Yes, the dogs are amazing and super sensitive. They can sense the pregnancy in their human companion at a very early stage, even when the owner is not aware of their pregnancy.
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Can dogs sense pregnancy changes before you know?
Because of their keen sense of smell, it鈥檚 believed by many that a dog can detect a change in a pregnant person even before they do 鈥?but it鈥檚 mostly conjecture. 鈥淚 suspect that dogs can smell something we cannot,鈥?says Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, a staff doctor at New York City鈥檚 Animal Medical Center.
Are dogs more affectionate when you鈥檙e pregnant?
Rachel Barrack, DVM, owner of Animal Acupuncture in New York City, says many pregnant people report that their dogs are more affectionate and/or protective during their pregnancy. 鈥淚t鈥檚 likely due to the scent and your hormones, as well as possible changes in your mood,鈥?she explains.
Can dogs smell pregnancy?
While it may not be accurate to say that dogs smell pregnancy, they may be able to smell these hormonal changes. Hormones can influence not only the smell of a person鈥檚 body, but also the state of their health, appearance, and behavior.
Can a dog tell if someone is pregnant without a test?
It鈥檚 also possible a dog might not notice someone is pregnant until their belly starts showing or their routine changes. A dog noticing that someone is pregnant can be a fun story, but a pregnancy test is a more reliable way to determine if conception has occurred.