10 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Pets Than Dogs
We all love our furry friends, but the fact remains that some are simply more manageable than others. While dogs are great pets in their own right, cats are far easier to take care of and live with. The following is a list of ten reasons why cats are a better choice than dogs, especially if you are considering getting a pet for the first time
One of the best things about cats is that they don't require 24/hour supervision. Whereas a dog needs constant attention for there emotional well-being (a.k.a: keep them from pooing in your favorite shoes) cats for the most part take care of themselves, and make it plain that you should count yourself luck to be graced by their presence.
1: Catch Mice
Dogs will chase about anything, but mostly for fun and games. Cats are invaluable for getting rid of mice and other houshold vermin; even their simple presence can keep them away.
4: Safer for kids
If you have young children, dogs, especially big ones, can be a hazard. True, cats have claws and teeth, but the difference in size is a significant adavantage. Also, cats don't have the same level of protective instinct towards the family. While this may sound like a drawback at first, it really means that there's a much smaller chance of an accident resulting from good intentions.
3: Less Destructive
Dogs love to nibble. As a result, they can reak havoc on your possessions. Cats on the other hand, resrtict most of their activities to scratching, and usually limit it to a specific spot. If it becomes a problem, they can be declawed, whereas dogs would need to have all their teeth removed to achieve the same effect
Cats don't bark. It's just that simple
6: Clean up After Themselves
Any pet is going to require a certain amount of maintenance, but cats are a lot less messy than dogs. They give themselves baths and are fairly easy to house train. In addition, they give off a lot less 'interesting' smells than their canine counerparts.
7: They Do Cute Things With Yarn
Years of intesive emotional therapy, or a half-hour of watching a kitten chase a ball of yarn: you decide
8: Easier to Move
If you ever find yourself needing to transplat yourself, it's a lot easier to move a cat than a dog, especially big dogs. Cats take confinement much better than dogs and use up less space. (just remember to use a cat-carrier)
9: They Like to Stay Home
Dogs need to be walked on a regular basis or they go stir crazy. Cats tend to regard their home as their own little kingdom and prefer to rule peacfuly from on top of the fridge.