Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – The Old Cat Versus Dog Controversy

Before we start today’s blog, I’d like to revisit a topic we touched on Monday–“What Should I Feed My Cat?” The old grain-free versus grain-filled question came up with a vote for the old-fashioned non-grain-free cat food and dog food option the preferred choice and for some good reasons. It was suggested that before deciding, do your own research. Here are two sites I trust that might help you make the decision for your pets: https://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2017/07/research-update-new-insight-into-grain-free-cat-diets/    https://www.petmd.com/cat/centers/nutrition/evr_ct_why-grain-free-cat-food-may-not-be-the-best-choice

Now to another ongoing controversy: Actually, I don’t see why we have to make it a contest. Some people prefer living with dogs and some like having cats around. But there are those who enjoy isolating and flaunting the various perceived differences between the cat and the dog and why we should choose one over the other. A whole lot of people have the best of both worlds and welcome dogs AND cats into their homes. They get the best (and sometimes the worst) of both worlds.

Here’s the nitty gritty about cats and dogs according to some specialists. Cats live longer than dogs. They’re less expensive to keep, need less space, less attention, and they have better hygiene habits. There are more pet cats in the US than pet dogs and maybe that’s because cats are softer, sweeter, quieter, cleaner and smarter.

Who says cats don’t express love or maybe fondness or attachment? The difference between the way a dog and a cat display affection and caring is quite different. A dog will generally sidle up to anyone for petting, whereas a human must earn a cat’s love and when you get it, it’s mighty special, indeed.

Why do cats seem aloof? Because, unlike dogs, cats were once worshiped as a God and they’ve never forgotten this. I don’t know about your cats, but mine often remind me of their place.

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