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Generally why are dogs preferred as pets compared to cats?

  1. Nadeeshan301 profile image76
    Nadeeshan301posted 6 years ago

    This is one of my observations for which the answer I have is that dogs are more faithful and less demanding. Any comments?

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote some hubs about why cats are better pets than dogs...it really depends on your personality and lifestyle..

    2. Scribenet profile image86
      Scribenetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think dogs have more expressive faces and show empathy more than cats...a dog will come to comfort you if you are visibly upset! That is the winning straaw.

      However cats and dogs each have their own set of endearing and adorable characteristics! I love them both!

      1. tlmcgaa70 profile image66
        tlmcgaa70posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        cats are also comforters. i have a cat that comes running to see if i am ok if i so much as sneeze or cough...every single time. my cats snuggle if i am feeling sad, they bathe my face to give me comfort and let me know they will love me no matter what.

    3. Marcy-Lipton profile image59
      Marcy-Liptonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      dogs are dependent of humans.

      cats arent.

      they do what they want and they go where they want

    4. tlmcgaa70 profile image66
      tlmcgaa70posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cats are less demanding than dogs. cats are also as faithful and loving as dogs. i prefer cats to dogs even tho i used to be a dog person. the reason i think people prefer dogs is because dogs dont threaten their ego the way cats do. cats are more like people than dogs. people like having a pet that has a slave mentality...they dont want one that thinks for itself and has moods like they do.

  2. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    I've had both dogs and cats. The litter box is what turns me off from cats. I'd rather pick up doggie doo all day then have a litter box in the house.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Well, I have a cat and he is very faithful, comes running when I call. I like the fact I don't have to walk him.

  4. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    I have had many dogs and cats over the years and each is wonderful in their own way.  I find that cats are no less faithful than dogs, they jump on your bed and climb all over you, rub themselves up against you and purrrrrrr at you.  And dogs can be extremely demanding, especially when you have to get up at 2:00 a.m. because they have to be let out.  It all depends on the individual animal as each has it's own personality and character.

  5. maddiekylie1077 profile image57
    maddiekylie1077posted 6 years ago

    Maybe because of kids their very playful and a fun pet to have

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe for some people it's because dogs are more dependent. Cats, as loving as they can be, tend to be much more independent. Some people like to feel needed.

  6. Zabbella profile image78
    Zabbellaposted 6 years ago

    I think it is because dogs show, outwardly, how happy they are that you entered the room.  They jump around and wag their tails and bodies!
    Cats show it also but on their own time.  When a cat show you love, it is so cool, quiet collected, but you still feel the love.:p

  7. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I  prefer cats to dogs, and by a wide margin.

    Cats command your respect, but dogs are just stupid. I mean, what is intelligent about an animal that licks or sniffs disgusting things he finds on the street?

    Cats are above all that. And they don't bark at 4am because the moon cast a shadow.

  8. profile image57
    mrhappy0121posted 6 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW-dO2HLbtQ      this video will explain

  9. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I think it would be interesting if some researcher came up with a purring wiener dog.