We have a 5 years old Garfield cat Julia. We are curious, how will the cat get used to have a little baby in her area, I hope she will be OK with that news :). Do you have any experiences with cat + little newborn?
Our dog is getting on in years, and it's apparent he won't have many years left with us. How can parents make it easier for their kids when the "day" finally arrives?
Your mood can change on a dime. Your feet are swollen, you have heartburn, you can't sleep, and you can't stay away from the bathroom for longer than fifteen minutes. A lot of discomforts come with the joy of pregnancy. Adding the flu to that could be overwhelming, or much worse.
I'm pregnant with my fourth.. Yes my fourth. Eleven weeks in and we are getting ready to move five hours away. In february. With a 2,3, and 6 year old. Pregnant for my fourth and my chihuahua just had five puppies.. Life is crazy.. So I bet your wondering how I deal with it?? Simple.. My husband helps and I just stopped being so picky. My house doesn't have to be spotless.
by Michele Brown
Custody of children is a hotly contested issue in many divorces, but many divorces also involve a heated debate about the custody of small furry children as well. If you're in a situation where custody of your pet is an issue, the first thing you need to do is understand what the law is.
Your first days, weeks and even months can be an emotional roller coaster!
Having just experienced the postpartum stage again for the fourth time, I can honestly say that sometimes even preparing does not seem to help. You are preparing for something you have no idea how it will present itself. Your birth is unpredictable, and so is postpartum.
After having already had three children and a houseful of dogs and cats I pretty much thought I was prepared for our fourth baby, Kelsyann. I'm an experienced Mom right?!? This should be easy.
Well boy was I wrong! From the beginning Kelsyann has been a needy baby. Nothing that worked with the others seemed to work for her. This has been interesting, frustrating and challenging at best!
Our baby is due this summer. I'm concerned how to prepare our pets for the arrival.
I have a 4-year-old cat who has been our little princess since we got her at 8 weeks old. She is spoiled absolutely rotten and is used to getting attention when she wants it. We also have a 150-pound Malamute/Wolf mix who is an absolute sweetheart but is incredibly hyper.
I am afraid of the dog crushing the baby and I am afraid of the cat having fits of jealousy. What should I do for them?
Dear Pet Expert,
A year ago my husband rescued a dog approximately 6 years old from an ice storm. She seemed to have been neglected when he found her. She has been a well-behaved dog except occasionally getting in the trash. Within the past month she has began to get into the trash within seconds of us leaving and her new trick is to get into the freezer and eat a pound of ground beef.