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These 30 Reasons Prove Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

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I grew up with kitties and dogs of various breeds from my childhood. So definitely I am not one of those dog lovers who consider cats as overly independent, aloof and selfish. As a pet owner and vet, I love all animals but If I have to choose only one species to live with, it’s needless to say “dogs would be the winners” (Please don’t say this to my kitties!). Though I can justify it with hundreds of reasons, here I have listed only a few of the important, undeniable facts. Take a look.

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats?

1.Dogs Bond Strongly With Human

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Researchers suggest that the bonding of dog and human is more similar to that of a parent and child. Dog owners understand this feeling more than anyone else.

Cats are as affectionate as dogs but when comparing with “doggy love” they can’t come closer.

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2. Dogs Will Be With You Whenever You Need Them

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Dog’s are the man’s best companions. You don’t need to ask or request; they will be you all the time, Voluntarily! Unlike people, they will neither judge nor hold any grudge on you.

3. Dogs Won’t Mess Up Your House 

Dogs wouldn’t ruin your house with piles of vomit and they do not need litter boxes. Once you train him, he will start doing his job outside and come home like a good boy. Like cats, They wouldn’t run around the home searching the jingle ball.

Dogs would destroy your house when they are left alone. But train them to be calm and engage him with the toys. These things will keep him engaged. So no more destructions. (Read the guide from dailymail.co.uk)

4.No Matter What, Dogs Will Protect Your Family

On sensing potential dangers, even the small teacup dog breeds who can’t stand against an intruder will try to keep you safe by doing their best.

Show me a cat who will at least “Meow” at an intruder. (No offense kitties! Protection is not your cup of coffee, and we know that.).

If something happens, cats will be the first one who sneaks peek at the back door.

5.Your Stress Reliever & Fitness Motivator

No matter how busy you are, your dog would not let you skip the morning walking sessions. Studies suggest that people with dogs are more likely to keep up with their morning routines when compared to those who do not own dogs. Playing with dogs has been proved to relieve stress among all age groups.

If properly trained, your dog can even imitate your yoga poses. You don’t believe me right? Check out the picture posted by Imgur user. Her dog just imitates the doggy style yoga pose.

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6. Tiny Or Big, The Choice Is Yours

From the great Pyrenees to the trembling Chihuahua, there is one for everyone. You can walk with a giant dog and boss around, or you can dress a teacup cutie humiliatingly and take him out for leisure. It’s all up to you.

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7.Sniff Out Diseases

Though cats are known for their excellent sense of smell, they can’t be trained in any useful way. Even the nose of top cats can’t match the nose of dogs. It’s the reason why we train dogs to detect everything from drugs to bombs and even cancer.

The accuracy of dogs detecting the lung, ovarian and prostate cancer rates are proven to reach as high as 99%. “Seizure alert” dogs detect the occurrence of seizure 12 to 15 hours before the attack.

8. Dogs Give Purpose To All Individuals

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Dogs formulate their own formula to get attached to everyone in your family. They bring purpose to every life especially to the elderly people and those who have lost their loved ones. Dogs design their life with a certain structure. For example, they have fixed times to walk, meals, leisure, play time, and more. It makes people feel like they have a purpose and responsibility towards someone. Apparently, it gives them a strong urge to live and love their life.

9. Dogs Will Eventually Listen To Your Words & Feelings

It’s been proven that the dogs can understand every word you say. They will listen to you and listen to your moods as well. When a dog sees an owner in a sad mood, he will definitely try to entertain or soothe the pain by doing tricks.

10. Dogs Help You Make Social Connections

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Dogs act as a medium through which you can quickly establish social connections. Walking leisurely with a dog often leads to more interactions, you can meet and create a bond with many new people. Walking with a dog has been proved to promote well-being than walking solo.

11.Dogs Will Give You Laugh 

Dogs have a sense of humor. When they sense you are stressed or bothered, they will start doing tricks and make you laugh. Studies suggest that dog owners laugh more often than the rest of the people.

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12. Dogs Can Dance

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If you ask, why dogs are better than cats, try to train a top brilliant cat and your dog. When you train a dog, it can dance with you. but in the case cat, you will either hear kitty laughter or see them disappearing to the place where they please.

13. Dogs Can Accompany You To The Pub

If your mates are busy, and you feel like no one is accompanying you to the pub, no worries! Take your canine friend as your companion. He will give you the best company in the pub and even to the restaurants.

14.Dogs Act Like Your Personal Assistant

Whenever your dog sees a postman arriving at your doorsteps or suspect a trespasser to break into your home or sense some danger to you or your family member, he will show that through barking.

Cats just don’t care about the things going around; they make noise only when they need something, or you give something for them.

15.No one Can Long For You More Than Your Dog

Dogs love is unconditional. They wish to be with you all the time if they could. Since you mean the world to them, even an hour of separation will sound like a year to them. When you go somewhere, leaving your dog alone, they will desperately wait for your arrival until you return.

No grand welcome can equalize a typical “dog’s welcome”. Have you ever heard of an incident that tale about a welcoming cat? After all,

Can anyone welcome a returning soldier more than this canine?

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16.Dogs Are Man’s Best Friend

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Your dog will care for you like your mother. He knows when you are happy, sad or ill. Dogs can sense your mood and act accordingly. It’s the reason why dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend. They are loving, loyal, protective, friendly and caring. Dogs love cuddling. Sometimes it will want to cuddle you so much. When they can’t do it, you can see them start crying. If you experience this feeling, consider yourself “the luckiest.” Can anything equalize this feeling? I don’t think so.

Cats just don’t care whether you are alive or dead as long as their tummy and bowels are full.

17. Dogs Obey To Your Comments

Regardless of the breed, every trained dog will happily respond to the comments. If your dog refuses to obey suddenly, instead of yelling at him with a high pitched voice, try to find out the reason for why he acts so. No dog is bad by nature, it all falls into the hands of a dog owner.

18. Dogs Are Technologically Advanced

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You can train your dog to obey the written iPod commands like sit, run, come, etc. The City Dog, London-based Training Institute offers sessions in which dogs are trained to take flattering selfies. They can also be trained to hit a button on your phone that calls 911. Impressive. Isn’t it? If you are still not convinced of the fact, dogs are better than cats, I bet, you will accept it with the next point.

19. Dogs Are Real Life Heros

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Comparing with cats, dogs have fewer neurons in their brain but they use their brain to better use. The Result? Dogs happily engage with the tasks that involve with leading blinds, locating bombs and criminals at a crime scene, finding survivors during a disaster and so on. Because of their social nature, dogs have been identified to grow more intelligently over time.

Recently a dog in Chile made the headlines worldwide for breastfeeding a malnourished 2-year-old orphan child. This incident proves dogs are even better than we, humans. Read full story

20. Dogs Can Do Jobs

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If you train them properly, your dog can buy you stuff or pick up a newspaper from the nearest shop. They can bring you slippers when you feel lazy.

Cats will leave dead mouse at your doorstep. So what you think? Are dogs better than cats?.

21.Hassle-Free Cleaning

Both cat and dogs shed their hair, but cats hair is much worse than dogs hair. Dogs hair can easily be rolled off. When it comes to cats, they are barbed and stubborn just like cats themselves.

22. Dogs Are Playful, And They Can Be Trained To Play Any Sport

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Cats are playful too. But at the most, they will play ” little hide-and-seek or peek-a-boo” with you. It’s really rare to see a cat that plays fetch, but it will be really cute if they could do.

For dogs, playing fetch is like breathing. It comes so easily. In fact, they can play any sport if you train them. Dog loves every interactive play with its owner. You and your dog can play fetch with disc or ball or play chase in your yard. Once your dog is trained to play along with other dogs, you can set up a “doggy date” and let them play as long as you know to differentiate between playing and fighting.

Generally, training sessions are alone enough to answer the question, why dogs are better than cats.

23. Dogs Are Your Personal Care Takers

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When you are sick, ill or injured, your dog will understand your pain. He will lick your injuries with the hope of making you better. He won’t stay relaxed until he sees you getting healthy enough to throw his tennis balls again.

24. Dogs Adapt to Change Easily

When it comes to accommodating the changes like moving to a new place or introducing new people or new pets into the home, dogs quite easily accept it when their owner behaves like it is no big deal. Cats don’t trust anyone automatically by just taking cues from their owners. On the contrary, if the dog owner seems comfortable with the environment, and he signals that all is well and going good, dogs will take his words and believe that all is well indeed.

25. Dog Will Join You When You Search Something

It’s kind of cute when your dog accompany you while searching for something that is lost.

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26. Dogs Can Shop With You

Dogs love to roam with you and shopping is not an exception. You don’t need to cut short your shopping session just because of a complaining tag along. May you make it sit inside of a shopping cart or carry it inside an oversized purse, dogs of all sizes enjoy shopping with you.

27. Dogs Are Better Travel Companions

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Dogs are better travel companions. When you take your dog for rides, he will happily sit next to you in another seat even for long hours.

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Cats often require their own basket, After all, it’s not that easy to make them get along with you.

28. Dogs Never Get Old

No matter how old the dog gets, he will never get old to sit on your lap.

He will also never get old to show your and his affection even in public places.

29. Dogs Can Grow Your Baby

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No matter how playful your dog may be, they know how to be gentle and soft with a new little family member. They will treat your child like a new hairless companion. This dog teaches this child how to move. Check it out. It’s adorably cute

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30. Dog’s Love Wins Even The Human Love

Just like great leaders, there are also some loyal dogs who made history. If you want proof of the dog’s love and loyalty, I suggest you read about Fido (a dog that died of waiting for his owner). Read full story.

Hang on a sec…

With this piece of post, let’s put a full stop to the age-old question of why dogs are better than cats. Comparing cats to dogs is just senseless, it is like comparing apples to oranges. Let’s end this battle here itself and learn to accept and enjoy the diversity even among the specifies. If we can, let’s get both and help them live happily together.

Do you have anything useful to share on this topic? Drop your comments and let us know what you think.



  1. Audrey February 21, 2018

    My cat knows how to play fetch 🙂 So cute!

  2. Lisa Williams February 22, 2018

    Wow. Your cat might be an exceptional one 🙂

  3. Sawyer March 6, 2018

    You put adopt but it should really be adapt

  4. Lisa Williams March 8, 2018

    Change is made.Thank you for the valuable information

  5. Rachel June 18, 2018

    i have a dog she is so lazy she will not bark if someone comes to the door

  6. Brandon Hoang March 21, 2019

    Dogs Are Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Cat Lover445 March 28, 2019

    Cats are the best

  8. billy bob April 5, 2019

    That is a ridiculous thing to say that cats are better than dogs. You just read a whole list of why dogs are better. How many lives have cats saved, how many tons of illegal drugs have they found, and how many times have they called 911 when someone had a seizure? Yeah, ZERO for all of those things. A German shepherd who remembered his training and saved his owner’s life by calling 911 when the man had a seizure. And it’s not the first time Buddy has been there for owner Joe Stalnaker, a police officer said Sunday. On a recording of the 911 call Wednesday, Buddy is heard whimpering and barking after the dispatcher answers and repeatedly asks if the caller needs help. “Hello, this is 911. Hello … Can you hear me? Is there somebody there you can give the phone to,” says the dispatcher, Chris Scott. Police were sent to Stalnaker’s home, and after about three minutes Buddy is heard barking loudly when the officers arrived. Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark said Stalnaker spent two days in a hospital and recovered from the seizure. “It’s pretty incredible,” Clark said. “Even the veteran dispatchers — they haven’t heard of anything like this.” Clark said Buddy has made two other 911 calls when Stalnaker was having seizures. He said Stalnaker’s seizures are the result of a head injury he suffered about 10 years ago during a military training exercise.

    That dog is a true hero that saved the life of a man wounded serving our country. To say cats are better is disrespecting him and our country.

  9. Lisa Williams April 6, 2019

    Hi Billy

    You are right according to science dogs are better than cats. Cats can’t save the human. It’s their nature. But while doing this comparison saying cats are just “disrespecting in our country” seem not nice.

  10. I love dogs May 2, 2019

    dogs are way better than cats everybody knows this.


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