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Cats vs Dogs

Cats vs Dogs
So you want a new pet, but you can’t decide between a cat or a dog? Both can make excellent pets in the right home. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each to help you decide which pet is the best fit for your home and lifestyle.

Pros and Cons of Cats


Despite a common belief that cats can be aloof at times, their inquisitive nature and cleanliness make them wonderful pets. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of cats as pets:

Pros:
  • Very clean
  • Relatively low maintenance
  • Independent
  • Less costly to feed
  • Vet care and boarding less costly
Cons:
  • Subject to confinement or curfews in many areas
  • Typically don’t cope well with travel/moving house
  • Often scratch the furniture
  • Can cause allergies
  • A little more difficult to train

Pros and Cons of Dogs


Dogs are known for their loyalty, willingness to please and unconditional love but they are considered to be higher maintenance and are more expensive to care for. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of dogs as pets:

Pros:
  • Very social
  • Intelligent and easily trained
  • Make owners happy
  • Provide owner with unconditional love
  • Provide companionship
  • Encourage physical activity
Cons:
  • Need ongoing training and socialisation
  • Need daily exercise
  • Need lots of companionship
  • Can shed lots of hair (depending on the breed)
  • Food can be costly
  • Vet care and boarding fees can be costly
Cats and dogs both have their pros and cons. Choosing between them is a matter of doing your research and deciding which pet will best suit you circumstance and whether you can best provide for the needs of a cat or a dog.

Topic: Owning a Pet

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