Anyone here with Pets?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Pluto13, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Pluto13

    Pluto13 Well-Known Member

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    Im the proud owner of 5 dogs, a parrot and about 50 birds mostly canaries and finches...

    Now it has been suggested to me that we GET RID of the animals:growlmad: by a few people and this is something Im deffo NOT doing these animals are my life and my loves

    Is anyone having similar battles?
     
  2. dadandmom2be

    dadandmom2be Expecting Our 1st!!

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    we only have 2 dogs but the only real health concerns I have ever found were regarding cats and their litterbox......assuming all your "little children" are in a controlled environment I would think everything would be fine.....we certainly couldn't get rid of our "furry kids"
     
  3. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I have two cats and I did hear a few suggestions that I get rid of them early on in my pregnancy. I told them what I thought of that idea and they all shut up pretty quickly about it :rofl:
     
  4. Pluto13

    Pluto13 Well-Known Member

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    well we were told that the dogs will attack the baby!!!

    for gods sake! if people are stupid enough to think I would have the dogs anywhere near a baby ARGH!

    It winds me up so much, I wouldnt part with my furkids for anything...

    I've had 3 people ask me what Im going to do with the dogs!
     
  5. bump#1

    bump#1 Well-Known Member

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    I've a very mad dog. I have no intentions of giving him up. I just think you need to be extra careful once LO is born. I wouldn't give them up.
     
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    misskat29 Well-Known Member

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    I've 2 dogs and a cat and they are not going anywhere! They may not be as high up on the priority list when baby arrives but we'd be lost with out them
     
  7. hopeforamirac

    hopeforamirac Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 cats and 2 lizards :)
     
  8. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    I could never part with my cats- NEVER!
    We have a littler tray too but OH cleans that out so i'm not worried :) x
     
  9. hopesanddream

    hopesanddream Sierra & # 2 on the way

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    I have 1 dog and 2 cats, everyone keeps telling me to give the cats away. No way these are my 4 legged kids, my husband even wants to send them to my parents farm for a few months. But i think it will be harder for everyone to adjust later, so my pets will stay put, everyone will need to get used to the baby, might as well start right off the jump.
     
  10. Pluto13

    Pluto13 Well-Known Member

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    what kind of Lizards do you have?

    I think people who dont have animals find it difficult to understand the bond we have with our much loved pets. Its ashame so many animals get dumped when baby comes along :(
     
  11. excited2bmom

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    You couldn't pay me enough to get rid of my dog, I love her so much! The only thing I do kinda worry about is allergies but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
  12. sarahhoney

    sarahhoney Mummy to Dylan

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    Don't get me wrong I do worry from time to time about my dog with the baby but I plan on being very organised and bringing a babygrow home from the hospital etc from him to smell.

    Babygates will be up early so he's used to them etc x

    He's family and deserves the respect and attention of knowing the baby is coming x
     
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    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    i have 2 dogs a cat & horse

    the biggest issue is the horse people are assuming im going to get rid of her cause of the baby which pissed me off

    x
     
  14. aflight84

    aflight84 Mummy to a princess x

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    OMG why would anyone suggest that!

    I have 2 dogs 2 cats and a rabbit and it would kill me to even think about getting rid!
    Stay stroung! x x x
     
  15. Pluto13

    Pluto13 Well-Known Member

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    why on earth would having a horse effect the baby? eh!

    I think so long as people are aware that no animal should be left alone with a child then you should have no problems. Obviously animals will be curious and this is only natural so its better that they get a proper introduction and learn boundaries!
     
  16. saffy1978

    saffy1978 Mummy to 5!

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    I have four dogs (getting number 5 puppy this weekend!), one cat and 2 hamsters. My pets aren't going anywhere!
     
  17. Pluto13

    Pluto13 Well-Known Member

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    what kind of dogs do you have and whats your new addition? you'll have caught up with me!
     
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    sabriena Well-Known Member

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    I personally have one dog but we have three dogs living here (We live with my family) and we also have about 5 cats. We wouldn't dream of getting rid of any of them due to a baby. My sister has her one year old here and he's been here since he was let out of the hospital and the dogs and cats all love him to death.

    By no means would I leave my baby around the dogs without my supervision. They have tempers just like we do. However, these are my furry babies and they're family.

    I couldn't imagine someone giving up their furry family members just because they're having a baby. In fact, it makes me mad when I hear it!
     
  19. hopefulfor09

    hopefulfor09 Well-Known Member

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    I have a dog - who is like a member of our family. LOL. he's pretty demanding but we love him dearly. Never in a million years would we even contemplate getting rid of him. Tell them to mind their own business. Most animals adapt to children - with the right training etc.
     
  20. saffy1978

    saffy1978 Mummy to 5!

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    We have cocker spaniels (they're working dogs) , and we getting a labrador pup! What do u have?
     

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