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Which Pet Is Better For Your Health? Cats vs. Dogs

I am a self-proclaimed dog person. Not because I don't like cats, but they tend to make me sneeze. Plus I like that most dog owners are forced to walk more because of their pets. That being said, there are health benefits to both animals, so take this quiz to see if you know which pet does what for your well-being.

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Which Pet Is Better For Your Health? Cats vs. Dogs

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sparkleluvr sparkleluvr 8 years
Well I didn't do too well on this quiz, only two right. Dogs rule and cats drool! :-)
eveday eveday 8 years
*I meant the last part of Soapbox's comment (they come to you if they want to).
eveday eveday 8 years
Thank you , Gatsby-esque! I totally agree with you. Having said that, I'm a proud cat person, I love every little thing about them (well, except what Soapbox said...). And their purr makes me calm and peaceful.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
If y'all will excuse me, I have a puppy to go hug :)
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
4/5 :P
gatsby-esque gatsby-esque 8 years
The logic behind question # 5 makes complete sense. I don't know why people are confused. Exposure to something early in life typically makes one immune to any derivative effects of it. Therefore, if one is exposed to the hair and dentritis from a kitty, chances are they won't develop asthma or allegic reactions to it. I grew up on a farm, so no allergies or asthma for me!
myystque myystque 8 years
Yeah, I'm suspicious about #5. Both my mom and sister have asthma and are allergic to cats, which set off asthma and allergy attacks.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I love my kitty :) He follows me around alot, almost like how a puppy would. But I swear, call his name and he'd come only if he wants to come
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
I NEVER thought I'd be a dog person, but then four years ago my parents got a dog and frankly I'm obsessed. I love all their quirky personality traits and their loyalty and their affection. Playing with my dog is a great way to decompress after a long and stressful day, so I can see why dogs improve your body AND mind.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I love both... <3
ohkate ohkate 8 years
wish I wasn't allergic to cats ): they're super cute especially when they don't mind dogs. but at heart, I'm a dog person.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
that heart and cats research is not supported by any evidence or facts... though i know from my own experience that cats are good to take away the bad energy and pain from body part that is hurt or sick, they just come and lie on top of you and afterwards you feel better. dogs are great as well as their compassion helps.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I can't imagine cats protecting against asthma. So many people are allergic to them, including me!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
haha well I had cats ALL my life and yea i got pretty bad asthma!
soulight soulight 8 years
Wow that last question is pretty interesting. I wonder what factors into the protection against asthma.
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