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Signs You Love Your Pet Too Much

Updated on February 19, 2017

We all love our pets. We love our cats, dogs, parakeets, and bats. We love to spend time with our pet. We love to show them off to onlookers in the park, even friends and family when they come over. Our little companions, are for better or worse, family.

I understand the adoration of your pet. You allow them to be almost everywhere with you. They're more like another type of baby for you.

However, for some, they ARE the baby, and this is what I want to alert people to. Certain types of treatment of a pet in regards to a human being can get to be extreme.

Doing certain things with the pet or for them can be signs that you love your pet a bit too much. It looks as if you may have possibly lost or are losing the distinction between human and animal.

This behavior hasn’t been termed a disorder, but I’m sure some physician will come up with some name and a fee for medicine or therapy in the future.

The Signs You Love Your Pet Too Much

  • You let them eat off your plate
  • Drink out of your cup
  • You let them sleep in your bed
  • You spend over 50.00 dollars on clothes for them
  • You buy real jewelry for them to wear
  • You have a portrait painted of them
  • You let them hang out in the kitchen and on the kitchen counter
  • Their food for a week costs as much as 2 month’s groceries
  • You place their safety and comfort over your kids
  • You spend money on an everyday nanny for the pet
  • You buy small electronics, like cars, boats, etc… for the pet
  • The pet has its own room, bed, and bathroom
  • They sleep on real silk and wear cashmere
  • The pet has a personal stylist
  • You take the pet to a stylist every week
  • You get the pet a manicure and pedicure
  • You get the pet weekly massages

And as serious as these things are, they aren’t the worst signs. To me, the worst signs are 2 simple things that I have seen, and they are elaborated on in depth below.


You Let Your Pet Bathe With You!

This is too much. Tub baths are too much. A shower is no problem, but bathing in a body of water with a pet is just too much.

Cats and dogs have their own hygiene altogether. Their hygiene is not something that needs to be shared with someone, nor their germs or fleas floating in the bathwater also.

A bad stool can lead to caked up crusty poop under their tails. You don’t want to be washing your face in the tub, get out, look back, and see that crust floating around as you towel off.

Too gross!


You Let Your Pet Lick You In The Face And Mouth!

Eating from a dog or cats mouth is not good. Again, the hygiene is different. They can handle eating and digesting raw flesh and the germs that come with it.

Cats get mice and rip them apart. Rat guts are ingested. So a cat is licking you on the face with a tongue that ate a rat, and rats will eat anything, not matter if it’s trash or germy. That's not good.

A dog sticks their nose in everything, its mouth, in others dog’s butts, and eats poop, people’s or baby’s, hard or runny. They will eat adult and baby vomit, yet some people will allow them to lick them on the lips.

Too much!!


Last Note

There's nothing wrong with loving you pet. Spoiling them every now and again is awesome. However, some people go overboard with that.

If you are doing anything that’s listed, you are not separating humans from animals anymore, and you officially love your pet too much.

However, if you are bathing and tongue kissing a pet, you are far gone. Your distinction between the two is far gone, and you need to at least make check-ups in case your immune system isn't as strong as others and you contract something.

Love your pet. Spend time with them. Play with them. I promise that is enough to make a happy pet.


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    • SonQuioey10 profile image

      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC


      I remember sleeping with my cat, she would breathe with me, right in my face, when I had wheezing issues that turned to asthma. It eventually went away, the asthma, and she didn't sleep with me like that again, not face-to-face anyway. I don't see a thing wrong with it at all either.

      TFR Toni N.

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      WifeOfMaggie 4 years ago

      Right on, that's what I thought too. I do, however, let him sleep in my bed w/me... usually even under the covers. I don't see anything wrong w/it at all.

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR WifeOMaggie

      Nope, their's a difference between people who are bathing the dog or cat etc... and people who are taking a bath (nude) with the dog, in the same water, using the same soap, and all.

      So I don't think yours counts at all. Again, thanks for reading.

      SonQ/Toni N.

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      WifeOfMaggie 4 years ago

      I get in the tub (clothed) w/my dog when I bathe him.... Does that count?

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      @rahstame Love is love, can't argue with that. Hope you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Thanks, glad it gave you a smile. TFR @peachpurple.

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR @billybuc, I 'm glad you haven't either! ; - )

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      rahstame 5 years ago from USA

      I love all my pets, I kissed them, I feed them. specially birds.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love your article very much.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very funny! Gratefully I have not slipped over to the dark side yet.