The addition of a pet to a city apartment may not seem like a welcome one at first. Our places of residence are often small and cramped, and another living being in our homes could add to the clutter some more.
On the other hand, the addition of another life to our own lives can bring us joy, entertainment, and companionship. This is why so many people who live in city apartments do in fact live with pets.
Depending on which pets people like more, you’ll always find that they’ll call one animal more suitable for city apartments than others. I’m going to give an objective look at the situation, listing some pros and cons about each animal in such a setting.
First, let’s take a look at dogs. On the plus side, they’ll be extremely loyal and generally more active than cats are. Dogs will likely follow you often, while cats tend to do the opposite. If you find yourself busy and without the ability to dedicate much attention, then dogs may not be the best fit for your situation. On the other hand, someone who enjoys the companionship of a friend who’s always around will appreciate this about dogs.
Cats, on the other hand, will usually stay on their own, needing a bit less attention than dogs do. They’ll still come around and cuddle with you, but they’re generally known to be lower maintenance. As far as activity goes, dogs will need to go outside several times per day. If you like the idea of getting outside for some fresh air, you’ll enjoy the experience of walking a dog.
On the other hand, there are many indoor cats that don’t need to go outside at all. With the simple use of a litter box, you’ll have everything handled from the comfort of your own home. It seems that cats are lower maintenance than dogs when it comes to city life. Still, many people can’t pass up their love for dogs.