im worried that my son is allergic to dogs. We have three at home that he absolutely loves and they love him. He dosent break out when they lick him or hes playing with him. However he does rub his head alot and has a horrible cough (which got noticably worse after crawling on the carpet) and a tendency to rub his eyes. Hes only a year old, how do I know if hes allergic? And could it be asthma?
If anyone is dealing with the loss of a family pet and wondering how to comfort their children during this process the book “Dog Heaven” is great to help them grieve and somewhat understand the loss of their pet. Also what helped us to communicate the death of our dog to our 3-year-old was to be honest and upfront, use the words “he died,” and say it’s ok to be sad or mad about it.
We have a 4.5 month old and want to be able to spend more time with her at her grandparents. They have a high energy curious golden lab and for now she stays in one of our arms, but as she starts wanting to play and roll and later crawl and toddle we aren’t sure if we should lug the pack and play to their house, or dedicate a play blanket just for their house (the rugs have plenty of dog hair) ... More
I know this isn't about kids but I need help... Does anyone own cats that can give me some advice on getting the smell of them out of my house?!? I have three [fixed] male cats. The litter box has gotten away from me sometimes (Lesson learned!) and they have peed elsewhere . I have tried, carpet powders, sprays, and my own Bissel Carpet Cleaner (which actually made it worse. Because unknowi... More
Hi all! So I’m a young mom of 15 month old twin girls. I’m single and don’t really have much of a social life (which I’m ok with) but I’ve become sort of lonely and isolated especially since I just moved from a neighborhood I was comfy in. I want to get a dog to keep me company and make me feel a since of security especially at night. I have really bad anxiety from past trauma, so at night is w... More
I have two big dirty dogs that roll in the grass (and who knows what else), eat dirt, and then come in our house. I’ve recently kicked them off our furniture except for an area on our couch with a blanket but I’m starting to freak out since my son can’t stop sucking on his hands. Once he starts really picking things up and moving around I’m just worried about what he’ll be putting in his mouth.... More
My LO is 5 Months and has started interacting with our pets. Typical infant, when I try to teach her to pet the cat or dog she grabs a huge chunk of their fur. My furbies (lol) are pretty amazing and just take it, I also understand that this is a baby thing and she’s still learning. Any advise on how to teach her to interact with them appropriately as she grows?
My son is almost 2 and he is usually an angel but he is always trying to swat at our one dog. I’ve tried telling him no that’s not nice. Telling him no then getting him distracted. Always blocking him and telling him that it’s not nice to hit and that the dog loves him and he should be nice. Should I just be diligent and keep doing the things that I am doing? Or does anyone have any advice? *n... More
Just learned that my 18 month old is allergic to our dog. We have had our dog for 10 years, she will be 11 this fall. His symptoms are mild, including a running nose, and his skin does reacts with a rash when she licks him, which we prevent. He has had an asthma symptoms as well, but only in combination with other illnesses. Has anyone else had this happen, and if so, what did you do? Our dog ... More
Hi everyone! Our old pup, Charlie, passed away a few weeks ago. We've tried explaining to our two year old that Charlie was really old and in pain, and that he's not in any pain anymore. Even though he seemed to understand initially, he still seems to ask for him all of the time. Would anyone have suggestions about how we can explain this better to him?
What do you get when you cross a mischievous toddler + a curious Labrador + a hamster that’s let out the cage when mama isn’t watching? Three hours and $300 of vet time to establish that Hamilton is actually not going to die. 🙄 #guiltyparent #kidsnanimals #memorialdayweekend