The question of whether cats or dogs are smarter is, for many pet owners, primary to this argument.
Both are smart in ways that are similar, like being able to recognise sounds and being interested in toys.
Did you know that the structure of the brains of cats and dogs is a lot like that of people?
They also have frontal lobes in their brains, which help them move and talk.
An estimated 500 million synapses reside in the brains of canines, while only 250 million do in the brains of domestic cats.
Cats and dogs constantly demonstrate their intelligence through acts of affection or by favouring one particular person.
It's true that cats and dogs each have their own unique intelligence and personality, and that either could make a fantastic pet.