desperado1440 asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Can dogs sense when a woman is pregnant?

My dog has been acting weird ever since my wife got pregnant, I wonder if he can tell....Is there a good place to get information? Thanks

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, I read a story one time where this woman was pregnant and the dog became very protective of her. He would follow her around all the time and lay on top of her stomach when she sat down. If anyone got to close the dog would growl at them. Then one night she and the dog were sitting on the couch when the dog just jumped up and looked at her stomach and became fearful. He started avoiding her and was afraid. She went to the doctor and they found out that the baby's heart had stopped beating. So yes, dogs can definantly tell if a woman is pregnant. All those hormones and such give off a different smell to the dog and they an probally hear a heart beat.

    Source(s): Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul is where the story came from.
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  • bebber
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    4 years ago

    Can Dogs Sense Pregnancy

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I'm sure dogs can, because I can smell it too. A lot of guys can, but for some reason women don't know this? A pregnant woman's pheromones change and you can especially smell it if they are a little sweaty. People describe it differently, but to me it smells like babies. Like if you are holding an infant and you smell the top of the baby's head. It is a good, comforting smell. So no need to worry. I just realized this recently, so I don't know if it is possible to smell if the baby is a boy or girl. I kind of want to experiment with this, but it would be kind of weird going around trying to smell women.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, dogs have been known to exhibit different behavior towards a woman when she becomes pregnant.

    There are different theories about how they know. Some say they smell a difference in hormones, some say it is because they sense a different emotional state (like when dogs sense fear in a human). Metaphysically it is said that they sense a difference in the aura.

    You may want to do an internet search for 'psychic pets' to get more info. You may also enjoy the book titled something to the effect of 'Dogs that know when their owners are coming home', and the book by Dr. Allen Shoen, 'Kindred Spirits'.

    Congrats on the baby.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    5 years ago

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    Can dogs sense when a woman is pregnant?

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's very possible. Dogs' sense of smell is beyond what we can imagine. There are dogs that are now being trained to detect cancer by smell (I believe they have them smell urine samples) and there are countless anecdotal stories of people who had suspicious moles checked out because their dogs wouldn't leave them alone. I see no reason why your dog wouldn't possibly be able to smell the changes in your wife's body that go along with pregnancy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, dogs hearing is extremely sensitive to low sounds, meaning they can probably hear the baby inside the womb, or they could probably even smell either it or the change in mothers smell due to the release of different hormones during pregnancy.

    If they can smell cancer i have no doubt they can also hear or smell a baby from inside the womb.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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