Top 5 Reasons Why Cats are Better Than Dogs

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As you should be well aware by now, I am a cat person.

NOTE- I am NOT a crazy cat lady.  I only have three cats.  And I have a spouse.  Crazy cat ladies do not have spouses.

So, why are cats better than dogs?  Glad you asked!

#5 Cats live longer.   Everyone knows the worst part of having a pet is losing them.  The average life of a large breed dog is 10 to 12 years.  The average life of a small breed dog is 12 to 14 years (although there are a couple breeds that typically live much longer).  The average life for in indoor cat is 13 to 16 years.   We don’t talk about outdoor cats.

#4 Cats are smaller (again, I know there are exceptions).  This means they eat less food and create less poop.  They need smaller amount of medication should any be needed.  When they sit on the couch there is still room for you.  When they sit on your lap you can still breathe.  People aren’t afraid to come to your house because you have a big cat.

#4a  Cats do not eat their own turds or the turds of other animals.

#3 Cats are quieter.  They don’t bark.  Ever. Barring an intact female in heat, I don’t think cats are capable of producing the sheer decibel level of even a small dog barking their damn fool head off. No one gets the police called on them because their cat is keeping the entire neighborhood awake all night with their barking.  No one is on the phone apologizing because their cat is making too much noise.

#2 Cat are independent.  You can leave them home alone for a couple days and your house will still be standing when you get back.  As long as they have food, water, and mostly clean place to potty they are perfectly fine on their own.  A dog will do anything for a pat on the head and a “Good boy/ girl!”.  Cats have more pride than that.  But no, being more independent does not mean cats are not affectionate!  Which leads me directly to……..

#1 Dogs don’t purr.  There is NOTHING that compares to the joy of a putting kitty on your lap.  And even better, the frequency at which they purr has been found to have health benefits for humans including reduced stress, reduced blood pressure, and faster healing.   The canine world has nothing to offer that even comes close.

So there you go.  Cats rule, dogs drool 🙂

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