By: Nyla Ford

I feel as though one of the biggest arguments during my lifetime has been, “Which is better: cats or dogs?” Well, luckily for you, I’m here to put this argument to an end. Most of you fools think dogs are better, but you’re wrong! Cats are superior, and here’s why.

For starters, they’re low maintenance. With being low maintenance also comes affordability. Think about it, how many times have you heard of someone taking their dog to the vet because it ate a bee? You’d never have to do that for a cat, because they’re not stupid. Cats are self-sustaining creatures, so their vet bills are low-to-nothing, which overall makes them an affordable pet to have. 

On top of that, cats provide health benefits to us. Did you know that cats can reduce your risk of a heart attack? According to a study from the University of Minnesota, cats’ calming energies can reduce your risk of a heart attack by nearly thirty percent. That’s a lot! Likewise, the microbes cats carry can help to decrease your risk of allergies, not only to pets, but to dust mites and ragweed as well. 

My final reason as to why cats are better than dogs is that they’re chill. Have you ever heard a cat purr? It’s music to my ears, and it’s relaxing. Meanwhile, dogs constantly pant and are just loud in general. I’d much rather listen to a cat purr than a loud dog. Plus, dogs are too hyper for my liking. They get too excited when having interactions with anything that moves. Cats and their calming energies have been proven to lower stress and anxiety, they also provide great companionship. They’re mellow, and I like it

I hope I haven’t offended dog lovers too much, and I hope you’ve learned something about cats, too! (If I swayed your opinion on cats, that’s lit. Join the cat side! >:) )