Preparing Your Pet for the New Baby: 18 Ways to Do it Right

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Patty Onderko on Jun 10, 2011 at 4:31PM

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Preparing Your Pet for the New Baby: 18 Ways to Do it Right

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Cut Down on the QT

Slowly reduce the time you spend with your pet in the weeks leading up to your due date. Though you may feel like you should lavish the attention on your dog before the big day, it’s better for him in the long run to get used to spending less time with you. That way, it won’t be such a shock when you bring your newborn home, says Heidi Ganahl, the CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow, a national dog-boarding chain.

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