The ultimate debate: Cats vs Dogs!
Now we know that there are people who just love dogs and people who just love cats, but for those who love them both, it can be hard to choose between them. There are a lot of things to consider when deciding whether to get a cat or dog.
1. How much maintenance will they require?
2. How much time do I have to give them?
3. How much will they cost?
These are just a few of the questions you make find yourself asking. So we took some time to differentiate which lifestyles work best for each type of pet.
Here is what we found:
Cats are independent. They don’t need daily attention like dogs do. If you are gone a lot during the day for work and no one else is home or you aren’t looking for a high maintenance pet, a cat may be the best for you. They are loyal, loving yet independent and can handle being left alone during the day while you are at work. They clean up easily and you don’t have to bathe them much, if at all, especially if they are indoor cats. They don’t beg for a lot of attention but do love the occasional cuddle. The downside to having a cat is they don’t necessarily like to cuddle and play all the time once they leave the kitten stage. So if you want a pet to play with, run with or cuddle a lot with, a cat may not be right for you.
Dogs, on the other hand, require a lot more attention and care. If you are home consistently, love giving attention, and care about the health and well being of those around you, a dog may be right for you. Dogs need to be taken on walks, trained, cleaned up after, bathed and disciplined. They love to be around you and will be your greatest friend. However, If you are the only one home and work so much that your dog is left alone the majority of the time, a dog may not be right for you.
Whether you choose a cat or a dog, make sure you have the time it takes to really love them well. They will love you forever if you do!