When thinking about getting a pet, you will wonder if you should get a cat or dog. While there are many reasons to get them, finding the one that will fit your lifestyle will make both of your lives more enjoyable. This is a heavy question and will be debated for ages but there are a few advantages to both that can help make your decision.
Are Cats or Dogs Better?
There are many benefits to owning a pet. Cats are known to be easier to own, less maintenance, and are popular for internet viewers. Dogs are more loyal, much more trainable, and are great for those with an active lifestyle.
Who is Smarter:
As this is debatable depending on the breed of the animal and the personality. Most people will lean towards a dog being smarter. As they are more trainable to learn tricks and daily tasks. Not to mention they are used for service assistance.
Advantages of Owning a Cat
Those who are looking for a more independent animal may want to look towards owning a cat.
Cat are low maintenance. For the most part, excluding food, cats can take care of themselves. You can set up a little box, fill up a food and water bowl, and they are good to go.
With a cat, there is no need to bathe them. A cat will clean and groom themselves when they feel it is necessary.
You don’t need a lot of space for a cat. A cat only needs a medium sized room to run around in and they will be physically fine. Not need to take them to the park or have a big yard.
If you are living in a small area, cats are less noisy. Not only are they less vocal than dogs, in most cases they are smaller in size for lower footprint sounds.
Advantages of Owning a Dog
Here is some noticeable advantage you will get with owning a dog.
Dogs are always happy. They will wait for you to get home and love to see you. They are loyal and enjoy any type of attention. Even talking to them will make them smile.
A dog is known to be more trainable. You can not only train a dog to do fun tricks like sit, stay, and rollover. They can be trained as service dogs to help disabled people in their daily lives.
One of the best security systems you can own for your house is a dog. A (large) dog can not only be intimating, it can make noise and alert you about any suspicious activity.
Should I Get a Cat or Dog?
This is dependent on your personality and activity level, but both will make great pets regardless.
For those of you who have a small living space and don’t have a lot of time to spend with your furry friend, a cat will probably be a better fit.
If you have a high activity level and love to go outdoors, a dog would be a great way to be more active.
Whichever pet you do choose both require great responsibility. Beyond food, water, shelter, toys and treats both cats and dogs require veterinary care, like annual vaccines, spaying/neutering, and some unexpected visits.