Cats Rule and Dogs Drool
Cats versus dogs: the great pet dispute is a conflict without end. Even statistics on feline and canine popularity don't render a clear decision. 36.5% of U.S. households have a dog, while only 30.4% have a cat. Yet, overall, there are four million more pet cats than dogs because cat owners frequently own more than one.
Can science guide us to a winner? The prospect seems unlikely, but we thought we'd give it a go. We learned there's strong evidence on both sides of the debate.
This week, without stooping to pictures of LoLCats, we make the case for cats. Here are five (mostly) scientific reasons why cats are better than dogs.