Cat owners have less sex and are more likely to be single than those who have dogs
Published 16/03/2016 | 15:29
Cat owners are more likely to be unmarried and earn less than their counterparts who are happy owners of canines.
New research has found that dog owners are generally happier than those with cats and have more friends.
Dog owners are also more likely to have a grip on their finances that cat owners, and are more likely to have paid off their mortgage.
Despite these findings, the date showed that cat owners were more comfortable living alone than dog owners, but are also more likely to still be living with their parents.
When asked how many friends they would describe as “close” the cat lovers surveyed admitted they had 12 close friends, while dog owners could label 15 people as close friends.
A spokesperson for UK company VetPlus, who carried out the research, said: The goal of the research was to understand the differences between dog and cat owners and what drives them to visit a vet.
"Looking at this research, this may well be because of the difference in lifestyle and relationships between the pet and the owner."
The research also found that dog owners have more sex than those who have cats, and have sex three times a week on average.