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Does a puppy prepare you for parenting?
Annie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Does a puppy prepare you for parenting? Young puppies and babies have a lot in common. They need to be fed round the clock, they pee and poop whenever they need to because they aren't developed enough to do otherwise. They can't be left alone, and they cry a lot! It takes a lot of patience to raise a puppy to an adult dog and to raise a baby to be an adult too.

Check out the fun WebMD Community pet video about Puppies from Dr Will Draper and visit our Puppy Care tab in the Healthy Dogs Guide to learn what your puppy needs.

So if you have a young puppy or if you adopted your dog as a young puppy, do you think it has prepared you to be a parent? Are you a better parent because you have the experience raising a dog from the time it was a puppy? I'm sure that other community members would appreciate your insight so please share your thoughts!

- Annie
There's nothing better than a warm fuzzy hug from your pet!


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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