But while they may fulfil some of our emotional needs, which of the two popular pet choices have more intellect?
According to Rosalind Arden from the London School of Economics, it all comes down to their evolutionary existence.
Arden stated, "Cats, who must eat meat, and dogs, who like meat but are more omnivorous, have faced different ecological, survival, and mating problems for a long time. We should therefore expect their cognitive abilities to differ."
For one, cats are quite capable of finding their own food and often more observant with their toys. They tend to be less reliant on human interaction or gestures in comparison to their dog counterparts.
But despite the study, there is still little research into intellect among animals. As you would expect, it is quite difficult to measure our furry friends on an equal scale.
All in all, it heavily depends on your pet's personality.