Show MoreThere are many reasons to get a pet. You could choose to get a pet for a companion, or simply to add to your family. Many older folk choose to get a pet after they retire or lose their spouse so they do not feel lonely. Many young couples choose to get a pet before they opt to have children, and many families add a pet to their home for their children. The question is though, what type of pet to get? Do you get a cat, or a dog? Having a dog as a pet over a cat is much more enjoyable and beneficial to your life, specifically because of their behavior, convenience, and loyalty. A dogs behavior is significantly more desirable than a cats. A dog is loving and friendly most of the time and enjoys a good belly rub as a reward. If you try and…show more content…
Owning a dog over a cat is a far greater convenience. A dog is leaps more sociable of an animal than a cat and they are essentially built in security wherever you take them. From sitting on your front porch, to jogging down a trail with your pooch, they are the ultimate protection as their bark scares off anything from raccoons to a threat of a potentially dangerous human. Or, more importantly, a dog can be your eyes if you are blind. Have you ever seen a “seeing eye cat?” Also, if your house catches fire, a dog is far more likely to wake you up and try to get you out, while a cat worries about escaping and protecting itself. Dogs are built in many shapes and sizes, therefore you can always choose one that fits your needs. Dogs need their room depending on their size. Dogs are very beneficial in helping you attain staying healthy. A dog is the perfect companion to that morning jog, or midnight walk to look at the stars, or you could even take him shopping with you for his food at the local pet store. A dog will play fetch on a nice day, and will bring you back your Frisbee if your throw was out of whack. Most importantly, a dog sleeps when you sleep, unlike a cat who will walk across your face at three in the morning. The most enjoyable part of owning a dog over a cat is their loyalty. A dogs loyalty is like no other animal. A dog will come to you when you want its attention, even if he does not
Dogs Vs Cats
Dogs and cats are by far the two animals most commonly kept as pets worldwide. Surveys indicate that some people are naturally disposed to either of the two as pets to the exclusion of the other animals. In other words, some people may be classified as ‘dog’ people while others are designated as ‘cat’ people. Simply put, some people love dogs but just can’t stand cats and vice versa. The jury is out as to which of the two makes a better pet. As in all cases of subjective debates, personal preferences inevitably influence perception but realistically, what are the objective facts?
The Case for Dogs
Several scientific research efforts have been conducted in the United States regarding the comparative attributes of dogs and cats as pets in order to determine which of the two makes a better pet. The results seem to be inconclusive with arguments both in favour of and against the two animals. What are the findings that favour domestic dogs as better pets than domestic cats? Research has revealed that dog owners have lower blood pressure, lower levels of cholesterol and are less prone to developing serious health issues. Dogs have been found to make people laugh unlike cats. Dogs help people to make friends. A recent survey shows that people are more likely to stop and chat with a person walking with his dog than one going alone.
A dog’s sense of smell can be put to a good use. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are currently training some specific breeds of dogs on how to detect ovarian cancer by sniffing. Dogs are more advanced technologically than cats. Dogs are easily trained to make use of gadgets such as iPads to take “selfies” and to respond to written commands on such gadgets. Dogs keep their owners fit by encouraging them to walk which is a great bodily exercise. Dogs are true heroes, being useful in crime fighting. They have been used to detect bombs and prevent multiple deaths of people. Dogs are known to be capable of detecting heart attacks 12 or 15 hours before it happens. They display tell-tale signs such as whining and anxious barking hours before the seizure strikes. Dogs have been proven countless times to be loyal creatures. Dogs have been known to be trained in helping to save endangered animal species such as killer whales. Studies reveal that children exposed to “dog dust” early in life are less prone to developing allergies or asthma later in life.
The Case for Cats
Generally speaking, cats are easy to please, make good roommates and are entertaining. Cats are naturally neat, clean and tidy. Cats hunt pets such as rats thereby reducing their potential health dangers. Cats are cheaper to keep than dogs and are very quiet. Cats do not need their owners in order to exercise themselves and are more flexible when it comes to the choice of a home.