According to a new study, dogs are better than cats.
The study, conducted by the University of Edinburgh, looked at a number of factors to determine which type of pet was better for our health and wellbeing.
Dogs were found to be better than cats in all areas except one – they were worse at keeping us calm.
However, the study found that this was more than offset by the other benefits of owning a dog.
Dogs were found to be particularly good at reducing loneliness, increasing our sense of wellbeing, and providing us with exercise.
lead author of the study, said: “The findings suggest that for many people, dogs are not just pets but also provide an important source of support and companionship.
“This is particularly important for those who live alone or are at risk of social isolation.”
The study also found that dogs were better than cats at reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
This is likely due to the fact that dogs need to be taken for walks, which forces us to get out of the house and interact with other people.
Cats, on the other hand, can be left to their own devices and don’t need as much interaction with their owners.
The study, which is published in the journal PLOS ONE, surveyed over 4,000 people in the UK.
It is the latest in a long line of research that has shown the benefits of owning a pet.
A previous study found that dogs could help to reduce the risk of heart disease, while another found that they could help to prolong our life expectancy.
So, if you’re considering getting a pet, it seems like a dog might be the better option.