That is such a personal choice. As many people that say "get a dog," there will be as many who say "get a cat."
Personally, I don't care for cats and am a true dog person but I do think that over all dogs are more work and require more time and attention than a cat.
So it is really a matter of personal choice, money and the amount of time and attention you can give.
There is an old joke that says dogs have masters, cats have staff.
In general, a cat wants you to fulfill its basic needs - meals in a timely manner, a clean litter box, and a good scratch when they feel like it. Most cats are independent and do things on their own terms, so they don't require much time.
Dogs generally crave your attention and they also require some level of training, so the time investment is much larger. In addition to meals and potty trips, they need exercise and mental stimulation. Since they don't potty inside, you cannot leave them alone for long stretches. I also think vet costs are generally larger with dogs because they are more prone to getting into things (eating something they shouldn't, rashes or allergic reactions, etc).
I have both dogs and cats and I really prefer dogs. They are more work, but the rewards are also greater.
I have both, and would not be able to choose between them, but if I had to give advise to a person looking for a pet, I would say it depends on how much time you have to look after them, a cat is a pretty independent animal and will be happy with the occasional petting, a dog on the other hand craves attention and requires more TLC, walks , playtime etc.
So different, yet both so attractive! I had both, dogs and cats who always lived together in my home in perfect harmony. I love cats because they are easy creatures, water, food and a bed to nap and they're fine. They cater to my lazy side. I love dogs though because they are loyal, and keep me in good shape because they keep me walking, yet they have more needs as exercise, mental stimulation and socialization. I love to have both because I can have the best of both worlds.
I prefer a dog and had a few before I moved to Croatia since then don't want to go back down that road again. I am now with no pets no responsibility and heartbreak
by The Examiner-12 years ago
Do dog owners, cat owners and other pet owners...talk like a caveman - or baby - to their pet?
by RighterOne6 years ago
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by Paula6 years ago
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by Nira Perkins5 years ago
Which dogs are the smartest, and easiest to train?
by Miss Paula7 years ago
I'm a dog lover! She is the best dog she greets me every morning,when I get home from work she is the first one to the door. Cats Scare me!!!! they always look mean to me!!!!
by Linda Bryen3 years ago
Which is better to have as a pet, A dog or a cat?
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