There is no doubt that cats are the more preferred pets. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association revealed that more households in the United States have cats than dogs. This is not surprising as cats have some outstanding qualities that make them the absolute best.  Below are eight of these qualities:

  1. Cats don’t take up as much space as dogs:

Regardless of the size of your dog, you would have to sacrifice a ton of space to ensure it lives a happy, healthy life. Dogs need a larger space to play and exercise, and their personal stuff will equally occupy a sizeable room in your abode.

Cats, on the other hand, do not require as much space as is needed with dogs. Aside from being generally smaller in size, their essentials such as litter boxes and water dishes won’t cost you too much space.

  1. Cats are less expensive to manage:

This is one of the primary reasons people choose cats over dogs. Cats are generally more affordable than dogs over the course of their lifetime. The adoption fees for cats or kittens are lower than for dogs or puppies, this is more so if it is kitten season or there is a major influx of kittens in shelters.

Due to their high activity, dogs tend to destroy their toys, hence dog toys are usually made from tougher and invariably more expensive materials. Cat toys, however, are cheaper to buy and can easily be fabricated at home.

While cats are content just lounging at home and playing with their toys, dogs require plenty of exercise for good health. On average dogs need two to three walks per day. This can be near impossible or stressful if you have a fulltime job.

  1. Cats are content living indoors:

While cats can spend the whole day indoors, this is almost impossible for dogs.  In order for your dog to live a healthy, happy life, you must give it a lot of exercises and walks. This can be somewhat challenging for anyone with limited mobility or who don’t have access to a park or yard.

  1. Cats are quieter:

Regardless of how much of a dog lover you may be, you must admit the fact that incessant dog barking can be very annoying and disturbing. Dogs bark for many reasons, from seeing strangers to spotting another animal.  Cats, on the other hand, are much quieter. Even at night when they tend to make their loudest noise, the meows and purrs are more cute than annoying.

  1. Cats are neater:

Cats are definitely neater than dogs, this is because of their self-cleaning actions. You won’t really have any reason to bathe your cat, unless if there is an emergency or some other medical reason. Dogs, on the other hand, can get that “doggy smell”.  Bathing a dog can prove very challenging and dog groomers can be quite costly.

  1. Cats eat neatly:

Cats eat in the cutest and neatest of ways. They take small mouthfuls and tend to eat it over a long period of time.  Cats will also stop eating when they are full. Dogs, however, gobble at their food. They eat as much as they can as fast as they can.  They often have no limit on the quantity they will eat and can make themselves sick.

  1. Kittens become independent sooner:

Although kittens and puppies require a lot of time, attention, and energy, puppies tend to require more extensive and extended training than kittens, particularly as regards potty training. For kittens, by the time they are weaned from their mothers, they would have learned the basics of using the litter box. This means they can be left at home unsupervised while their owner is at work all day.

  1. Cats keep pests at bay:

One of the benefits of keeping cats in your home is that it ensures a pest-free home. Cats are natural born hunters and their scents alone can help to keep rodents away from your home.

In conclusion,  I think we can agree that while both dogs and cats can make wonderful pets, cats are by far much easier to care for while bringing just as much joy.