3 Tips for Introducing Your Pet to Your New Baby

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Candie has been our family pet since 2005. I received her as a birthday present shortly after my husband and I were married. Fast forward to 2017. Candie is still with us today!

Candie is a calico cat. Calico cats are known to be a bit temperamental. My kids love their cat, but Candie still gets irritated easily when mmy very energetic kids are around. My youngest son is almost one and he adores Candie. He pays more attention to her than my girls did when they were babies. You can find him giggling at her and reaching for her any time he sees her. He’s fascinated with Candie. She’s kind of into him, too.

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Bringing home a new baby can be quite the adjustment for any pet. Candie used to rule the house alone when we first got her. Then we added one child, then another, and then a third child. With every new baby came new adjustments for Candie. She needed to get used to the new noises, smells, baby gear, etc. (Candie LOVES to try to crawl into and sleep in just about everything that’s made for a baby including bassinets, baby swings, bouncer seats, car seats, etc. In fact, she thinks they belong to her and gets a little upset when we remove her from these areas.)

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Baby boy is almost walking now and that means even more adjustments for Candie. When she’s trying to sleep peacefully on the couch, baby boy loves to try to pull on her and pat at her because he’s now pulling up and trying to walk on his own. This is something new for both baby and Candie and these actions can overwhelm Candie.

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We also moved to a new location recently and we travel more as a family. This means that Candie must adjust to traveling with us in a tiny crate with minimal space to move around. To help with the adjustments of having a new baby in the house and the fact that we travel a lot more now, we choose Zylkene to help Candie with the new changes in her environment.

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Zylkene is a balanced behavior supplement for dogs and cats containing a unique, milk-derived ingredient that promotes calmness. Zylkene is clinically proven to relax and calm your cat or dog without causing sedation or drowsiness. We used Zylkene when introducing Candie to new things such as welcoming home baby and for our recent cross country move to a new location. We will have it on hand during this upcoming 4th of July because Candie may be frightened by the loud sound of fireworks! These supplements can also help when loading your pet up for vet visits or if they get nervous when they are home alone.

Zylkene can be administered once daily, either whole (capsule) or opened and mixed with food at one daily meal time. You can find Zylkene at your veterinary clinic or online. Visit the Zylkene website for details or ask your veterinary clinic for it by name.

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If you have a new baby coming home soon and you think your pet will need help adjusting to the new changes, consider these great tips below:

  1. Create a space for your pet to retreat to when you arrive home with your new baby. Include items like blankets or towels that have a familiar smell. Include toys/scratching posts.
  2. Incorporate Zylkene into your pet’s diet to help him/her cope with the changing environment.
  3. Try and involve your pet with the new baby routines. For example, offer your pet a treat before feeding or changing the baby. This associates the baby with a positive experience.

Bringing home baby for the first time can be a pleasant experience for pets if you take some time to plan ahead. This will help to ensure that your pet’s needs are being met as well as baby’s needs! While you are here, be sure to Like My Happy Pets on Facebook and Follow My Happy Pets on Instagram. Watch my short video below, too!

Zylkene is ideal for pets to help cope with various challenging situations, such as loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms), traveling with pets, etc. Ask for Zylkene by name at your veterinary clinic, or purchase it online.

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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received Zylkene products for my own personal review. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.If your pet’s behavior changes suddenly in any way, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. He or she can rule out any underlying medical issues as well as make additional recommendations. Consult your veterinarian before giving your pet Zylkene. Follow the recommended administration on the package, unless otherwise instructed by your veterinarian.





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