If Pets Could Pick a Home, They’d Pick Here
Pet owners in some states do a better job than those in others creating a thriving home for their furry friends, according to a new survey by Care.com.
Care.com recently looked at a variety of data about pet care to rank the states based on four categories: illness; access to vet care; health environment; and a “total pet spend” rank. The states with the highest rankings have the lowest prevalence of pet illnesses, higher access to veterinary care, healthier environments for pets, and higher pet-related spending.
The following states ranked as the healthiest homes for pets:
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
Source: “How Are the States With the Healthiest Pets—Is Yours One of Them?” Care.com (March 2017)