Pregnant pet owners often have a lot of questions and worries when it comes to bringing a baby into a home thats already ruled by a beloved pup. Help them create an environment thats safe for both the dog and the baby with this free veterinary resource.
First things first: Never (ever) ask your client if she's pregnant.
But if your client volunteers this information, be prepared to provide her with helpful advice (instead of a pregnant pause).
This handout from Fetch dvm360 speaker Sarah Wooten, DVM, was designed with dog moms in mind who might have some concerns about bringing a baby into a home that's already ruled by a pup or two. Here are just a few of the questions it covers:
Should I be concerned that my dog will make me sick?
What behavior issues should I try to fix before the baby arrives?
What can I do to start getting my dog used to a baby?
Should I get a second dog so that my dog feels less ignored when the baby comes?
If my dog growls at the baby or shows other signs of aggression, do I need to get rid of him?
Your pregnant client will already have a lot on her mind, so giving her this handout (or sending her a link to the PDF via email) allows her to digest the material at her own pace and refer to it when needed.
Click on the image below to download a free printable copy.