Better see and hear
- Cats have typical nocturnal vision. Dogs are for daytime. This explains why cats have such large (and keen-sighted!) Eyes. But the colors of both are distinguished much worse than humans.
- Hearing in cats is also better developed: it reaches at least 65 kilohertz versus 45 in dogs. Whereas a person has only 20!
- But in the round “smell” cats are inferior to the championship. A dog’s nose contains 300 million receptors, while cats have “only” 200 million. It’s awkward to talk about a man with his modest 5 million …
Every cat owner knows how sharp her claws can be. This is because cats can pull them in – which means they do not dull when walking. Dog’s claws are always outside – and quickly grind on the floor or ground. However, this does not mean that only cats need to trim their claws – the condition of this part of the body should be monitored in any pet.
Eat more often
All pets love to eat well, but their needs vary greatly. Feline portions are usually smaller than dog portions – but cats should also have more meals.
In addition, food texture is important for cats. They prefer dense and moist foods, but they do not perceive powdery and sticky textures. A cat that is accustomed to a certain food structure may refuse an unfamiliar type of food – this is important to consider when switching to a new diet.
Do not feed cats and dogs with the same food. Separate food lines do not take into account the economic needs of producers, but the physiological differences of animals: intestinal length, tooth size and enzyme activity.
Afraid of water
More precisely, they avoid getting wet. Wet cat’s hair does not allow the air gap to adjust the body temperature of the animal in hot or cold weather, and the intensified smell can betray the cat both to its prey and to larger predators. Unlike dogs, cats don’t shake themselves after bathing and don’t run long runs that might dry out. That is why animals treat the bathing procedure so differently.
Dogs need space to keep fit and in good mood – to run, play and walk several times a day. Representatives of felines prefer to spend time at home. And even there they are looking for the coziest and safest place – this is one of the reasons why cats love boxes.
Harder to train
Dog training has become more widespread for a reason – these animals can be engaged in a group and withstand long training. However, wayward cats are possible – and necessary! – train. Short but regular workouts can help teach the fluffy beauty basic commands – even if the cat doesn’t initially respond to the name.
Walk on their own
Dog: “We love each other – we are best friends – we love to walk together so much – play with me.”
Cat: “Go away. Come back. I like you. Let me go. Give me some yummy. Go away. “
Every joke has its share of a joke. Everything else is based on real events and even scientifically explainable. Dogs are members of the pack, and in their owner they see parent, friend and leader in one person. Cats are, by their very nature, solitary animals, but this does not prevent them from waiting for delicious food and a fresh tray from the owner.
Fun jogging and bathing with a dog – or home comfort and taming an obstinate cat? The choice is yours!