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# Cats are much better city pets than dogs. A cat's ability to use

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Cats are much better city pets than dogs. A cat's ability to use a litter box renders it unnecessary to take a cat for walks, and the fact that cat food costs less than dog food makes feeding cats relatively affordable. Moreover, cats are smaller and quieter than dogs. Therefore, based on these reasons, a person who lives in a small city apartment and wants a pet should get a cat instead of a dog.

Which of the following, if true, most effectively undermines the conclusion of the above argument?

A. Some people who live far from others prefer pets that can act as watchdogs and can make loud noises when provoked.
B. Cats, more often than dogs, tend to wander from their home to explore for hours or days at a time.
C. Though food for dogs tends to cost the same as food for cats, dogs consume larger amounts per meal and have meals more often.
D. When confined to a small space, a cat is more likely than a dog to habitually destroy expensive furniture and other costly material property.
E. Cats are more successful than are dogs at killing mice and other small pests on farms and in suburban areas.

Since argument is all about the positives of having cat over dog, something that goes opposite would be our answer. Only D talks about the negatives of having cats at a small apartment, thus CORRECT.
A seems to undermine but not to the degree that D does.
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