need some advice, our 3 yo American Bulldog is having tough time adjusting to my 2 week old son. She is stressed and anxious and has had diarehha for over a week. We took her to vet to make sure there wasn't anything else going on...put her crate and bedding away from the baby's pack and play to give her space and i have my neighbor walking her every day to get her out of the house...I will be honest, my days are so crazy I don't have a ton of time which is why I have my neighbor helping. My husband walks her again and give her extra love when he gets home. Is this just a waiting game? Vet says she is fine, just needs time...anyone else have other suggestions of how to ease her stress????
Re: Anyone out there with newborn and dog?....
It's a new world for them with new sights & smells. Give him time.
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The brown rice and ground chicken suggestion is great for an upset tummy. I doubt you're up for cooking but maybe a friend could help with that. You can also give dogs a spoonful of pepto bismol every once and a while for a really bad tummy ache.
What did you do to prepare her for the baby? How did you introduce them?
I would call a dog trainer/behaviorist in your area and do an in home consultation. I'm betting they will suggest positive association like giving treats when she interacts with the baby, etc. and never punish her for acting out/having accidents especially during a time like this. Mostly these things just take time.
Your pup will be fine. Imagine it like any other disruption for him, like moving or getting new food (okay, that might be upsetting for HIM only XD); he needs time to adjust. You're doing great having others play with him and walk him - he'll love that attention the best!