Pets & Animals

Should I get a pet cat or a pet dog?

Cats vs dogs. It’s the biggest argument a lot of people have. Both have their ups and downs, and they’re both equally adorable. Depending on the space you have at home, your family members, the amount of time you have in hand, and many other factors, you can decide if you want a dog or a cat. While pet cats are adored by some, pet dogs are adored by others. In this blog, we will discuss their characteristics, dog prices in Sri Lanka, cat prices in Sri Lanka, and how to choose the best for you.

Appearance

Cats and dogs are both cute in appearance and have their own iconic looks. Cats look more sleek and furry, with sharp eyes and white whiskers. They walk in a unique style popularly known as the ‘cat-walk’. Dogs are fuller in shape and have long noses and wide eyes. Some dogs are quite furry too. Cats are smaller in size compared to dogs. If you have a small space with less room to run around, a cat would be a great choice for a pet. Some dogs like Pomeranians and Shih Tzus are also fit for smaller spaces. You can get a bigger dog if you have ample space inside your home and outside in your garden.


Behavior

When we discuss the behavior of dogs vs cats, cats tend to be more silent and idle while dogs are hyperactive and playful. Cats show their care and attention by wrapping their body around our legs, or by cuddling on our lap. Meanwhile, dogs tend to jump around, wag their tails, and run around us to show their care and attention. Cats are more reserved and do not require constant attention, while dogs tend to feel sad and inactive when they cannot interact with the owner. So if you have more time on your hands and need a pet by your side always, a dog would be ideal. If you’re busy and have a pet by your side to feel less lonely, go for a cat.

cats vs dogs

Maintenance

When we take the maintenance of cats vs dogs, here’s what you need to know. Dogs eat a lot. They tend to be always hungry. However, it does not mean you should feed them always. As the cats are smaller in size and prefer more sleep to food, you do not need to feed cats too often. They do not require much grooming and regular cleaning as cats tend to clean themselves. If you’re on a budget and you still need a pet, a cat could be your solution. Meanwhile, maintenance and feeding of dogs can be quite costly, so only get a dog if you can afford to. Regular trimming, cleaning and washing, vet visits, and a lot of feeding are in order if you want a dog.

Names for cats and dogs

Here are some cute names for cats and dogs.

Names for cats

  • Ginger
  • Pepper
  • Ash
  • Cookie
  • Bunty
  • Kitty
  • Simba
  • Coco
  • Mango
  • Kiki

Names for dogs

  • Bruno
  • Sam
  • Woofy
  • Tommy
  • Buddy
  • Juno
  • Sally
  • Rocky
  • Toby
  • Benji

Now that you have an idea of which pet to choose, let’s look at the prices for adopting a dog or a cat in Sri Lanka. There is a wide variety of dogs for sale in Sri Lanka, including Retrievers, Dobermans, Lion and German Shepherds, Pomeranians, Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, Pugs, Terriers, and more. You can see that dog prices in Sri Lanka vary between LKR 15,000 to 100,000. Cats for sale in Sri Lanka do not have many breed categorizations, just a few popular ones such as Persian cats, and British shorthairs. Cat prices in Sri Lanka fall between LKR 5,000 and 80,000. You can find all these pets for sale and more in ikman.lk easily from the convenience of your home. Stay tuned for more interesting insights on pets!


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