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17 Signs You Are An Overprotective Dog Parent

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

February 10, 2015

My dog is my everything. I’m not afraid to say it. I’m also not afraid to admit that I am an overprotective dog parent and that, my friends, will NOT change. Ever.

Here are 17 things I’m super guilty of doing. And I’m sure my compadres out there are too.

1. Your pup NEVER leaves your sight.

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Image via Imgur

2. You’ve purposely become friends with a vet so you have pup medical advice ANY time you need it.

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Image via YouTube

3. When you take your pup out for a walk, it takes you twenty minutes to get ready, ’cause you’ve got to get their coat, booties, leash, treats, toys etc. in order.

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Image via Imgur

4. No one is allowed to give your fuzzbutt treats unless previously approved by you.

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Image via Giphy

5. When other people pet your dog, you can’t help but eye them suspiciously.

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Image via BuzzFeed Video

6. You take your pup with you EVERYWHERE you go and are constantly checking in to make sure they’re OK.

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Image via Bullpen Mom

7. And when you have to leave them home alone, you’ve got apps like Camio to keep a watchful eye on their antics.

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Image via BarkPost

8. Going on a vacation? No no no no no no no no no. Others may be excited by the thought of vacation, but it just makes you panic because YOU MAY HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR DOGE BEHIND.

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Image via Smash Boards

9. If you must leave on a trip, the person who passes all your dog-sitter tests is the only one allowed near your dog. They also need to get your dog’s pawpproval.

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Image via Gifrific

10. You constantly ask for text/photo/video updates of your fuzzface when you are away.

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Image via BarkPost

11. You take more time studying the ingredients in your pet’s food than you do yours.

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Image via BuzzFeed Video

12. The smallest bump, bruise, limp, yelp, whine coming from your pup makes you worry like a maniac.

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Image via Tumblr

13. You’re totally ok with spending a gazillion dollars on your pet’s grooming needs…

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Image via Giphy

14. …And toy needs…after all they need toys to keep their brains like, smart ‘n stuff.

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Image via Hi Paws

15. You know every possible ailment that could afflict your dog and even have a custom dog first aid kit.

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Image via Baxter Boo

16. When it comes to socializing with other dogs, you’ve got that protective mama bear thing going.

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Image via BuzzFeed Video

17. And lastly, even though your dog has their own royal bed, you can’t sleep well unless you know that they’re right by you.

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Image via Storify

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Written by: Tasmai Uppin

February 10, 2015

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