Cat owners and dog owners often get into debates over which animal is the better pet. Both animals are great pets in their unique ways. They are great companions and they provide their owners with many benefits, but owning both of them is not the same experience. Here are some reasons cats are better pets than dogs.
Cats Are More Affordable Than Dogs
Buying certain breeds of cats and dogs can be quite expensive. On average though, it is cheaper to adopt cats than it is to get dogs. Depending on the time or season of the year, you may even be able to get free kittens from shelters.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that having a cat pet instead of a dog can save you around 300 to 800 dollars yearly.  Depending on your situation, you could save even more. Most of the cost of keeping a pet is driven by food expenses, toys, training, healthcare, and other supplies the pet might need.
Dogs, because of their size, cost more to feed as they tend to consume more food than cats. They also require more toys and services than cats. Healthcare for dogs tends to be more expensive than for cats. They also require more outside time and exercise, which can be expensive if you are too busy to do these activities yourself.