First of all, it is necessary to respect the differences: humans and pets are different, with different habits and needs. So, treating your dog or cat as if they have the same needs as a human baby is disrespecting their true needs.
Create false expectations
Secondly comes the expectation created by the master who takes care of his animal as if it were a human being.
Even if the animal adapts to many human habits and becomes attached to its master, enjoying being on his lap, playing, licking it and interacting with him, it will not meet all his expectations. , which can lead to frustration.
In many cases, people who treat their pets like babies are individuals who inherently enjoy caring for and protecting others. So far there is no problem.
But expecting your pet to give you more than he can give you, feeling lacking if he is not always present, or seeing him as a real child is a sign of alert for your mental health.
Isolate yourself from contact with other humans
Many people prefer the company of animals because they have had very bad experiences with other people or have difficulty forming relationships with others. Then, because animals are pure beings who only want to love and be loved, these people see their company as the only company worth keeping.
However, it is necessary to pay attention to the imbalance of this relation. An animal, however affectionate and pleasant it may be, cannot fully replace living with other humans. When this happens, it is a sign of emotional problems developing within the person, which can lead to mental disorders or illnesses.
Accumulation of animals
Another point of emotional imbalance is when a person wants to save as many animals as possible, because they see them as babies in need of protection.
She therefore brings them all into her home, but cannot afford to provide them with the medical care, food, space and good hygiene they need.
Generally, this behavior occurs because the person recognizes himself in animals because of their vulnerability or suffering. The impulse to offer protection is a reflection of one’s own need for protection.
This person’s intention may be benevolent, but if they don’t have the means to keep these animals healthy and happy, they will do the opposite, endangering them and robbing them of their primal instincts.