No, I’m not currently pregnant guys…CHILL. This is a question I asked myself when I first became pregnant back in 2014. I would always wonder “can my dog sense that I’m pregnant?” because he definitely started acting a lot different like he knew what was going on. I’m no vet or anything, but I’m pretty sure that my dog could sense that I was pregnant.
I’m sure a lot of you are probably wondering the same thing if you are currently pregnant and you have a dog or another pet. Your dog is probably acting noticeably different as well huh? Well, your dog has noticed that you are acting differently too! You may be all moody, napping more, randomly talking to your belly while rubbing it, being extra careful, a change of routine, and so much more. Your dog pays a lot of attention to you and he is there every step of the way with all of those extra trips to the bathroom, the fridge, and the couch lounging!
Dogs are super smart if you didn’t notice that already. Their senses are totally better than ours of course. For example, my dog can always sense when someone is at the door way before I can. They are just built that way and that is so awesome to me! I wonder if my dog knew that I was pregnant before I did….hmmm…LOL.
My Dog’s Behavior During Pregnancy
Simba was SUPER CLINGY when I became pregnant. He would not leave my side. I mean I guess you could say he was already clingy before I was pregnant, but he became even more clingy to me. My shadow was no longer my shadow…my shadow was my dog! He also would curl up close to my belly or lay his head there. He also became pretty OVER protective of me…even with my husband LOL it was actually pretty funny and cute that his little self was trying to make sure nobody messed with me and the baby. We did make him calm down some with the OVER protectiveness because he acted like he did not even want my HUSBAND near me…so yeah, he had to CHILL. My dog’s behavior definitely let’s me know that he knew that I was pregnant.
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As you can see Simba was ALWAYS by my side whether I was lounging or working. He was my protector as well as the baby’s protector. He is the best guard dog ever don’t you think? Simba didn’t jump on me as much or anything…he’d rather just lay gently on me. It was so cute. I loved to see how Simba acted throughout my pregnancy. It was very interesting to watch. It’s even more interesting to see him actually interact with the baby now. He is so gentle and patient. I love it! So what do you think? Do you think a dog can sense pregnancy?
How did your dog or other pet act when you were pregnant (or currently pregnant)? Could you dog sense that a family member or friend was pregnant? How did your pet act around them? Share in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!