too weird for her when the baby kicks (her purring usually starts the kicking). She also purrs now if she's just next to me, I don't even have to look at her or touch her!
I can think of two reasons that your dogs would pee all over in response to your PG: Good: they are overexcited, Bad: they are territorial and not ready to accept a new member in the pack. It's a good idea to check with your Vet on this if you haven't already to make sure that it's for good reasons and not bad.