The debate of cats vs. dogs is one that has been ongoing for a number of years and is not something that is likely to be settled any time soon. There will be some people that insist dogs are the best four-legged friends that you can own whereas others prefer the independent nature of a cat when it comes to the perfect housemate.
If you have a cat that stays at home then you’re probably well aware of litter boxes. Not only are litter boxes something that you need to keep clean, but cats are super fussy. This means that if they don’t deem it clean enough or they think you haven’t cleaned it quickly enough then they’ll find another place to go – and that can be a nightmare.
Dogs are So Much Fun
Whilst kittens love to play as cats get older they tend to become much more chilled out and less likely to enjoy a game of chase. If you want a pet that is always up for a good time and always wants to play then a dog is a great choice. Dogs are always up for an adventure so you’ll always have a playmate.
They Love Music
You might not realise it, but dogs are actually fans of music. Whilst you could argue that dogs could love any type of music, Betway recently looked into dogs’ habits when certain music genres are being played. If you want your dog to be chilled and relaxed then The Dog Relaxation Experiment research shows that folk music is best. Their report said, “Folk comes out on top as the best music genre to keep dogs calm, with dogs relaxing an average of 46 minutes.”
Dogs are Pretty Adaptable
Dogs are pretty adaptable when it comes to changing circumstances; whereas a home move could stress out a cat. Cats tend to be sensitive to their environment which means that any changes to home life could stress them out. Whilst there is no rule to say that dogs won’t be the same, as a general rule they tend to be more chilled out.
Dogs Can Be Controlled
Although puppies and kittens are probably equally as hard work and unpredictable, dogs tend to be easier to control as they get older. For example, it isn’t hard to crate-train a dog and have a space in the home where you can close the door and know your pup is safe. However, cats tend to want to roam the whole house which means that they can cause chaos anywhere by scratching furniture and dragging dust everywhere.
The truth is that whatever pet you get, you’re going to love it like one of the family. Realistically it isn’t a competition and in fact, in many houses cats and dogs live in perfect harmony together. The truth is that they’re both equally cool, so whether you’re team dog or team cat – you’re not wrong.