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PET OWNER: WATCH FOR SIGNS YOU MAY BE OVERDOING THINGS

PET OWNER: WATCH FOR SIGNS YOU MAY BE OVERDOING THINGS

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Have you gone too far in consuming for and with your pet?

Herbert Freudenberger, a psychologist in New York, warns that some people treat pets as ``surrogate children that they never had. Anything that is too much is an extreme.'Check these warning signs, compiled with the help of a few candid pet enthusiasts:

Do you find yourself counting the grams of fat that your pet eats per day?

Are you searching for a scented flea collar in the same fragrance recommended by your aroma therapist?

Does every cabinet, closet and drawer in your house/apartment have a giant sack of pet food stashed in it?

Do you need organizers for your gigantic collection of pet toys?

Have you color coordinated your hamster bedding to go with the water bowl? Does your dog/cat wear more jewels than you?

Does your pet's chow cost more than yours?

Do the people where you shop know both you and your iguana by name?

Do you carry pictures of your grand-dog/grand-cat?

Do your friends bring you luxury pet shampoo as a gift from Europe? Does your pet get a haircut more often than you?

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