There are dog people and there are cat people. Sometimes someone may have both a cat and a dog, but if you want to look at pets from a financial perspective, you might wonder which pet is less expensive to own.

Surprisingly, the answer is a cat. That’s surprising because its generally boss their humans around and demand the finest foods and luxury goods that you’d think people would spend more money on cats than dogs. So cats win from a financial perspective and also from an attitudinal perspective as well.

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