Cats are very popular as house animals. They are also beautiful, fluffy and affectionate, but much more self-reliant than canines. Most cats can be remaining alone all day (or even over night) without ill-effect. Felines tend to eat much less that pups (apart from the toy variety of dog), and they don't require double daily walks, interval training, or constant supervision. Pet cats and kittens are super easy to house-train, too. Just give them a litter-box and some litter saved in a calm place of the cellar, and you may be confident your feline will litter train itself.
The quantity of work, expenditure and time that switches into having a partner pet animal varies from family pet to pet, so let's look at different types of domestic pets, and which might be most ideal for you.
So, you are most likely asking, what exactly are the drawbacks? Pet dogs and puppies desire a whole lot of attention, time and training, not to mention food, accessories, pet medications and veterinary attention. If your family is on an extremely tight budget, or simply is too occupied to give the dog the face-time it requires, a dog might not be the best option. If you are considering a dog or puppy as your family pet, make sure you can afford its' keep, and that you have enough time to spend training, hanging out and using your dog.