When bringing a new baby into the house, it's important to take a series of precautions to help ensure that the family dog will adjust as well as possible, writes veterinarian Bernhard Pukay. Dr. Pukay explains four key steps, emphasizing that a baby should never be left unattended with a dog. Dogs whose owners have prepared them by ensuring they know basic commands and have been exposed to common infant care tasks may do better with the change. Finally, Dr. Pukay recommends asking a veterinarian for help if owners have concerns.

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