5 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Photo By Dylan Brotherton

August 20, 2018

In the age-old battle between cats and dogs, many pet lovers would claim that dogs are better than cats, but let’s set the record straight. Here are 5 reasons why cats are better than dogs:

  1. Cats are cheaper than dogs

According to the ASPCA, owning a cat instead of a dog could save you a minimum of $300 to $800 a year – probably more. The most prevalent reason why dogs are more expensive than cats is that they are much larger on average. It does not stop there. Everything about caring for a cat is inevitably inexpensive compared to a dog including insurance, veterinary treatments, bedding and flea and worming treatment. Moreover, cats not only will keep you happy, they will also keep your wallet happy as well!

     2. Cats are quieter

Have you ever heard of a cat barking at the sound of a doorbell? When feeling being upset, happy, startled or excited, cats are commonly known to keep to themselves. Dogs will announce almost anything to a deafening extent.

     3. Cats do not have to be walked

Something that is extremely vital for dogs health is exercise. It is important to make sure they are walked daily. This can be extremely time-consuming. As stated by ASPCA, few dogs get an adequate amount of exercise. This could be a result of not having time to walk the dog or pay for a walker. Cats, on the other hand, do not have to be walked. They are extremely independent and many are happy to stay indoors.

     4. Having a cat can reduce the stress in your life.

Cats do not take much care, so simple things such as snuggling and petting a cat can be relaxing and distract the owner from other worries. According to Elizabeth Scott article, How Owning a Dog or Cat Can Reduce Stress, complements the idea that having a cat has many physiological benefits including relieving stress and anxiety.

     5. Cats live longer than dogs

Statistically, cats live longer than dogs. Cats enjoy a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years whereas, for dogs, they live an average of 11 years.  Larger animals have a shorter life expectancy than smaller animals. If you want a pet that will keep you company for as many years AS possible, you should invest in a cat.

 

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