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BecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseFor example,BecauseFor example,BecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseAre cats or dogs thesuperior animalcompanion?You decide!1.1DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:1. What is the most important factor in determining the bestpet? (for example, cleanliness, loyalty, fun, etc.)2. There's a saying that people with cat-like personalities tendto prefer dogs, and people with dog-like personalities tend toprefer cats. Do you think this is true? Give evidence for youranswer.3. Is there a different animal that you think makes the bestpet, besides cats or dogs? Why?4. What is the most hilarious dog or cat video you have everseen?Cats are clearlythe superior pet1.3Cats are much quieterthan dogs2.1Cats are practicallyuseful to you andyour home2.2Owning a cat bringsthe ultimate weaponin public health intoyour home3.1Cats kill commonhousehold pests likemice and rats3.2Rodents can be asignificant threat toyou and your home3.3Mice and rats arewell-known vectors ofvarious diseases4.1In a year of COVID 19we all know howserious preventativehealth measures are4.2Cats live longer thandogs2.3Cats have a lifeexpectancy of 13-17years3.4Dogs have a lifeexpectancy of 8-11years3.5Cats are much lowermaintenance thandogs2.4Cats don't need to betaken on walks3.6Cats don't have to begroomed or bathedlike dogs do3.7Cats responsiblygroom themselves4.3Unlike dogs, catsdon't requireconstant attention3.8The American KennelClub recommendstwo hours per day ofdevoted socializationtime for dogs4.4Dogs can getseparation anxietyand becomeaggressive ordestructive4.5Cats can be left alonefor up to 24 hours ata time withoutworrying4.6Cats take up lessspace than dogs inyour home2.5Cats are almostalways smaller thandogs3.9Cats by nature aremore adapted toliving in smallerspaces3.10Cats are cheaper toown than dogs2.6According to theAmerican Society forthe Prevention ofCruelty to Animals,the price of owning amedium dog costsalmost $90 more thanowning a cat per year3.11BACKGROUND:Dog or cat--it's an age old debate between pet owners,nearly all of whom feel passionately that their preferredanimal friend is inherently and naturally superior for sucha role. The lengths to which some of these enthusiastsare willing to go to prove it is truly outrageous. But isthere any truth to this madness? You're in the right placeto find out!1.2Dogs are definitely thebetter pet1.4Cleaning up afterdogs is less of aburden than cleaningup after cats2.7Bagging a poop is thelesser evil comparedwith having poopsitting in a kitty litterbox in your house3.12Kitty litter boxes cansmell terriblethroughout yourhouse4.7Cat urine naturallycontains a wasteproduct called urea5.1Urea growsincreasingly noxiousthe longer it remainsin the litter box5.2As urea is exposed toair, it transforms intoammonia6.1Ammonia has a"sharp, suffocatingodor"6.2Cat urine is naturallyconcentrated to helpthem mark territorymore clearly5.3The smell of poopoutside is barelynoticeable4.8Whatever you use forpicking up poop isgoing to be muchcheaper thanreplacing kitty litter4.9Dogs are moreflexible to changes intheir environmentthan cats2.8Dogs are much morecomfortable travelingand being inunfamiliar spacesthan cats3.13Cats can take up to ayear to adjust to anew location4.10Cats, unlike dogs, areoften hostile towardsother pets or babies3.14Cats are much moreterritorial than dogs4.11Cats' territorial naturemakes changes seemlike threats4.12Dogs' flexibilitymakes it easy forowners to makechanges in their lives,locations, or lifestyles2.9Dogs are much easierto train than cats2.10Cats are naturallyresistant to training3.15Cats were notdomesticated byhumans butdomesticatedthemselves4.13Dogs actually enjoytraining3.16Dogs were bred to beuseful for varioustasks4.14Dogs are useful forpersonal and homesecurity2.11The presence of a dogis can keep awaywould-be burglars3.17According to a surveyof incarceratedburglars in Oregon,large dogs are amajor deterrent4.15Even small dogs aregreat at detectingand warning ofintruders3.18Owning a dogpromotes an activelifestyle2.12Most dogs need 30-60minutes of exerciseevery day3.19The regularity of thisneed makes it muchmore difficult to dropas a habit than otherforms of exercise likegoing to the gym3.20Researchers atMichigan StateUniversity found thatdog walkers were34% more likely tomeet fitness goalsthan non-dog walkers3.21Dogs have betterpersonalities thancats2.13Dogs are much moreloyal to their ownersthan cats are3.22Dogs are naturallymore social than cats4.16Sociality and loyaltyare pack instincts5.4Dogs are evolvedfrom wolf specieswho lived in packs5.5Though they canlearn to formrelationships, cats arenaturally solitary5.6Domestic cats gettheir DNA fromvarious wild catspecies6.3All wild cat speciesexcept lions aresolitary6.4Dogs' natural socialinstinct leads them todesire enduringrelationships withpeople4.17

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