US States With The Most & Least Healthy Pets

By Renee Colvert

If you're like us, the mention of bikini season has us bellowing "WHO CARES" we'd rather talk about being healthy, better yet we'd rather talk about pets being healthy! Luckily, Care.com has just released a ranking of the healthiest pets in the U.S. to help you change the subject during the next "beach bod ready" conversation.

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It's fair to be skeptical of a poll entitled "Ranking The States By The Healthy Pets." How did they rank this, was it measured by how much Fido says he can bench? Rest assured, the ranking came from weighted statistics, not from dog gym bravado. According to Care.com, "Analysts looked at the data on pet care in each state and ranked them across four different categories: an "Illness" rank, an "Access to Vet Care" rank, a "Healthy Environment" rank, and a "Total Pet Spend" rank." The analysts combined these stats to find an overall "Pet Health" rank.

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So now the moment we've all been waiting for, did your state rank in the top five, bottom five, or somewhere in between?

Here are the top 10 states with the healthiest pets!

10. Kansas

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9 North Dakota

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8 Wyoming

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7 South Dakota

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6 Idaho

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5. New Hampshire

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4. New Mexico

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3. Colorado

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2. Nebraska

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1. Montana

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And here are the 10 states with the least healthy pets... or as we like to call them, the "chillest" pets.

10. North Carolina

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9. Ohio

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8. Georgia

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7. Texas

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6. Tennessee

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5. Arkansas

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4. South Carolina

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3. Louisiana

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2. Alabama

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1. Mississippi

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Didn't see your state on this list? No problem! For the complete list of all fifty states check out care.com to see where your pet ranks.