Cats vs Dogs – the nations favourite pet is revealed

When it comes to cats vs dogs on what side do you fall?

We are such a nation of pet lovers aren’t we.

And, I am sure at least 50% of you will have an opinion ,because did you know 50% is how many adults in the UK own a pet. That is a HUGE amount of people!

I am firmly on the side of the cat lovers though with plenty of reasons for that which I will share with you in a minute.


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Fascinating facts about Cats vs Dogs

I have been over at Beko this morning having a read and a few oh wow! moments over the amazing data bout UK pet owners that they have been sharing.

Did you know, for example, that it takes pet owners 4 times as long to keep their homes clean each week as it does non pet owners. Now that woudl be enought  to be  put me right off having a pet that would!

And also rather shocking to me was the fact that more pet owners have dogs than cats! I cannot fathom that at all as dogs are way more work to look after than cats. Makes no sense to me ( to be fair though I have never had a dog so I really do not get what all the fuss is about.)


The north / south divide when it comes to cats vs dogs

Beko have also done some fascinating research* on location in regard to pet ownership and cats vs dogs. The evidence is stark. The North love their dogs and the South prefer their cats!

Living in the midlands I can honestly say the majority of people I know have dogs over cats but oh it is certainly lovely cats that win my heart.

You can pop over to Beko to find out lots more fascinating data bout UK pet habits


Why I prefer cats

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.

Dog can be a bit clingy and needy and frankly sometimes they just get on my nerve with their endless devotion. Cats like to hang out but they also like to do their own thing. I really like their independence


If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.

I loved how quiet and calm and self contained cats are – peaceful to be around not like yappy, jumpy dogs!


People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.

Cats are non offensive to almost all visitors (unless they have an allergy) but lots of people are nervous of dogs and they an make peole visitig your home uncomfortbale


Plus dog poo and having to pick it up is just yuck. And lets be honest cats snuggles are the best! Cats can lets themselves in and out the house those and don’t require endless walks.

Cats win the day as far as I am concerned.


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What do you think about cats vs dogs?

What about you? Do you have a pet cat or dog or perhaps one of each and do you have a preference? Drop me a comment below and join the conversation I always love to hear form you.

*A survey of 2,000 UK pet owners was commissioned by Beko through OnePoll in March 2021.


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