We consider our dogs our best friend, or something we care about more than anything else. Some people care about their pets more than they care about their family. As the saying goes, “a dog is a man’s best friend”. If we love our pets so much, do we consider it a pet or a member of the family, maybe even your own child. Parents have to spend large sums of money throughout their life to pay for children to get their wheels spinning and making money of their own. For pets like dogs we pay and do everything for them for their entire life. Is it more beneficial to have a dog or a daughter?
The average cost to raise a child up until the age of 18 when they can start making their own money is a little over $300,000 according to The Huffington Post. It is also a lot of work to raise a child from age premature to eighteen. The cost of raising a large dog per year is a little over $3000 according to AKC. You can own more pets in your lifetime then children and still pay less. Dogs learn much faster than children do and so it is much easier to care for them and get them adjusted to a home then a child. Children take threes on average to say their first word but it takes about five minutes for a dog to bark that means it needs to use the restroom. The only downside of a dog is they do not speak. You can not ask dogs how their day has been you just receive their answer from the way the dog is acting.
Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types. It is very easy to take care of three dogs at once then to take care of three children that you can lose in a few minutes. Pets are also more cost efficient and save you much more money and time then a child does. So in the end it is much better to get a pet then to get a human.
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