The quintessential question amongst pet lovers. “Cats vs dogs: which one is better?”
Or if you love both, then you might ask, “Should I get a cat or a dog first?”
Well, if you are a remote worker looking for a furry companion to keep you company while working from home, this guide might help find out which fur baby to pick.
Animals all have their own unique personalities -much like any human!
Thus, when choosing which animal to adopt (don’t shop!), make sure to consider how social (or anti-social) they generally are.
For instance, dogs are pack animals. When in a pack, dogs pick their own “alpha” dog who they can look up to for guidance. Essentially, “alpha” dogs are leaders.
As such, it’s already embedded into a puppy’s DNA to be a social animal. They like interaction, are energetic, and will follow any human who might give them food. If you think about it, belonging to a family would feel like a “pack” to a domesticated dog.
In contrast, cats are lone hunters. If you noticed, wild cats are used to pursuing their prey alone. (Except lions, of course, who hunt as a pride.)
As such, cats are more independent than dogs. If you like a pet that may not need constant supervision and interaction, then cats are for you.
Of course, it’s still worth noting that there are a lot of cat breeds and they all require different types of care.
In the end, just like you would want to be around people with the same personality as yours, so do cats and dogs!
So, it’s important to pick a puppy or kitten that matches your energy, especially when you have a remote job. This way, you would not need to make very drastic lifestyle changes to accommodate them.
Of course, when acquiring a pet, you need to ask if you have enough space for them at home.
Generally, dogs are more active than cats. So, you need to make sure that your house has enough space for your puppy to play around in.
Meanwhile, cats are smaller than dogs and will not take up as much space. If you also got a breed that’s less energetic or frisky, then space should not be much of a problem.
However, space could also mean “emotional space.”
Are you truly ready to take in a pet?
After all, taking care of these fur babies entails attention, time, and resources. You truly need to be prepared to allot these, especially when working remotely.
Like we said, having a pet is not a walk in the park.
It takes a substantial amount of money to make your pets comfortable.
You have to consider their food, pet accessories (like food and water bowls, leashes, collars, crates, toys, etc.), and vet appointments.
All this can quickly add up if you are not mindful.
In comparison, your canine companion generally needs more training. This means that you need to expend more time and resources so that your dog gets properly trained.
When it comes to your felines, they can also be trained but perhaps not as meticulously as dogs.
Still, you should remember that various breeds have diverse temperaments. Ultimately, how attentive you are as a fur parent will determine how well your pet gets house-trained or not.
Cats vs. Dogs Debate
Pet owners love to argue about which pet they should pick at a shelter. However, as a remote worker, it’s crucial that you consider these factors first:
Again, which furry companion you should get may depend on:
- your lifestyle while working from home;
- the amount of space, time, and resources you can allocate towards its care; and,
- the potential costs.
Or you can also just choose by virtue of being a dog or cat lover. Haha!
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