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One of my biggest concerns when I was pregnant with Harper was how my old pup, Scout, would welcome her into our life. I got him when he was only 10 weeks old, and he had years of having me all to himself. So of course, he’s always been very attached to me, and pretty protective. (And by “pretty protective,” I mean extremely very over-protective.)
I Googled, ordered books and asked anyone I could for tips on how to make sure my old dog would learn to love my new baby. And while it’s not always been smooth sailing, they have found their groove and have what could totally be considered a brother/sister relationship. (And let me tell you, these treats have helped!)
Here are a couple of tips to help prepare your pup for life with a new baby:
- Bring home a blanket from the hospital for your pup to smell and snuggle before the baby comes home.
- Have them “meet” outside the house, on neutral territory.
- Continue with your pup’s normal routines as much as possible.
- Make time for one-on-one snuggle and play time with your pup, away from the baby.
- Have patience and know they might not be best friends right away, but it will happen with time.
- Oh, and a little treat goes a long way… 😉
Like any man, the way to Scout’s heart is through his stomach. We learned early on that letting Harper give him treats helped ease his stress of having to share his mama.
And of course, since Scout is my first baby, I always want to give him the best. Dogs deserve treats made with the same quality of ingredients and care that we want with our food. Enter: Milo’s Kitchen home-style dog treats available at Meijer. They are made totally free of artificial flavors or colors, right here in the USA, and have 100% real chicken, beef, duck or sweet potato as the #1 ingredient. If that doesn’t tell my boy I love him, I don’t know what will.
I picked up the treats at Meijer and guess what? You can take advantage of this mPerks offer of 30% off Milo’s Kitchen home-style dog treats now through 10/7 (while supplies last) before you head into Meijer today!
Do you have any other tips to getting your pup and kiddos to live together in harmony? I would love to hear them!
Thanks for stopping by, sweet friends!
(This girl is too busy to have pretty nails.)
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