When it comes to choosing between cats and dogs, you may choose cats or you may choose dogs. Science however, chooses dogs!
Why you ask?
Based on scientific research curated by Newsweek, checkout these shocking reasons why science regards Dogs better than Cats.
#1. Dogs are good for your heart, literally
Dog owners are at a lesser risk of cardiovascular disease compared to cat owners. Research found that they not just prevent cardiovascular disease but also improve the living conditions of their owners, especially older people. Senior citizens with dogs were found to be happier and overall fitter and healthy.
#2. Dog allergies are more forgiving than cat allergies
Apparently this is due to the fact that the protein molecule on cat skin is harder on the human body in comparison to dogs. It was also found that most children develop cat allergies compared to dog allergies. The numbers were almost double the number of children allergic to dogs.
#3. Dogs can literally detect cancer even when it’s medically undetectable
Yes this is true. In fact, dogs are now being trained in this area so as to develop electronic ways to detect cancer based on their ability. Dogs are known to be able to detect evasive forms of cancer like Ovarian cancer (also called the silent killer) too in its early stage.
#4. Dogs are smarter than cats
Dogs have been scientifically proven to have more neurons than cats do. Having more neurons makes them smarter and more able to adapt to human life and lifestyle easier than their feline counterparts. This research and it’s findings on how dogs are smarter than cats will shock you. Dogs were found to have 500 million neurons in their cerebral cortex (double that of cats).
The last and most agreed on non-scientific reason?
Dogs are just love bombs in comparison to cats, seriously!
Be it snuggles, random kisses or just plain goofing around, dogs are simply adorable. They are so adorable that we have a day dedicated to them! While these are some scientific reasons dogs are awesome, this article would be incomplete without mentioning working dogs and service dogs.
Yes, pawstars who help people in their physical disability and pain. There are innumerable stories of people whose lives were saved by dogs. In fact, here’s one such video, a homeless drug addict who turned his ways because of a dog!. That is the effect they have on us.
The man was a drug addict looking to end his life of no meaning until he was saved by his pawstar. He attributes the very joy and meaning of his life to his dog. I’m paraphrasing his words here, he said in the video that while he took his dog over to the Brooklyn Bridge, looking to jump off, the fact that his dog would be alone in the world stopped him from doing so. His dog saved his life.
Since National Dog Day (August 26,2019) just got over, now you have some more valid reasons to pamper your pooch again!