1. They are more independent
People who work long hours and cannot devote their full attention to their pet during the day should definitely opt for a cat. They can also come and go by themselves via a cat flap. They will often hunt and kill their own food, and generous felines may occasionally bring the bounty home to share it with you whether you like it or not.
2. They are far cheaper to own
Cats are cheaper in almost every way when compared to dogs. Unless you decide on a show-quality, pure-breed Persian cat, they are much cheaper to purchase than dogs. Food, toys, and beds are cheaper as well as medical care and neutering costs.
If you have to go away for a few days, you can simply ask a neighbor to provide food and water for your cat until you return. If you have to leave your cat with a boarding kennel whilst you are on vacation, the price will be almost half of what it would cost for a dog.
3. They are more convenient
If you live in a tiny apartment without a balcony or even a windowsill, a cat will be content with a warm place to sit and a simple litter box. Dogs require several walks per day or can become destructive due to pent-up energy.
4. They make less noise
Although cats can create an almighty racket when fighting or mating, this rarely takes place within the home. Apart from the occasional meow and soft purring, cats are usually silent creatures and do not bark at postmen or howl when left alone.
5. They can clean themselves
Cats are self-cleaning animals that take great pride in their appearance. Most will go their entire lives without needing a bath and will never roll in a puddle and then shake themselves off over your clean laundry.
Males will occasionally spray the furniture in your home to mark their territory, but this behavior can usually be controlled through neutering or with specialist sprays available from pet stores.