Is a Dog or Cat Easier to Take Care of? Having a cat or dog brings with it many responsibilities of pet ownership. Of course, they are both adorable, and if you have the time to walk every day and play stick and ball throwing games a dog is an ideal companion and pet.
But, for easy, no fuss care a cat is much easier to look after than a dog, as your cat will be undemanding, mainly eating and sleeping, and usually there for companionship when required.
An adult cat will sleep for 18-20 hours a day, so when you wake up in the morning they are usually still sleeping. Your dog will be bounding around with so much energy, ready for his first walk of the day.
Unless it is a much older dog, the dog usually displays a lot more energy than a cat. Your cat will want to eat, but usually does not make a fuss or vocalize. The cat will sit in front of his dish, tail swishing waiting, usually patiently, for you to supply his breakfast.
The dog will actively look for food, and if you fail to supply it in a timely manner, he will probably snatch your toddler’s toast, most dogs display a level of impatience.
You take your dog for a walk and this can be quite pleasant. Be sure to leave him on -leash until you get to the park, and don’t forget the small plastic bags to pick up the droppings.
Sometimes your dog may take a dislike to another dog, and display aggression, try to avoid this as it may not end well if he confronts another dog. Meanwhile, your cat is at home with his litter tray, much easier to manage by emptying once a day than picking up dog droppings.
When you have a pet you always have to provide medical care. Check-ups, groomings, immunization, de-sexing, There are lots of reasons to visit the vet, microchipping, and dental care, amongst other treatments for worming and fleas, these are expensive for both animals.
So whether you are getting a cat or dog it is important that they are given the best medical care to grow strong and healthy. So, when you get a pet, you will want to budget for the health care, and dogs are marginally more expensive than cats for a trip to the vet.
Your dog will now be ready for another walk, while the cat will be asleep in a patch of sunlight. Once you get to the park, it will be time to throw the ball again. Your dog has friends this will obligate you to take him on playdates or have his dog friend stay over.
Yes, dogs have a social life and it may even be busier than yours. The cat meanwhile, doesn’t have friends and discourages the cats, but will design to sit on your knee as the weather gets colder, usually purring in a restful manner.
Your dog requires distraction with dog toys. If he becomes bored he may start digging tunnels in the garden or swinging on the washing line. So you will need to buy some special dog activities to keep him busy when you are at work.
Meanwhile, the cat requires a scratching post, and maybe a small plastic ball to chase when he becomes active, usually around dusk for about one hour. Cats are most active around twilight, but it usually doesn’t last too long.
When a cat is young, he will probably climb the trees in your garden, as they like to be outside for a while and have access to medicinal grass to chew.
When you are out with the dog, keep him on the leash while navigating the roads to the park, unless he is well trained he is at risk of being run over or picking up and eating undesirable food.
I think cat or dog very much depends on your stage of life. If you have children they will certainly want a dog to play with. We hope this article helps!