If nothing else, your dog getting awfully chummy all of a sudden might clue you in – you’re pregnant.
There’s been no scientific proof that dogs can sniff out a pregnancy – just a ton of circumstantial evidence. Take Peter Huoppi, who just wrote a column over at The Day about his pooch Remy’s transformation to “Velcro dog,” attached very suddenly to his wife, Jen. Three weeks after Remy couldn’t keep the paws off of her, Jen found out she was pregnant. Or the series of mothers talking about this subject last month at Cafe Mom – they’ve got pups with pregnancy-sensing powers, or so they say.
Besides the heightened sense of smell that could be picking up on hormonal changes, dogs can pick up on emotional changes. Most animal trainers say the dogs will sense a pregnancy and the protective side kicks into overdrive.
So if your dog has taken to sticking his snout anywhere YOU are, maybe it’s time to pick up one of those little pee-on-the-stick jobs and see if he’s trying to tell you something.
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