Podcast

Dog Meets Baby: BLW Do's + Don'ts for the Whole (Furry) Family with Alexandra Parry, DVM

  • Why even the “nicest dogs” should never be at face level with babies. Your child's safety is the most important, but Dr. Parry has great advice for preventing accidents with dogs in the first place.
  • Foods that are known toxins to dogs. Obviously a lot of food ends up on the floor, but Dr. Parry is sharing which of these new foods baby is trying can be problematic and harmful for dogs and how to avoid them ending up in your dog's gut!
  • How to keep your dog feeling like part of the family while separating your pet from your baby when baby is learning how to eat. Dr. Parry shares her own experiences as a BLW mom and animal owner going through this experience as we speak!
Katie Ferraro

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Oh I know it’s cute to see a dog licking up the baby’s leftovers...but it’s actually not a good idea. In this episode veterinarian Alexandra Parry is sharing tons of tips for your whole (furry) family when it comes to mixing dogs with self-feeding babies.

Dr. Parry is diving deep on all sorts of dog-related “Do’s and Don’ts”, some of which will surprise you. Like maybe you knew grapes were toxic to dogs (I didn’t!) but she’s also breaking down by MOST of the food your baby is eating should not end up in your dog’s mouth!

As a mom of a baby-led weaning baby herself, Alexandra really understands the desire for parents to get dogs involved at mealtimes. But as someone who was bit in the face by her own dog as a child, Dr. Parry helps us avoid the behaviors that will put either our dog or our baby in harm’s way.

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SUMMARY of episode

In this episode, Alexandra Parry, DVM is walking us through some of the particular “Do’s and Don’ts” when it comes to mixing babies who are learning to eat with the family dog(s), including:

  • Why even the “nicest dogs” should never be at face level with babies. Your child’s safety is the most important, but Dr. Parry has great advice for preventing accidents with dogs in the first place.

  • Foods that are known toxins to dogs. Obviously a lot of food ends up on the floor, but Dr. Parry is sharing which of these new foods baby is trying can be problematic and harmful for dogs and how to avoid them ending up in your dog’s gut!

  • How to keep your dog feeling like part of the family while separating your pet from your baby when baby is learning how to eat. Dr. Parry shares her own experiences as a BLW mom and animal owner going through this experience as we speak!

LINKS from episode

  • Follow Alexandra Parry, DVM’s baby Oakley on his baby-led weaning journey on Instagram at @oakes.eats

TRANSCRIPT of episode

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