Which makes a better pet: A dog or a cat? – Part 19

It’s time to choose a pet, but which is better: a cat or dog? Both have their advantages, but which is truly best? Deciding depends mainly on the person and their personality. However, overall, the better pet to choose is a cat, unless of course you have cages full of mice and birds.


Cats are well known for being extremely independent. You can leave them a clean litter box, food, and water and they’re fine by themselves. Dogs, on the other hand, can’t be left alone very long at all. Cats know how to occupy themselves, while dogs’ activities depend mainly upon the owner.

With a cat, you don’t have to worry about finding someone to pet sit while you’re away or even while you’re off at work. You can easily take a few days vacation and your cat will be just fine. Even if you just need a few hours alone, a cat will be happy doing something in another room.

Needy pets may seem like fun at first, but after a while they can get rather annoying. Independent pets like the cat are easier to care for because they know how to take care of themselves.

~Better with Others

You don’t have to worry about your cat attacking your friends and family when they visit. Honestly, how many stories have you heard about a domestic cat attacking and killing a child? This is because a cat will either like someone or they won’t. Instead of attacking, they simply go their own way. Plus, if a cat starts to have an attitude, it’s easy to pick up a five pound cat and put it in another room.

Cats also tend to get along with other animals and people easier than dogs. A cat is naturally curious, which leads them to start relationships with others in order to learn more about them. Curiosity isn’t such a bad thing after all.

~Easier to Keep Indoors

Many dogs have to be kept outdoors. Even some small dogs are so hyper that you have no choice but to find some way to keep them outside most of the time. Cats on the other hand are usually perfectly happy indoors. When a cat is kept indoors, there are fewer health problems and the cat is much safer.

Give a cat a place of their own, even if it’s just a small area, and they will be content to be kept inside. Since cats are small, they have no problem finding places to place indoors.


As independent as cats are, they are also extremely loyal and lovable. Cats love to curl up in your lap or in bed with you. They also enjoy playing with their owners. A string or ball of paper will keep you and your cat occupied for hours. Since both of you have your own lives, you will both thoroughly enjoy the time you spend together. Cats have no problem showing you how much they care without driving you crazy.

Cats are overall the better pet over a dog. Cats are loving, independent, and get along with others better. What more could you ask for in a pet?

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