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Dolly the dog, dressed up as a bumblebee for Halloween. (Dr. Jacqui Neilson)
Dolly the dog, dressed up as a bumblebee for Halloween. (Dr. Jacqui Neilson)

Dolly is a chihuahua whose so-called "pet parent," veterinary behaviorist Dr. Jacqui Neilson, dressed her up as a bumblebee for Halloween and has taken her to visit Santa at the mall.

Dr. Neilson doesn't think having a "furkid," or a pet that's treated as a child, is a problem, but she says that some people cross a line. We speak with Dr. Neilson, who treats animals at the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Ore.

This segment aired on December 15, 2010.

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