We all have our preferences and this goes out to choosing our home buddies, our pets! A new study suggests that your environment, your background, personality and stage of life helps identify whether you are more likely a dog person, a cat person, or both!

In a recent study from the University of Texas at Austin, 46 percent of respondents described themselves as “dog people,” and just 12 percent were self-described “cat people.” Of the remaining respondents, 28 percent described themselves as lovers of both dogs and cats, while 15 percent said that they were neither.

What really makes a cat person, and what categorizes as a dog person? Does owning both makes a difference?

Are you a Cat Person or Dog Person

Are you a Cat Person or Dog Person, courtesy of Petdoors

The results found that people who say that they are dog people tend to have more extroverted, agreeable, and conscientious personalities than those who consider themselves cat people. 

The analysis also revealed that while respondents who described themselves as cat people tended to be more neurotic than dog people, they also tended to be more open to experiencing new things.

Check out the complete guide to having a happy pet at home.

reference: https://www.everydayhealth.com/pet-health/are-you-a-dog-or-cat-person.aspx

Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.