How to Prepare Your Pet for a New Baby

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For those who may not know, our family is expanding. Our son is due in August, close to 9 years after my now youngest was born. That means there’s bound to be a lot of changes coming soon, for all of us. Not only will my older kids have to get used to their newest sibling and all that goes along with a tiny infant, but our pets are in for a surprise, as well. Unlike the humans in our household, though, our dog and cat can’t speak in words to let us know how they feel.

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Since Snoopy and Bobby Chance, our dog and cat respectively, are already a bit on the skittish side, it’s important we not only make sure they feel included, but also safely prepare them as much as possible for what’s to come. We’re doing all we can for them, though, and that includes talking to our vet about Zylkene.

As 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. These vegetable capsules are well-accepted by both cats and dogs for convenient, once-a-day administration either whole or opened and mixed with food at one daily meal time.

Zylkene gives pet parents the power to help their pets cope with a variety of long-term and short-term situations. Situations like bringing home a new baby. We’ve also compiled some tips for before and after baby arrives to make sure the meeting between pet and new sibling goes smoothly, too.

Tips on How to Prepare Your Pet for a New Baby

Before Baby Arrives: Arrange to have a pet sitter on-call for when the big day comes. Create a space for your pet to retreat to for when you arrive home with baby. Include blankets, towels or old clothes to make it smell familiar and provide plenty of toys/scratching posts. Incorporate an all-natural calming supplement like Zylkene into your pet’s diet to help him/her cope with the changing situation without making them drowsy. Helping your pet adjust to changes in your home before your baby arrives can make the transition smoother, leaving more time for family bonding when the baby comes home. After the baby is born, have a family member take home one of your baby’s first outfits or blankets from the hospital so your pet can get used to the new smell by the time you arrive home.

When Baby Arrives Home: Make sure to get your pet’s attention as soon as you arrive home so they can be properly reunited with you. Try and involve your pet with all the new baby routines. For example, offer the pet a treat before feeding or changing the baby – this associates the baby with a positive experience. Ask visitors to acknowledge your pet before the new baby. This creates a positive experience for your pet associated with the new baby. Ensure your pet has plenty of toys as a distraction so they’re not tempted to chew on your new baby’s toys instead.

More about Zylkene

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.