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Essential Information for Dog Owners

Written by Pet Magazine on July 30th, 2013. Posted in Homepage

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According to the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Source Book, in 2012 nearly 37 percent of American households owned a dog. This amounts to 7 percent more households than those that own cats. Although cats are smaller, quieter, less expensive to feed, do not need walking, and can be left alone for longer periods than dogs, why do American pet owners prefer dogs?

The most obvious of these reasons is the sociability of dogs. This is not to say that all cats are antisocial, but it is far more common for cats to be content being left alone than dogs are. This is why cat owners can put out enough food for a couple days and just go away. If you try doing this with a dog the food will be gone in one sitting; and dogs will stress themselves out if their owners are gone too long.

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