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May 9, 2013

How Does Your State Rank in Pet Longevity?

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Some of us accessorize our dogs and carry them in a purse. Others take them hiking with protective eyewear and hiking boots. We aren't sure which lifestyle is preferred, but a new study reveals that cats and dogs have a better chance at a long, healthy life in some states more than others.

According to the 2013 State of Pet Health Report released by Banfield Pet Hospital, pets in Colorado live longer, which we're pretty excited about, since that's where BaxterBoo.com is based out of! Montana and South Dakota also fared well in pet longevity.

Louisiana and Mississippi have the shortest lifespan for dogs and cats. On first glance, Banfield reports that those areas have the lowest spay and neuter rates as well as the highest rates of heartworm infection, contributing to the lower lifespans.

There are different factors contributing to the health of pets including education levels and cultural attitudes about pets in various regions. Southern states have high rates of heartworm because of heat and mosquitoes. Northeastern states are most likely to have Lyme disease because of the ticks that carry the disease.

Charts courtesy of Banfield.

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