So you're interested in getting a dog or cat. Perhaps your kids are hounding you for a dog. Or maybe there's a spot on the couch that really must be filled by a cute bundle of hair. There are so many benefits to running a pet - but - with family pet possession comes a great deal of responsibility.
Cats are incredibly popular as domestic pets. Also, they are beautiful, fluffy and affectionate, but much more self-reliant than puppies. Most pet cats can be still left alone all day (or even over night) without ill-effect. Cats tend to eat much less that pups (with the exception of the toy variety of dog), plus they don't require twice daily walks, interval training, or constant guidance. Pet cats and kittens are a breeze to house-train, too. Just give them a litter-box plus some litter tucked away in a tranquil spot of the basement, and you will rest assured your cat will litter educate itself.
So, you are most likely asking, what are the drawbacks? Pet dogs and puppies desire a great deal of attention, time and training, not forgetting food, accessories, pet medications and veterinary health care. If your loved ones is on a very tight budget, or just is too occupied to give your dog the face-time it requires, a dog may not be the best option. If you are considering a dog or doggy as your loved ones pet, ensure you are able its' keep, and that you have the time to invest training, hanging out and using your dog.