You’ve undoubtedly been asked if you like dogs or cats at some point in your life. Some people have a soft spot for both animals. Which would you select if you had to live with just one?
There has always been a dispute between dog and cat lovers. Now it’s time to compete just for the sake of entertainment. Let’s look at some of the reasons why dogs may be preferable over cats.
Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason. They’ll bend their heads, trying to decipher every word you say while attempting to cheer you up if you’re upset. Cats will just ignore you and continue to snooze. Dogs are such sociable creatures that, even when living alone, their calm owners have lower blood pressure and live longer than people who do not own any pets at all.
2. Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun
There’s just so much you can do with a cat in terms of play. Many cats like playing with string toys and batting their small cat ball toys about, but it’s almost as if they’re making fun of you. They may play alone as well as with others.
Dogs adore playing, and interactive play is extremely appealing to them—especially with you. A ball or a disc can be used to play fetch. You may participate in a thrilling tug-of-war match. In the yard, you may play chase. You may even arrange a doggy “playdate” with another pup if your dog gets along well with other dogs. Just make sure that both dogs are in good health and that they will get along.
3. Training Dogs Is Easier
One of the reasons that dogs are so popular is because they are easier to teach than cats. Tricks, etiquette, behaviours, and commands may all be taught to dogs. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including protection and safety, obedience, and even sheer entertainment. Dogs enjoy training because it provides them with duties and allows them to be a member of a pack. Cats can be educated to some extent, but once bored, they will swat the reward from your fingers and run away with it.
4. Dogs Can Protect You
A cat’s natural instinct is not to defend you or your house. When confronted with danger, cats are more inclined to flee and hide. Most dogs, on the other hand, will automatically defend their owners and their territory. They’ll bark or growl to alert you to outsiders’ presence, and many will even scare them away. Dogs can sense our fear and will react if they believe we are in danger.
5. Dogs Come In All Sizes
Cats come in a variety of varieties, although many of them are similar in form and size. Sure, you have your massive Maine Coon and your unique-coated Devon Rex, but the majority of home cats are mixed breeds known as “moggies.” Cats come in a variety of gorgeous coats and colours, but the distinctions between them are minor compared to canine variances.
6. No Litter Boxes
Litter boxes are unnecessary for dogs. They can be housetrained, and the majority of them can keep to a routine. They can utilize the yard or go for a walk around the neighborhood to perform their business. You just need to pick up the feces, not the pee, as you would with a litter box. Poop bags and a poop-scooper can be used on walks and in the yard, respectively. Cleaning up feces isn’t enjoyable, but many people believe it’s the lesser of two evils.
The best part is that the feces and urine happen outside, not in your house!
7. Dogs Might Prevent Asthma And Allergies
One possibly asthmatic child at a time, dogs are saving the world. According to a research from the University of California, San Francisco, exposure to dog dust—dry flakes of dog skin—protects babies from developing allergies and asthma later in life by changing gut flora. Mice exposed to dog dust developed a stronger immunological response to cockroach allergens than mice that were not exposed.
As a result, having a dog around not only protects your child but also aids in the development of their immune. I’m not sure whether the cat does any of these things, but when he gets his hands on some catnip, he’s hilarious!