Why are there so many dogs accessories as compared to cats?

@anawar (2404)
United States
June 19, 2010 8:00pm CST
Right now, I have no animal friends; the pain of losing them exceeded the joy of loving them. However, I still notice there are at least four aisles for dog stuff, as compared to one or two aisles for cat food and toys. And, there's a doggy boutique in the swanky part of town, but nothing for cats. What's up with that? So, the world loves dogs more than cats? Hardly seems fair. What do you think?
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@alaskanray (4636)
• United States
20 Jun 10
LOL...I have to think that part of the problem is that dogs can wear collars without losing them. My cats go through collars like there is no night. I try to keep flea collars on my cats and will not let them outside without one on because I taste good to fleas and if they come in my house, I will be miserable. I have four cats. I try to let three of them go outside to save on kitty litter but one of them likes to lose his flea collar. He has lost two of them in the past three weeks! And at $10 a pop, I cannot afford to feed his habit! Another thing you might consider is that cats are more independent and don't like to wear things like little "coats" or "sweaters" but dogs don't seem to care what you put on them. The cat is definitely more intelligent. Anyway, I haven't noticed that cats have fewer stuff made for them. It's just more expensive. i.e. the cat "trees", which can cost hundreds of dollars. I used to have both cats and dogs and had a poster in my home which read, "My dog thinks he's human - My cat thinks he's God." The cats neither want nor need all the paraphernalia and "treats" the dogs have. They know their own mind and are happy with who they are. The dog, on the other hand, will abase himself just to please you.
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
26 Jun 10
Oh, you are so wonderfully right! And comical. Thanks for the giggle. I forgot about cat trees. They do cost a fortune. Luckily, I knew someone who was handy with some carpet and stuff. He made me trees just like you see in the store, and I never had to pay for a thing. I tried to put a sweater on my cat one winter. He was a very small kitty, and cold, even though he was strictly a house cat. If there was anything left to the coat once he tore it off himself, I would have returned it. That's how much he hated it. Flea collars? Learned ages ago not to waste my money. My cats never kept them for more than a few days. I don't think they work, anyhow. Your closing comment made my night.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 10
dogs have different needs than cats.dogs need to be exercised.cats don't really need exercise.dogs have a constant need to be cleaned and groomed by their owners.cats clean and groom themselves.dogs need to be trained.cats are more independent and will learn on their own.
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@rebelann (111516)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jan 21
Cats will exercise themselves whereas dogs are generally taken for walks.
@_sketch_ (5742)
• United States
20 Jun 10
Dogs put up with more bs, so they'll wear the weird sweaters and what-not. Cat's are more creative and destroy less of what they play with, so they don't need as many toys. I don't really know if this is true, but it sounds logical eh?
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
26 Jun 10
I'm confused. LOL. You're outside of my "logical zone" I guess.
@5speed (7)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I don't think that it is about the world loving dogs more than cats. The fact is that a dog is a more social animal when compared to cats. Cats will always have that independent streak that keeps them from being totally tamed. A dog will tolerate a lot more fussing over than a cat would.
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@rebelann (111516)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jan 21
I agree with you.
• India
20 Jun 10
Because cats are selfish, dogs are submissive. I love it when a dog chases a cat.
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• United States
20 Jun 10
Because the saying cats rule dogs drool is backwords its dogs rule cats drool, dogs are easier to train and a lot more playful than cats which sleep alot and pee on your fathers clothes. Cats will play with just anything a dog will and more, especially mice. Or it just that its easyer and cheeper to make your own cat toys.
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
26 Jun 10
I never had a cat who peed on anything. Truly, your father's clothes? You really sent me a smile. I never heard the "cats rule" saying before. Dogs require more time than most cats, unless you have a Tonkinese; they are insatiable. Also known as "shoulder riders'." (They never leave you alone.) You're right. Just like kids, a cat will play with most anything.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
21 Jun 10
Well i think that's due to, dogs are man's best friend?? While dogs are loyal to its master or owners, but not cats.. Cats tend to run away, or rather, prefer freedom more than being cooped up in a house.. As such, not many ple will want cats for pets.. And those really well behaved cats are expensive.. hehe ^_^ As such, having a dog is a more viable option.. And i dun like cats like to be leashed right?? hehe
@anawar (2404)
• United States
26 Jun 10
Actually, some cats will walk on a leash. You only have to have their permission. Cats are very loyal; dogs will go with anyone who is nice to them. To be loved by a cat is a privilege. That's okay if dogs make more sense to you than cats. Everyone's allowed to be mistaken once or twice.
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jun 10
hi anawar I thinkits because Cats are more regal and will not wear some of the stuff that are forced onto poor dogs. also cats own you and you are really thought of as their pet. So Cats are fussy about their stuff while dogs will 'submit to so much more. I love c ats and dogs too, but Cats have a special place in my heart as they are so smart and so well regal. I doubt very much that any self respecting cat will let itself be dressed in a cat outfit like dogs will 'let themselves be made to look really silly.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
26 Jun 10
You're right. Cats are more fussy, or shall we say, refined? I think you're right on with the reason why there's less cat stuff than doggy. Dogs will let you do anything, unless you bought them from a pet rescue and they pull you flat on your face, with your glasses flying off into the bushes somewhere.
@anil78650 (177)
• India
20 Jun 10
Ya its very bad for the cat to be treated like this.But that th reality although there are some people who like cats very much like me.I don't saying that I didn't like dogs I like them.................. and in the end Happy Father's day.Just watch this video for Father's Day special. http://adf.ly/3IYd http://adf.ly/3IYn http://adf.ly/3IYr http://adf.ly/3IYu
@rebelann (111516)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jan 21
I have both, in fact my cat and dog are best friends.