Make a planWhether your furry friend is a dog, cat, or other animal, the first thing you should do is to make a plan. As such, you’ll want to use the duration of pregnancy to prep your cat or dog for baby’s arrival. To avoid this, the ASPCA recommends introducing common sounds and smells to your pet prior to the baby’s arrival. The AKC suggests making gradual changes to schedules or caregivers before the new baby so that your pet won’t associate the changes with the new baby. Bring home receiving blankets or onesies your baby has worn prior to dischargeOne of the most popular and well-known ways to introduce your fur baby to your new baby is to bring home your little one’s receiving blanket or first outfit.