Almost everyone love pets. According to Wikipedia, A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal or playful personalities. Pets provide their owners physical and emotional benefits. For example, dogs can supply both human and pet with exercise, fresh air and social interaction. Having a pet may help people to lower blood pressure and decreased stress which can help owners lead a longer, healthier life. Although there are also health risks, most especially those who have allergies or asthma due to dander and fur. Falling injuries can also be considered since we sometimes trip over them. And they may also cause stress if the behavior of the pet is bad.
The most popular pets in town are the canines (dogs) and felines (cats). There are approximately 78.2 million pet dogs and 86.4 million pet cats in the United States. In 2013, pets outnumbered children with a ratio of 4:1 in the United States alone.
So which state does our beloved pet animals reign by state? Let’s find out as we check the data from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Findings revealed that the Southern States are more canine friendly than in Northern States which has more cat’s purr and meow.
According to the file, Massachusetts is the biggest feline state with nearly 2 times more cats than dogs. Arkansas ranks No. 1 in the ratio of dogs to cats. But by a nationwide tally, cats rule by 4 million more than dogs. But dog owners are a larger number than cat owners, maybe because cat owners tend to keep more of the breed in the household.
Right now, it seems that everyone is looking for a home that can accommodate our pets properly. Like having upscale amenities such as rooftop dog runs and spa.
Here’s a list of the top cities who have sold real estate listings for being dog-and-cat friendly homes:
Although cats have the biggest number, we can’t seem to find a listing particularly with a cat-friendly feature. That’s probably because most common cat features such as cat trees, scratching posts, or self-cleaning litter boxes are portable.
Sources: Wikipedia; Realtor.com
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