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Which pets are better, cats or dogs?

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2 hours ago, Marija said:

Dogs definitely! :D It's priceless when you see that their whole world spins around you. Unconditional love. :x

Says the girl who has cat as a profile pic. :P:P


Love them both, but I'm more a cat person. They're just so lovable:x,  love their curiosity and how independent they are.

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I love both cats and dogs. I had 2 dogs and 2 cats living with my family in the past. Well we had several civil wars between them everyday but in the end, they were so protective each others from "outsider" in our neighborhood

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It really depends on your lifestyle, what you value in a pet, your time commitment, etc....  Some people decide to get both.  Here are some things to think about.  (I'm not a big cat person, so I may have some cat facts wrong).

Advantages of Dogs:

Dogs are always happy to see you. They yearn for your affection, will follow you around the house, and will come when called. They are loyal and really enjoy your company.

Dogs are more trainable.  Teaching them to do tricks is fun, although it does take some time investment.

Dogs are great activity partners.  You can take them running, hiking, and walking in off-leash areas (some beaches and parks allow your dog to roam free). It's awesome having a running partner who's ready to go whenever you are.

Dogs can be hypoallergenic.  If you have allergies, you can find breeds of dogs that don't shed.  Cats like to clean themselves a lot, and the saliva dries up and turns into allergy-inducing dander.

Dogs are good alarm systems.  I feel safer knowing our dogs will alert us if there are intruders, especially the evil possums and squirrels.  I think I read a study somewhere that said neighborhoods with dogs have a lower chance of break-ins.

Puppies are cute.

Advantages of Cats:

Cats are lower maintenance.  You don't need to take them on walks or runs to keep them happy and healthy.  You can also leave town for a weekend, and the cat will feed, water, and clean up after itself.  You'll need to board the dog if you're going anywhere.

Cats don't require training.  If you don't have time to teach your dog good behavior, you're going to have a tough time with bad behavior.  Cats, on the other hand, naturally do the right thing (in general).  Also, cats aren't really trainable, so it's a moot point.

Cats don't smell bad.  Most dogs do (not our labradoodles -- they usually smell like teddy bears).

Cats don't need a yard.  Having a yard and doggy door is more convenient for dog owners.  Cats are good to go with their litter boxes.

Cats don't bark.  They do, however, have a wretched meow when they're in heat.

Kittens are cute.

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I have both in my house. Well, depend on living with them. I prefer dog than cats.. There were my reason why, and some fun fact about them.

  1. Dogs are more loyal to owner than cats. 
  2. Cats are hygienic pet, they always clean their body himself. Dogs are very smell if you don't take them to bath.
  3. Dogs have more potential than cats. I mean in term of thinking/trained, cats are not really care about it (cats only thinking what it best for him).

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