Thoughts for Thursday – The Old Cats Versus Dogs Issue Revisited

The numbers don’t lie—or so they say. Actually, as I conduct research for this blog, I find all sorts of statistical contradictions—they’re usually close, but no cigar. Here’s what the American Pet Products Organization people say—actually, I believe this is the general consensus. There are more households with dogs than cats, but there are more cats owned in the US than dogs. I suppose that’s because one or two dogs is generally enough, whereas you can’t have just one cat. In fact, stats show that the average cat owner has like two and fraction of the furry critters as pets.

And I’ll bet you didn’t know this: Dogs cost more to own than cats do—even vet checks and surgical visits are less expensive for cats—as well as boarding and grooming fees and even their toys.

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