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For many people, pet health is just as important as their own. Emaxhealth reporters provide information readers can use to be better pet parents, as well as stories about dogs and cats that tug at the heart.

Dog-owner relationship strikingly similar to parent-child bond

Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child ones

The relationship between dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the parent-child relationship in humans, according to a new study published in PLoS One. The study found dogs, like humans, have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people, which may explain why some owners refer to their dogs as their little babies.

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