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Should I get a dog or a cat?

So, you are planning to get a pet for yourself. As a companion, they fill your lives with their innocent feelings of love and faithfulness.

But the question remains what pet should you get? What will work for you? A dog or a cat? If you’re confused with this dreaded question we’re here to help you out of it.

Do not confuse this article with the generic crap that goes like Dogs are better than cats or cats are better than dogs.

It just helps you evaluate yourself, match yourself with the nature of a dog and a cat and find out what will work as a good choice for you.

Factor 1: Your Lifestyle

Here we are mostly considered with the amount of time you can give your pet.

If you are a workaholic and can’t get even like two hours of free time every day, a dog won’t be a good choice for you.

Dogs love companionship and if you leave them alone for more time they quickly learn bad habits which are hard to let go for them.

On the other hand, cats are very independent animals and can live pretty much on their own for some days at a stretch. They do not crave for attention like dogs do.

Having said that they too need their share of love from you even though they don’t want it so badly like dogs do.

Factor 2: Available space

Factor no. 2 to consider is that how much space will the pet you chose need.

Dogs in general are active animals (unless you spoilt it enough to get lazy). They love hopping around jumping on you and running around the house hastily.

If you can’t provide them enough space to play around, don’t get one.

If space is a concern for you, cats are a better option.

They have calm calculated movements that suit a predator and so they take up less space as compared to a dog.

Also, they have limited requirements, they need a litter box, food on time a scratching post and they will find their source of amusement anywhere.

Factor 3: Your activity levels

If you are an active person and have enough physical activity, choosing a large pup that needs physical activity as it grows up into a strong dog is a great choice for you.

If you are much of a: “I am bored, let’s get a walk in the park kind of person, a small dog that loves to go out on walks is right for you.”

If you are the person that leads a sedentary lifestyle and spend most of your time at home working on your laptop or sleeping around, a cat may make a good choice for you.

So, this was a guide that will surely help you choose whether to get a dog or a cat as your pet. Hope this will help you chose your furry friend wisely.