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Dogs drool, cats rule

By Madison Steinkamp, Asst. Section Editor

Get a cat, life gets better. Well, it’s not exactly that simple, but it might as well be.

Cats cost less than dogs, cats keep you alive longer than dogs, cats are cleaner than dogs, and the most important information you’ll learn today, cat owners are smarter than dog owners.

A recent study by Carroll University researchers in Wisconsin found that when completing an intelligence test, “cat people” scored higher than “dog people.” Although they linked this to the environments that each perspective group generally stays in, cat people generally stay indoors, possibly reading, while dog people tend to be outside walking around more.

I can hear the dog people barking from here: “But dog people would healthier, ha on you!”

Well ha back on you because owning a cat reduces your chance of dying of a heart attack. The University of Minnesota did a study finding that cat owners were nearly 40 percent less likely to die of a heart attack than those who had never owned a cat.
But besides cat owners being smarter and the obvious benefit on not dying from a heart attack, cats are just better. Their food costs less and you buy less than you would
for a dog. and they don’t need toys, just an empty water bottle or a ball of yarn.

Cats are quieter, sweeter, and just plain better than dogs, no argument.

Posted: Apr. 25

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