Does Your State Have the Worst Pet Teeth?
Banfield investigates the highest rates of pet dental disease.
As National Pet Dental Health Month continues through February, many organizations are working to promote good oral care in pets.
To root out those areas in the United States with the highest rates of pet dental disease, Banfield Pet Hospital’s internal research team, Banfield Applied Research & Knowledge (BARK), determined a list of states with the “Worst Pet Teeth in America.” Using Banfield’s patient database of over 800 hospitals, states were ranked by the percent of dogs and cats diagnosed with dental disease in Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2011.
Topping the list is Minnesota, where in 2011, Banfield diagnosed 69% of dogs and 73% of cats with dental disease.
Additionally, during the month of February, Banfield is offering an online coupon for a free office visit and dental consultation, which can be downloaded from www.banfield.com.
According to Banfield's findings, here is the list of the Worst Pet Teeth in America:
3. South Carolina
4. South Dakota
5. Rhode Island
Is your home state on the list of "Worst Pet Teeth in America"? Tell us below!
1 year ago
This isn't a fair assessment since it is based on pets that have been to a vet. I wonder how many people in all the states simply do not bring their pets to a vet in the first place? Without taking the pets to a vet, it cannot be known what percent of those pets have dental problems.
Stated differently, the states that look the worst could be among the best when ALL pets are taken into account.
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