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Which pet is better, cats or dogs

Which is a better pet, cats or dogs? Should you get a cat or a dog? The answer to this debate varies from one person to another, and probably depends on the individual preferences and personality.

Which is the more popular pet, cats or dogs?

Both dogs and cats are very popular pets, although dogs seem to be more popular. Which makes a better pet, cats or dogs? Let’s see. Here are 6 reason why cats make better pets than dogs and 8 reasons why dogs make better pets than cats.

Here are 6 reasons cats are better pets than dogs

  • No need to walk your cat Cats either stay in the apartment or go out independently.
  • Cats are independent by nature No need to worry about their mental state if you go aboard and leave them with a sitter. They won’t miss their owners as much as dogs.
  • Cats may be cheaper They’re smaller than most dogs and eat less, and sometimes they’re stray, so you don’t have to pay.
  • No need for bath time They clean themselves. Less hassle for you
  • Noise Cats are quieter than dogs
  • They kill insects Felines maybe better pets than dogs when it comes to hunting

Here are 8 reasons why dogs are better pets than cats

  • Dogs protect you They’re loyal. If you get attacked, a huge dog will attack your attackers.
  • home protection They protect their owner’s home from burglars when they’re out
  • You’re the center of their world Dogs adore their masters and make great companions
  • Easy patients Easier to give them a pill, while cats attack when given medicine.
  • Obedient Dogs think you’re the alpha, while cats view humans otherwise.
  • Can be taught tricks More limited capability for cats here
  • Don’t attack their owners Cats do when annoyed.
  • Can take them with you Most cats won’t be put in a harness (instead of a leash)

So, should you get a dog or a cat? A cat may be a better pet for you if you have a busy schedule, or if you’re out of the house a lot. If you have cockroaches or flies, cats will kill them. (I don’t recommend using this method on mice because they’re mammals, after all. There are have a heart cages. Insects only live a few weeks anyway…)

Cats sleep a lot during the day, which can be good, if you want alone time to work on your computer without being disturbed, or bad if you want company. However, a cat can sleep on your lap while you watch TV and pet your furry little friend. And they feel you petting them and purr in their sleep.

If a person lives alone, it’s very difficult to take a dog for a walk when one’s sick. Cats can fend for themselves. And true, they do rip up the toilet paper, knock things off the table, and scratch furniture, but dogs dig up the yard and rip the carpet.

If you’re an outdoor person, a dog is great, because you can take them with you for a walk, tie them outside the supermarket, which you can’t do with a cat. You have company while going about your daily routine. A cat will run if taken outside with you, and won’t stop when you call them.

In some ways, dogs are better pets than cats, but in some ways, cats are better pets than dogs. Cats are more fitting for the indoor type, reclusive, needing space, and short of time person. Dogs are great for the outdoor person who likes interaction and has more time to spare. It also depends whether you’re a cats lover or a dogs lover.

Of course, you can always get both a dog and a cat. Most vets I talk to tell me they have seven cats and five dogs, and they all live together happily ever after.

Which pet do you prefer and why? Please write your opinion in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “Which pet is better, cats or dogs

    1. Oh, yes. It’s a debate as old as time itself, lol.

      At one of my previous jobs, someone was saying cats’ lovers are narcissistic and/or masochistic because they put up with being mistreated by their cats. (As a cats lover myself, I don’t believe this). And then someone said dogs’ lovers are egomaniacs who need someone to worship them. As a person who loves both cats and dogs, I don’t believe either.

      I think the people who said that were joking, at least I hope so.
      Loving animals, any kind, is a beautiful capability and a gift. Thumbs up, animals lovers!

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  1. 😀 This is definitely an age old debate! I personally love all animals and believe they each have their unique and lovable qualities. I am however partial to cats because growing up, I was terribly allergic to dogs. Even though I still loved them – it was hard for me to be around them and get so sick afterward.

    I love the attitudes of cats, too. They are not afraid to simply be themselves. 🙂 It reminds me of the quote that says, “A cat teaches us it never hurts to ask for what you want!” I admire their confidence, haha.

    This is a very sweet article and I enjoyed reading it very much. Thank you for sharing it!

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