Cats Vs. Dogs: An Infographic [Pic]

Submitted by: _kiersten_ 7 years ago in Misc
Cats vs Dogs
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How do the two natural-born enemies stack up? Which do you prefer, I-A-B? (I wonder what pmarren thinks...)
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Male 203
My Cat Luvvvvvvvz My dog, She slaps him occasianly on infringment of personal space
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Male 576
My dog eats cats, but my cat eats dog food... My dog eats his own s#!+... but my cat will eat his s#!+ too... My dog plays with balls, but my cat tries to play with my balls at the most inopropriat times... Over all, the both suck, but I love them:)
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Female 30
Cats > Dogs
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Female 120
Pet post! My dog arthur is a roosterapoo :)


<3
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Female 62
Cats are easier to look after than dogs and need less work. I love dogs, but in my life have only ever had one. My circumstances now mean I am unable to look after a dog, even though I`d love to have a German Shepherd. However, I have had cats all my life, I`ve grown up with cats. I love cats too, and have 5 of them now (and just for the record to those to claim that outdoor cats live shorter lives, mine are all outdoors, and 4 of them (excepting the youngest) are all between 7 - 11 years of age).
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Female 47
cats hands down.... dogs are good if they are big and floofy... the little yappy ratty kick dogs should even be called dogs... how about calling them footballs, dustbunnys, hockey pucks, baseballs, or even shooting skeets...
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Female 168
My dog`s a mix of a golden retriever, black lab and German Shepherd. She`ll be 14 on the 24th of this month. She sounds mean as hell, but she wouldn`t hurt a fly. She has some mild arthritis and her hearing is getting iffy, but she`s okay. We`ve fed her only dry dog food, save for the times she`s stolen our chocolate or food on our plate and the Christmas treat of a can of wet food. The vet said she`s got nearly perfect oral health. <3 my dog.


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Female 18
as much as i love dogs. Cat`s win hands down!!
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Female 934

This is why I don`t like cats.
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Male 440
triple spam post, come on mods do something about this
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Male 117
"If you own a lot of dogs, people think your cool."

You`re*, and are you sure about that?
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Female 249
As for you radishboy, why did you not go to your vet or local supermarket and buy a dewormer? Your problem would be solved, and the cat would be much healthier. Any animal with close human contact should be de-fleaed, de-ticked and de-wormed for your own safety, as well as the animals well-being. This is cheap and easy to do. I worm my cat every 3 months with cheap cat paste from the supermarket (has the exact ingredients of the expensive brands) and a frontline rip-off to prevent ticks and fleas. Once again, cheap but same ingredients. Costs me about 10 bucks every three months for de-worm and 40 for a pack of de-flea (one pack of de-flea has 4 vials, so does a whole year) So that works out to 20 bucks every three months, or 80 a year. Not much really. Thats about 22c a day for the animals health.

I feel sorry for that cat. Imagine how sick he would feel being parasited by worms. Poor kitty.
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Female 249
According to my vet, indoor cats tend to live longer as their is a reduced risk of accidents. When I was a kid we had 2 beautiful cats, one of who died young from a car accident. So yes, outside is more risky. That said, the price is probably not so much for lifespan as for things to amuse the cat (scratching posts etc) as it has no environment to enjoy, and kitty litter.

My cat I have had since I was 6 or 7. That would make him 10-11 years old. He gets the best of both worlds. Lives safely inside, but free to go outside. I only let him out since he never leaves the backyard. Actually, he only goes out to do his business, or when I go to hang washing out (he`ll go bask on the lawn then follow me inside) Occasionally, if its a nice day, he might sunbake on the pergola for an hour or so.

I love the lazy sucker.
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Male 440
If you own a lot of cats, people call you crazy.
If you own a lot of dogs, people think your cool.
If you own a lot of sharks, then phuck what people think cuz you`re phucking awesome.
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Female 1,244
Cats rule

Dogs are just stupid..I`ve never owned one but I work with them
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Male 1,590
"I have two cats who I love to bits, but I would like to have a dog - unfortunatley, I am too selfish, irresponsible and lazy to care for one. Same reason I don`t have children."

A woman after my own heart...
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Female 111
Snakes > Cats and Dogs :)
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Male 587
They actually think the domestication of cats started 9500 years ago in Cyprus and the Near East, around the time of the development of agriculture
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Male 2,690
Dogs>cats always and forever.
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Female 75
Awk, good ole Queens got a mention :L
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Female 71
When they`re accounting for cost of indoor cats it must be the litter. Outdoor cats tend to live longer than indoor cats because they are typically less overweight and therefore healthier. My cat lived to 21 and she was an outdoor cat until the last couple years of her life.
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Male 14,331
@radishboy
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Male 440
A dog is called "man`s best friend" for a reason.
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Female 13
Cats have been domesticated for well over 7,000 years. They were kept as pets of royalty in ancient Egypt!
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Male 240
Dogs Rule!
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Female 4,039
I have two cats who I love to bits, but I would like to have a dog - unfortunatley, I am too selfish, irresponsible and lazy to care for one. Same reason I don`t have children.
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Male 46
We "had" an outdoor cat once, (really it was just a stray that we would feed.) he (it was most definitely a "he," as he had a habit of getting a bit too "excited" when you rubbed his belly... oddly, he had been neutered, so he obviously had a "loving" home at some point.) usually hung out in the woods behind our house, but if you opened the back door and shook the container of "happy cat moist" cat food, he would almost instantly come flying out of the woods and into the house to eat. we would often let him inside, but one day i was petting him in the house, and noticed a worm...squirming around...coming out of his...butt-hole... Obviously i found this to be just awful and put him outside. We never saw him again after that, though later we noticed a black cat who had been hit by a car on the side of the road. (I forgot to mention before, he was a black cat as well...) i kind of felt bad, but come on... he had ass worms for christ`s sake
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Male 117
What`s the difference between an indoor and outdoor cat? Ours spent half her time indoors and half her time outdoors... And we had to put her down at 18.

Cat`s are smarter than dogs overall... They shoulda mentioned that D:
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Female 1,593
"Indoor cats cats cost a lot more because they have a much longer lifespan than outdoor cats. Indoor cats live an average of 14 years, outdoor cats live and average of only 4."

Funny, I had two outdoor cats who died from NATURAL causes at 16 and 14. I`ve got an outdoor cat who is going on 14. Another outdoor cat I have is 8...
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Male 132
an outdoor cat is more likely to have an accident sure, but to say it will only live for 4 years is completely retarded, i had an outdoor cat that lived till 14.
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Male 1,623
"Indoor cats cats cost a lot more because they have a much longer lifespan than outdoor cats. Indoor cats live an average of 14 years, outdoor cats live and average of only 4."

Our outdoor cat lived for 15 years.
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Male 193
i like both for totally different reasons. sometimes i wish my dog would just calm the drat down - i went to the shop for ten minutes, he greets me like i`ve been gone a month.
flipside is - cats are comparatively cold - "you think i give a poo if u left. you better have brought me something nice"
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Male 2
Underground, how many indoor cats get run over on the road? How many indoor cats wind up as food in Chinese restaurants? I would say outdoor cats have a shorter lifespan. Logical, not retarded.
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Female 449
I have 4 cats, all of them outdoor, the ages are: 13, 8, 3, 2. So you, NotttaSpy, are retarded.
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Male 14,331
CATS!
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Male 881
Indoor cats cats cost a lot more because they have a much longer lifespan than outdoor cats. Indoor cats live an average of 14 years, outdoor cats live and average of only 4.
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Male 6,693
DOG.
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Male 51
itkonlyyou65 should be banned for spamming so many topics
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Male 715
Indoor cats cost more? I don`t see how. My cats are indoor cats, and they cost me less than the ones we had that went outside. (and eventually got hit by cars)
There were a lot more vet visits for the ones who explored the neighborhood.
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Female 346
I have 3 cats and 3 dogs, I love them all! :)
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Male 451
DOGS! I have a Jack Russell Terrier and she is the best dog anyone could ever want. Cats are fun to kick though...
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Female 77
@Cliffey - I should have said on average. Some dogs do have more smell receptors than cats. A bloodhound for e.g has around 300 million and a cat 200 million but there is so much variability among breeds of dogs the average cat has a more acute nose than the average dog.
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Male 98
Dogs are always the best.
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Male 350
CATS ^^
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Male 4,593
See? Cats and monkeys BOTH suck equally.

Interestingly, last weekend my girlfriends cat kept jumping up on the counter... I got a bunch of flypaper and put it up on the counter one night before bed (after also putting some shrimp tails on the counter). Withing minutes of going to bed, that sonovabitch cat jumped up and got the paper stuck EVERYWHERE on his body. It was hilarious - you should`ve seen the goddam thing struggling and making it worse. I laughed my ass off - GF didn`t think it was as funny as I did. Had to cut most of the flypaper out, but some I got to just yank off. Funny stuff.
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Male 1,043
Cats are the best no matter what!!!
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Female 934
"As cute as my Siamese cat, Halpert, is ... he is the most useless creature on this planet. He sleeps, pisses on walls, poops outside of litterbox, barfs on couch, then sleeps. Once in a while he`ll ask for a head scratch. I love him ONLY because he`s cute. Oh, his poultry-free (preferably salmon or rabbit), grain-free diet is costly (damn allergies).

I`m getting a dog soon. Unfortunately, I`m keeping Halpert too."

This made me laugh.

Also, I`ve had both dogs and cats in my lifetime, and I must say, hampsters are truly the best pet. They stay in a cage, they`re still cute and you can hold them, and they don`t live too long so the cost isn`t all that high.

But, for the sake of this arugment, I choose dogs.
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Female 3,574
I`m a dog person. My mom owns two cats and they`re okay, but I still like my dog more. Plus I`m not allergic to him, but I am allergic to the cats lol.
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Male 440
I`d rather have a dog, they like to play, cats like to lie around and scratch the hell out of you.
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Male 26
@schro - so you are suggesting that this study, especially the part about dogs having more odor-sensitive cells to be what? pure myth?
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Male 509
"Don`t get me wrong, I love dogs. I really do. Their just not the pet for me. Neither is superior, their just suited to different people."

I`m a dog person myself and tbh I agree with you here 100%... I don`t mind cats and I`ll stroke one if it wants me to, but given the choice I`d get a dog all the way.

"they forgot to mention how goddamn loud dogs bark sometimes"

they can be trained out of that, and they do it for plenty of reasons, most of which are pretty acceptable. I actually use my dog as an extra pair of ears by keeping her up here with me if I`m home alone and I have headphones in - she`ll get off the cushion and go downstairs if she hears anything, and if it`s someone she doesn`t know she barks her head off. So I have a portable burglar alarm :-D
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Female 1,199
I love dogs.

I always find cats to have such unpredictable personalities... x_x; At least in my experience.
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Female 12
YaY go cats :)
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Female 77
I love both cats and dogs but the average cat actually has a better sense of smell
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Female 876
so either you`re going to be healthy as a horse and probably have a tiny brain like them

or you`re going to be smart so that well educated and therefore rich to pay your hospital bills

depending on your choice between being a catlover and a doglover, lol
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Female 249
I`m a cat person. I`m too lazy to walk a dog (cant be bothered after spending the day at school then work) , and I`m arrogant. Me and my cat therefore get along just fine. He has no incentive to want any exercise, and is typically aloof like most felines. I feed him and let him sleep on the bed. In return he shows me affection and keeps my feet warm at night. It`s mutaly beneficial for both the cat and me. I adore the little bugger.

Not only that, but when I have been away for an extended time (overnight say) I get a happy greeting from him just like I would from any dog. Given, it`s not the "OH GOD YOUR HOME I MISSED YOU" Of a dog, but rather the quiet meow and rub against legs of a cat. He`s as affectionate as any dog, just because hes not as enthusiastic about it doesn`t mean he is not.

Don`t get me wrong, I love dogs. I really do. Their just not the pet for me. Neither is superior, their just suited to different people.
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Female 140
I wuv my kitty! :3
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Female 5
Dogs :)
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Male 116
"Cat`s are useless. They don`t want to have anything to do with you unless their in the mood, you can`t take them out anywhere, they don`t like interacting with you...they just take up money and space."

"I think you just succinctly described my wife... Damn."

*applause*
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Female 536
I don`t think of myself as either a dog person or a cat person. I`ve grown up with both animals my entire life (as well as a few other species), and I can honestly say I have known some really awesome dogs and cats.....and I have also known some HORRIBLE dogs and cats. Just depends on the individual animal, IMHO.

In reality, I`m probably more of a reptile person ;-)
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Male 291
@Davymid hahahhahahahhaha
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Female 374
I`m a cat person, myself. But I`ve grown up with both my entire life.
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Male 842
I`m fascinated by the fact that large/giant dogs cost less overall than small/medium dogs. That seems counterintuitive. Wish I`d known that when I decided to get a Jack Russell...

Ah well. I love my dog to bits, so it`s worth it.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Cat`s are useless. They don`t want to have anything to do with you unless their in the mood, you can`t take them out anywhere, they don`t like interacting with you...they just take up money and space.[/quote]
I think you just succinctly described my wife... Damn.
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Female 1,441
Cat`s are useless. They don`t want to have anything to do with you unless their in the mood, you can`t take them out anywhere, they don`t like interacting with you...they just take up money and space.
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Female 275
i gotta agree w/ ZenDragon , as much as i love my cats they avoid their litter box and throw up on the bed, floor, couch, and chairs -___-
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Female 864
cat`s suck ,dogs are awesome .
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Male 894
i like dogs because they raise hell when strangers break into my garage. cats run the other way scared and just stare at the dude while he straps on MY helmet and rips off MY motorcycle. thanks a lot cat. i saw a pic once of a pitt bull with a huge gash on the top of his head. then they lifted up the sheet he was standing next to to show the dude that got attacked by the dog when he broke into someone`s house. good boy, have a big juicy steak.
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Female 2
lol I love my cat only because she is cute. She always pees on my cloths...and my cloths only. She like can pick my poo out of a bunch and pee on it. I thought it was because she hated me, but someone recently brought to my attention that she might just like me and shes marking her territory.... but i thought that was like a dog thing? hmm
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Female 229
As cute as my Siamese cat, Halpert, is ... he is the most useless creature on this planet. He sleeps, pisses on walls, poops outside of litterbox, barfs on couch, then sleeps. Once in a while he`ll ask for a head scratch. I love him ONLY because he`s cute. Oh, his poultry-free (preferably salmon or rabbit), grain-free diet is costly (damn allergies).

I`m getting a dog soon. Unfortunately, I`m keeping Halpert too.
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Female 2
My cat use to eat mac n` cheese when she was little. And she eats the poo out of these purple flowers we have planted...my mom calls it cat mint. She eats it like there is no tomorrow.
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Male 226
I have a golden retriever, and a cat. what now? lawl.
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Male 9,305
"they forgot to mention how goddamn loud dogs bark sometimes"

And that cats mewl and cry at all hours of the night...
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Male 42
>>>Sunday, May 16, 2010 7:00:42 PM
How the heck does having a cat make you more like to have a university degree...

Its probably the other way round. Someone who has a university degree generally becomes a young professional that stereotypically lives in a small apartment or a flat where dogs are a no-go because of space, while cats are okay. Conversely someone with a university may have a more full-on job with less time for a dog, while a cat is okay.

The relationship/difference is probably small yet significant.
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Male 669
they forgot to mention how goddamn loud dogs bark sometimes
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Male 2,238
But not Prime`s Mom. She`s only on her corner on weekends.

<333 Altaru.
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Male 12,138
Thanks Altaru, we`re here all week. And let`s not forget that while I love cats and Lionhart loves dogs, Prime`s Mom just loves it in general...
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Male 2,748
yea, i agree with GreyYes, cats are not primarily carnivorous, my cat loves greenbeans!
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Male 3,482
[quote]Example, I love cats. Lionhart on the other hand, loves dogs. See where I`m going with this?[/quote]

Mods, have I ever told you how much I love you guys?

Seriously, you`re funnier than half the posts anymore.
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Male 12,138
[quote]How the heck does having a cat make you more like to have a university degree... [/quote]
I guess one way of interpreting that is that cat-lovers are on average more intelligent than dog-lovers.

Example, I love cats. Lionhart on the other hand, loves dogs. See where I`m going with this?
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Female 126
Strange, I`ve never had a cat that didn`t live past 15
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Male 136
[quote]How the heck does having a cat make you more like to have a university degree...[/quote]

University is a pretty good place to get pussy, everyone knows that.
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Female 418
Actually, cats dont just eat meat. My cat just loves veggies/fruits! I give her lettuce and Mellon as a treat rather then gross unnatural cat treats from the store
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Male 12,138
Queen`s University, Belfast? Why, that`s my old Alma Mater... *gets all misty eyed and nostalgic*
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Male 612
Dr.Fusion says get "Plz getz kittez ok thanx"
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Male 1,523
How the heck does having a cat make you more like to have a university degree...

cat vs dog = Opinion.

I like cats better, it`s just my personal preference. Neither of them is better. >.>
*mumble mumble*
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Male 985
Great info, very non-bias :D
I have both a cat and a dog, love em both
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Female 32
I`m very definitely a cat person. It`s worth more to me when my little cat who I`ve had for eight years and who barely likes anyone curls up on my lap and purrs than when some random dog I`ve never seen before generally behaves as though I`m some new variant of god.
Cats are more fickle, if you can get a cat to consistently like you for a long time, it *really* likes you.
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Male 182
pizzabob18
dude that could be just your cat, my dogs to know where there not supposed to go, my cat just goes there when he needs/wants something
my cats love ppl and are nice
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Male 182
Altaru
so true
my cat will sit staring at the dog til it sniffs him
being an old geezer, hed gibbs slap him, trip his front paw, and walk away smug looking
funny as crap
i have 3 cats and 2 dogs and love them all
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Female 859
Dogs totally win.
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Female 1,077
i have a dog and a cat, and i love them both. my dog is one of the smartest damn dogs i`ve ever seen as well. you can seriously command him to pick out a certain toy from his bin (ex. "the round one") and he`ll know which one to get.
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Male 3,482
My cat used to kick BOTH of my dog`s asses...

Especially the Lhasa. She would partially close doors on tile floors, then tease the dog `til he chased her.

Cat would gracefully jump through the small crack she left in the door, dog (having no brakes on tile) would go sliding into the door headfirst. Cat would proceed to walk out with a triumphant look on her face.

It was always good for a laugh.

As for the giant mutt... The cat would smack him upside the head Gibbs (NCIS) style if he pissed her off.

I always want to have both. The interactions between them are usually pretty fun to watch.
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Male 2,591
thought yall might find this interesting.. today my sis brought over her lil yorkie dog who has never met a cat, and my cat has never met a dog. i thought my cat and her dog would freak out about each other. But, they just calmly walked up to each other.. smelled each others faces and butts.. and they were totally cool with each other!! it was f---ing sweet!! they spent the day chasing each other around playing and such.
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Male 221
I`m allergic to cats, so dogs for me. Plus it`s also found that cats only find the taste of meat tasty, which makes cats evil... it just does
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Female 34
i have a cat and a dog, and they are the best of buddies :D
they cuddle together on the couch, and the dog licks the cat ALOT (we try to stop him cause sometimes it rips random patches out of the cat and looks stupid)
it`s humerous cause the cat is bigger than the dog, hahaha.
he`s a fatass, but he`s a cuddle monster and loves people.. and never hisses or swipes at anyone.
they seem like the real life versions of Garfield and Odie cause the cat is an orange tabby, fat, and often enough has a sarcastic, not impressed look on his face. The dog on the other hand is a mini weiner dog that acts happy all the time and dim witted more so than not.
i happen to love both cats and dogs, but it also depends on the personality of the animal.
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Female 71
My old cat used to kick ass. When our neighbour`s aggressive german shepherd barked at her through the fence she would scratch him right across the nose.
My dog, on the other hand, is a total goober.
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Male 51
if you were shrunk to the size of a mouse, your dog would be your friend still...your cat would eat you
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Male 17,511
There relatively few `smart` breeds of dogs, Most of those still work or have a job to do.

Cats have kept their intelligence even though the only `job` they still do is kill rodents.
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Male 8,300


> SuperSmash
> Why not just get both? We always had a dog and a cat.

Hey, that`s a great idea for when you run out of dog food.
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Male 3,755
Why not just get both? We always had a dog and a cat.
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Male 40
"Seeing how my dog always brings us attention and my cat always brings us rodents and birds, I`m definitely a dog person."

Ingrate.
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Female 355
I love my cat. She`s much smarter than my dog. Then again, my dog`s a Shi Tzu. They`re usually not very smart. D:
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Male 503
@angelmassb it said they all have similar intelligence
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Male 76
@AngelmassB - It says cat breeds don`t differ significantly in intelligence from each other.
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Male 258
gonna get myself a dog to lower my blood pressure. better get two...
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Male 1,011
Cats FTW...all dogs should be run over because they are stupid...ok maybe not that far :D...I prefer a cat to a dog, obviously I certainly wouldn`t hurt the dog lol..

but I do prefer cats though
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Male 5,314
for those of you who thought tl;dr

dogs > cats
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Male 15,510
I wonder why there is not "The most intelligent cat breed" list?
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Male 91
Cat`s > All.

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Female 9,572
Dogs are so awesome.
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Female 150
i love both cats and dogs :3 im more of a cat person because cats are less of attention whores than dogs and my kitty is just freakin cool.
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Male 366
"Your dog is just happy to see you, but your cat actually goes out and works hard to bring home sacrifices to your almighty feet. Seems pretty cut and dry to me."

Well, that also can mean it`s the cat`s way of saying "I can get food myself. You guys are too lazy to do it". Which is something one of my friends who owns a cat told me.

Mainly though, most cats are very anti-social, my cat doesn`t like to socialize with my family and repeatedly goes places in the house he is not allowed to go. My dog on the other hand always goes out of his way to be with his family and knows where he can and cannot go. But the main reason I appreciate my dog over my cat is simply that I`ve known my dog since he was a puppy whereas, our cat came along much later and even then, preferred not to be part of the family.
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Male 40,764
Well, #1 is wrong. Cats have lives with humans for about 20K years, bad start on a stupid topic, eh?
(Cats and Dogs aren`t enemies, they hunt different prey and given a chance will co-habitate nicely)
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Female 695
I`m a dog girl through and through. I`ve always been naturally inclined toward them since I was a baby. Don`t know why.

I`m not too fond of cats. They`re too... Catty. I guess the things people like about cats are typically the things I dislike about them. Plus a cat smells WAY worse than a dog.
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Male 975
I`ve never owned a cat and I never will. I don`t see the appeal.
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Female 728
I like cats and dogs, though I`m a lot pickier about dogs. Dogs have to be friendly and at least moderately intelligent for me to like them.
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Male 211
pmarren doesn`t think, he just uses the old... boring "cats=suck" opinion... every. time.
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Male 3,482
I love both, but I`d have to say I`m more of a cat person.

I`ve had two dogs, a small lhasa apso that was a good lap-dog... When he was clean, and it was a TOTAL PAIN to bathe him... We had to get rid of him because he couldn`t adjust after we moved... He was pretty old though, so I felt bad...

Also, a GIANT of a mutt that would take ME (5`5 160lbs at the time) down when he wanted attention... He was a love-able thing, but we knew we couldn`t keep him when we moved... I miss him...

As for cats, I have ONE, and she`s the only cat I`ve ever wanted. She has the most entertaining personality ever. She doesn`t like strangers, though... Or most people she knows, for that matter... Or having her paws or tail touched... Or any food other than sea-food... The list goes on, and on, and on... But I love her. She`s getting to be around 15 or 16, though...
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Female 2,352
I have both and love them. I tend to favor my cat cause she is actually more loyal my dog is a whore.
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Female 119
DFWBrysco, it did say average cost. and not a lot of people take as much care as you do of their pets.
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Male 307
Their "lifetime costs" are crap - I just added up what my perfectly healthy 2 1/2 year old miniature schnauzer costs in the following cost arenas: veternarian, groomer, food, treats, potty bags, toys, and miscellaneous costs (such as spot remover for accidents, leashes, etc.) - annual cost is $2,125.40 or $25,504.80 over his lifetime (assuming the 12 years).

Knowing that these costs are there for cats but even higher for things like litter, etc. that would drive their annual and lifetime costs even higher than what I pay for my dog.

Who did they go to for the costs used in this infographic??!? Someone comparable to a "puppy mill" that never provides anything for their pet beyond the basic food and water?
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Male 1,455
"Seeing how my dog always brings us attention and my cat always brings us rodents and birds, I`m definitely a dog person."

Your dog is just happy to see you, but your cat actually goes out and works hard to bring home sacrifices to your almighty feet. Seems pretty cut and dry to me.
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Female 119
if i don`t have a cat who is hunting rats they end up nesting in my ceiling, i like cats.

i have seen the most intelligent dog list in other orders, with the border collie as most intelligent have other people?
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Male 3,819
What Seaker said.
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Female 4,376
I love cats and doggies. I can`t really choose which one I like more so I will just get both.
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Male 1,153
""Wait... a small dog costs more over its lifetime than a large dog? How does that work?"

Small dogs tend to have more health issues."

And live longer
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Male 366
My family has a dog and we later took in an abandoned cat a few years later. Seeing how my dog always brings us attention and my cat always brings us rodents and birds, I`m definitely a dog person.
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Male 633
howlingwolf the prices are for a lifetime, how long do you plan on paying for your car, 12 yrs?
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Male 1,351
Hmmmm, buy a car or own a cat for the same price.
That`s a tough decision...not.
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Male 500
Re: Cat intelligence per breed. Anyone who has a Maine Coon (I have 2) knows that they are as intelligent as many dogs. I realise that most moggies are stupid, and I can`t vouch for other cat breeds as I have only had Maine Coons and moggies (and Welsh Border Collies - the most intelligent dog, and a Labrador, also pretty smart). Check some Youtube vids on Maine Coons if you don`t believe me.
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Male 94
"Wait... a small dog costs more over its lifetime than a large dog? How does that work?"

Small dogs tend to have more health issues.
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Male 113
Smaller dogs are not known for hip dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a polygenic trait, that is affected by environmental factors in the production of the final phenotype. It can be found in many animals and occasionally in humans, but is most commonly associated with dogs, and is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger breeds.
Quote from Wikipedia. If you don`t like it kiss it, at least I provide references, instead of pulling crap out of my rear end.
I had a Great Dane that lived for 5 years and had severe hip dysplasia. Small dogs are more expensive because they live 14 years as opposed to 8-10 year for larger breeds. Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to back/hip problems: Dachshunds, German Shepherds, Labradors. Smaller dogs tend to have more skin problems than anything.
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Female 354
@Almightybob1 : Have you ever seen a wild toy dog? No. They have more upkeep and have more health issues.
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Male 47
@almightybob1 I think it has to do with smaller dogs needing more medical attention then larger ones. Most small dogs have hip dysplasia and some sinus problems. Larger dogs are generally healthy =]
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Female 40
Almighty, smaller dogs are prone to back problems, hip problems, some smaller breeds have a lot of eye problems. Most short nosed breeds are small too, and they are prone to lung and airway problems. So basically the higher cost of a smaller dog is because of the vet visits.
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Male 39,927
I`m a dog lover that ended up with two "rescue cats". ... defective little ba$tards. I keep threatening to sell them to an asian family.
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Male 367
"Wait... a small dog costs more over its lifetime than a large dog? How does that work?"

Small dogs live longer than large dogs. I don`t know if they are taking that into account, but that would be the most apparent reason.
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Female 50
"Wait... a small dog costs more over its lifetime than a large dog? How does that work?"

My guess would be that many small dogs have lots of fur that needs grooming and maybe some health problems that big dogs don`t need to worry about.
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Female 50
Why not have one of each and call it good? x3
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Male 774
I`m casting my vote for dogs.

<3
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Female 497
Dogs win. Cats are evil stuck up creatures who`s goal in life is to kill their owners.
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Female 1,190
haha same here bahamaboy XD
but yeah, as bad as my dog is i love her to death and i know she loves me too :)
dogs all the way
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Male 25,416
Dogs are still awesome!
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Female 1,963
Love them both, but kittehs totally win for me.
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Male 4,290
Wait... a small dog costs more over its lifetime than a large dog? How does that work?
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Male 456
my cat is bout 2 or 3 years younger then me...and I`m a month shy from 20
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Female 8,055
Ducks.
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Male 48
i think every thing i stumble on comes up on here. like im being watched.
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Male 351
Yet it was not mentioned that:
1)Cats wash themselves and thus do not smell bad.
2)Cats require less maintenance such as walking and taking out to the bathroom.
3)Cats don`t bark.
4)Cats don`t jump up on you like many dogs.
5)Cats don`t try to hump you like some dogs as well.
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Male 152
CatDog. That is all.
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Male 4,867
dogs are cool. but cats are easier to take care of i guess.
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Male 228
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Male 473
I think that if you`re willing to put effort into them, then dogs give you much more in return. But if you`re looking for a no hassle pet, then cats are the way to go
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Female 129
why is owning a large dog cheaper than owning a small dog?
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Female 7
I`m a cat person, but dogs are okay.
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Male 612
Kitteh FTW
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Female 465
I love both, but would be far more likely to get a cat than a dog - at least at this point in my life.
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Male 85
Go cats. :)
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Male 473
Dogs all the way- so much more enjoyable then cats
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Female 21
cats.
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Female 4,447
I love them both, so there!
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Female 1,682
Link: Cats Vs. Dogs: An Infographic [Pic] [Rate Link] - How do the two natural-born enemies stack up? Which do you prefer, I-A-B? (I wonder what pmarren thinks...)
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