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Readers Respond: How did you prepare your dog or cat for baby?

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From the article: Preparing Your Pet for Baby
Congratulations! You're going to have a baby. What does your pet think about that? If you're concerned about the answer to that question, realize that you are not alone. Many families wonder how best to prepare their pets for a baby. Do you do training? Do you get rid of your pet? Did you talk to other parents? What did you do in preparing your pets for a new baby? Share Your Tips

Be prepared for pet hair!

My dog sheds and so does my cat. I was used to pet hair and didn't think much about it. But once the baby was born, I noticed the hair a lot. And it bothered me, so I had to get a hair roller brush that picked up the hair. I became fanatical.
—Guest Ally76

Exercise!

I knew that my dog needed a lot of walks. When the baby came time was going to be limited. I paid a ten year old on my street to walk the dog once a day. He liked the pocket money and my dog loved the attention!
—Guest Khandi

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