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Flameslinger
Pro (for)
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ThisIsMyUsername333
Con (against)

Are cats better than dogs? (Pro)=Cats (Con)=Dogs

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Started: 1/1/2017 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Flameslinger

Pro

I must thank the contender for accepting this challenge. You must argue on the pros of dogs as a pet. I will make my pro constructive on cats.

Format
Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Pro Constructive(pros of the animal)(no rebutting)
Round 3: Con Constructive(cons of the oppositions animal)(no rebutting)
Round 4: Defense
Round 5: Rebuttal and conclusion

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ThisIsMyUsername333

Con

I haven't been on this site in a while, and I thought I'd take it easy on myself and not discuss religion or politics, so:

I accept this debate, and will be arguing that dogs make better pets than cats. I would like to thank my opponent for posting this debate and may the best debater win.
Debate Round No. 1
Flameslinger

Pro

As per this debates format i will make my First Constructive speech on the pros of having a cat as a pet.

Work
Domesticated cats are a species that doesn't require all that much work. The main responsibilities of having a cat are feeding it twice a day, cleaning it's litter box 1-2 times a week, and playing with them from time to time. Naturally kittens require a bit more training than adult cats but it is considerably less than most other animals.

Health Benefits
Cats have been shown to have a pawsitive impact on the health of their owners. According to studies cats help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce overall cholesterol, as well as help prevent depression in their owners. One study even showed that cats play a part in preventing cardiovascular disease and lower the chances of a heart attack.

Easy to make toys
A cats curiosity allows for a much wider range of toys for it. If you just crumple up a piece of paper into a ball or put an empty box on the ground most cats will have a field day just swatting at and climbing in the respective objects. Cats don't care if a toy is cheap or expensive. DIY or high-end retail toys will intrigue a cat all the same.

Attention
Cats are a species known for their independence. Although they love attention just as much as the next human or animal they are extremely content with spending time alone. Coupled with some of those DiY toys from the previous point, cats can spend days on their own without demanding attention.

Visuals and Texture
Bluntly put, cats are very soft and are great to just watch when they aren't cuddled up on your lap(or your chair if we are talking about my cat)

Loyalty
Although they aren't well known for their loyalty cats can be quite loyal and friendly to the people they know. Whether it's showing up at your door to say hi when you get home to chasing away a dog cats can be very loyal creatures.

Although there is much more information that could be put into my 1st Constructive, I have decided to cut it here as I believe my evidence clearly shows just how great it can be to have a furry feline friend. I wish my opponent luck with their own 1st constructive over the pros of having a dog.

Sources
http://www.cat-world.com.au...
Cats As Pets - Why Cats Make Great Companions

http://www.petmd.com...
Health Benefits Of Living With a Cat

https://www.theguardian.com...
Cat chasing off a dog attacking a boy
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Posted by Flameslinger 1 year ago
Flameslinger
I don't believe we have those yet however
Posted by Unstobbaple 1 year ago
Unstobbaple
I'ts obvious that a dog cat hybrid would dominate time and Euclidean space. Next question.
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