There are a few minuses as it pertains to cat ownership, however. Quite a few people have problems with allergies to cat dander, which will make it difficult to be around felines. Cats, by nature, prefer to sharpen their claws. Many a kitten has been recognized to eliminate living room furniture with their claws, although a pet cat scratching post will often serve as a good alternate for the kitty.
So, you are probably asking, what are the drawbacks? Dogs and puppies desire a lot of attention, time and training, not to mention food, accessories, pet medications and veterinary health care. If your loved ones is on a very tight budget, or just is too busy to give your dog the face-time it needs, a dog might not be the best choice. If you are considering a puppy or doggy as your family pet, be sure to can afford its' keep, and that you have enough time to spend training, going out and playing with your dog.