Animal Lovers: Cats and Dogs

Animal Lovers: Cats and Dogs

Cats vs Dogs

From my childhood until now, I have always been an animal lover. Over the years, I have owned numerous pets such as cats, dogs, birds, fish, and even rats. Currently I have two cats and my son has two rats. Cats and dogs rank at the top of the most popular pets of today. Both of them have a high number of similarities; however the differences between canine and feline are just as enormous. The most obvious similarity is that they are both mammals. Being mammals, the female of each breed is capable of giving birth to multiple offspring. Both species are able to produce milk, which is used to nurse their young.

Another similarity between dogs and cats is that they have fur. Their coats come in many different colors, textures, and lengths. Unfortunately, they both can have fleas, which is uncomfortable for both the pet and its owner. They both have claws, sharp teeth, four legs, and usually a tail. Regular visits to the vet for vaccinations, and check ups are needed by both species. Both cats and dogs like to have their owners show them affection such as stroking their back or scratching behind their ears. The more affection you show your pets, the more you are bound to get back from them. There have been studies that show stroking your pets coat can relieve anxiety. This action is soothing for both the pet and the owner.

Differing from each other, cats are part of the feline species and dogs are part of the canine species. Dogs are known to be pack animals; therefore, they require their owners to spend more time with them. Cats on the other hand, are referred to as independent and do very well on their own. Cats still enjoy companionship, but they can also be just as content sitting in a windowsill all by themselves. Lots of people say that cats are sneaky. Sometimes maybe they are, but it goes back to their heritage when they had to sneak up on their prey to survive. Cats are usually very loyal to their owners and can be...

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