Caring for a pet is like caring for a child. I feel this is because you do almost the same things that you do when caring for a child, that you would do when caring for a pet. The similarities are you provide food and shelter, you provide them with entertainment, and you take them to a doctor or vettrnarin when they are sick.
The first similarity is providing them with food and shelter. For a child you give them a room in your house for them to sleep in and you also provide them with food to keep them healthy. With a pet you would give them a place to live like a doghouse, for a dog, or a fish tank, for fish, and you would also provide them with food to keep them healthy.
The second similarity is to provide them with some entertainment. For a child you could play games with them or get them involved with sports. With a pet you would get them a toy to play with, you could take them for walks, or you could play with them. For example go to the park and through a Frisbee with your dog.
The third similarities is taking your child or pet to the doctor or vet. For your child you would take them to the doctor if they were sick or hurt badly. For your pet you would take them to the Vet. If something happened to them.
In conclusion caring for a pet is like caring for a child because you have to do the same things to keep them healthy and happy. Like giving them a place to live, giving them food, providing them with entertainment, and taking them to the doctor or Vet.