Which pet is better, cats or dogs?

Dogs or Cats?  Which pet is best?

Dogs or Cats? Which pet is best?

 

Washington Post article posed the epic question, “Cats vs. Dogs: Whose the better pet?” Oh say it isn’t so! They went there…they really went there!  Disclaimer: We love both cats and dogs.

The question was posed by a book recently released by National Geographic. Cats and Dogs are rated in a variety of categories..Nat Geo’s opinion of course.  The name of the book was not given in the article, but we google searched and a children’s book, Cats vs. Dogs by, Elizabeth Carney came up.

Some of the facts:

Fiercest wild relatives?

Sorry dog-onistas, you will need to acquiesce to a lion or tiger.  Big cats unfortunately, would snack on a wolf.

Who has the better sniffer?

“Dogs have about 220 million scent cells, compared with 110 million for cats (and about 51 / 2 million for humans).”  Interesting.

Who is the better communicator?

The book states dogs use their voice and tail.  We might beg to differ on this one…cats use their super meower power when we open a can of tuna.

Who has the better hearing?

Cats can hear sounds up to 60,000 hertz; dogs can hear up to 40,000 hertz and kids can hear up to 20,000 hertz. So cats can hear sounds that dogs and humans miss completely.”  Unless you have ever tried to open the dog cookie jar without making any noise.  Then the dog hearing amps up off the charts.

Who is the better hunter?

The book states cats.  Cats may bring you lots of mouse treats, unlike a dog.  But out in the wild, when an animal has to hunt to eat, they are equal.

Which comes in the most varieties?

“There are about 80 breeds of cats but more than 400 breeds of dogs. That’s because humans have bred dogs for many activities, leading to so many varieties.”

We wonder if they counted the really cool breed common to both cats and dogs, RESCUE!!!

 

 

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