Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.
Top Three Reasons Dogs Are Like Kids
Some of us say we got a dog because we’re too busy with our careers to have children. But if you really think about it, our dogs are just like children. Small, furry, adorable children who never grow up, so to speak. So it’s really a bit of a win-win situation, isn’t it? To support our argument, we’ve put together the top three reasons why dogs are remarkably similar to children.
#3 Puppy Pads and Pooper Scoopers
Diapers, anyone? If you think about it, they’re all pretty much the same thing. Basically, you’re going to be cleaning up after your dog for years to come. Yet, like a child (or a baby, really), you’re not going to ever resent it, because they’re just so darn cute!
#2 Snuggle Time
Like babies and little kids (sometimes big kids, too), dogs need lots of snuggle time. When they're scared, when it's late at night, or when you've just walked in the door. Basically, anytime is perfect for a snuggling session. We have to say, the one way dogs have it over kids is … they never outgrow snuggle time. It's great! Dogs will never get embarrassed in front of their friends when you try to hug them at the ripe old age of thirteen.
#1 'Look At Me' Syndrome
Just like kids, dogs are relentless attention seekers. Dogs love it when you play with them, talk to them, or take them for walks. In fact, dogs are like children in the way they need (in their formative years) guidelines and barriers to teach them right from wrong. Yep, kids and dogs both need the plenty of attention. And love. Lots of love. But let’s face it. That’s very easy to do.
Additional SlideshowsWhat's New Dog Cat
|6 Tips for Treating Your Dog’s Dry Winter Skin||7 Ways Having A Pet Keeps You Young||7 Cat Toy Dangers You Should Know||7 Common Skin Problems in Cats||7 Reasons Your Vet Needs to Examine Your New Dog|
|5 Dangerous Bugs No Dog Owner Wants Brought Indoors||10 White Lies Veterinarians Tell Clients||6 Tips for Treating Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats||5 Tips for Calming Your Pet During Thunderstorms, Fireworks||Does My Dog Have Ticks?|
|5 Tips for Helping Stray and Feral Cats During Summer||5 Simple Rules for Giving Your Pet a Healthy Life||5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Active this Winter||5 Exercise Tips for Arthritic Cats||Top Ten Fat Cats|