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I know what you’re thinking… is there even a need to write such an article; One that proves dogs are better than cats? I mean, the answer’s obvious – everyone knows dogs are better. Anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows that they’re often mean and mercurial, they give people life-threatening allergies, should you die in your apartment – they’ll just start eating you – and, everyone knows how desirable a “cat lady” is.
Dogs Are Smarter
Science has discovered that cats actually have more neurons in their brains. But smarter, this doesn’t mean. Dogs have proven to be able understand over 200 words, recognize a multitude of commands, and even understand hand gestures that give direction and have meaning. The most amazing ability perhaps, is that in a recent study, dogs were trained to use technology that allowed them to take selfies! So look out for it; narcissistic canines coming to an Instagram account near you.
Dogs Can Sniff Cancer
Believe it or not cats have a more superior sense of smell compared to dogs. Alas, as everyone knows, they’re infinitely more impossible to train. That’s why dogs have been trained to sniff out many forms of cancer such as prostate, ovarian, and lung cancer – all with an accuracy of 99%! How could this not make them more valuable?
Dogs Are Heroic
With their extremely keen sense of smell, dogs have been used for centuries now to sniff out drugs, landmines, bombs, or locate survivors buried under a pile of rubble. What’s more, they don’t even think twice about the safety of their own life when performing their duties.
Dogs Are Loyal
This one’s a no brainer. We don’t need science to tell us that dogs are more loyal than cats. But what the heck, let them do so anyway… In a 2013 study, researchers found that dogs bond with their owners, the way we bond with our own children. Of course, this is natural as dogs are pack animals, whereas cats are not. But when science has discovered that even 4-month-old puppies prefer the company of their owner to that of other dogs – then there’s all the proof you need that dogs are the world’s most loyal pet.
Dogs Bring Meaning
Know what gives life meaning? It’s when the people (or pets) you want and need, want and need you back. And everyone knows that cats couldn’t care less about us, especially compared to dogs. But what many don’t know, and what a 2011 published study proved, is that a dog can extend the life of a senior who’s lost their loved one. That’s why many old-age homes now have a resident dog.
Dogs Keep Us Fit
Walking’s good for you, right? When you own a dog you have to take him for multiple walks a day, right? Now can’t walk a cat, right? Gee, that was easy. Dogs naturally keep you fit by making you more active. But if you want to put a number to how much more dogs keep you active than cats, science has found that dogs owners are 60% more likely to take leisurely strolls than lazy cat owners.
Dogs Have a Sixth Sense
Did you know that dogs can sense if their owner is going to have a seizure up to 15 hours prior to having an attack? What’s more, seizure sensing dogs have even been trained to dial 911 in case of an emergency. Far better than those cats who meow so incessantly, they damn near give you a seizure instead when you don’t feed them on time.
Dogs Save Endangered Species
Did you know that many conservation groups use dogs to sniff out the feces of endangered animals so that they can track them down and assist in their on-going survival? Animals such as tapirs, iguanas, wolverines – and believe it or not – killer whales have all been assisted in their cause by conservation canines.
Dogs Makes You Laugh
There have been a number of studies that found that dog owners laugh more than cat ones. Now this may be because most cat ladies live miserable single lives, as no one wants them. But science has suggested that it’s a dog’s ability to interact more with their owner, perform tricks – along with their good nature – that’s the cause for more hilarity in a dog owners home.
Dogs Make You Friends
Ever heard of a cat park? Of course not. But have you heard that many dog owners have made life-long friends, even found a life-partner all thanks to their dog interacting with another at the dog park. Looks like it’s case closed for the dogs vs cats debate. Our work here is done.