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Do You Live In A Dog Or Cat State?

Does your home state have a higher percentage of dog owners or cat owners? And how does it stack up to the rest of the nation? We crunched the data from the American Veterinary Medical Association's "U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2012)" to answer these questions.

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Illustrated here is the difference between the percentage of households that own dogs and the percentage that own cats. Orange colors indicate a higher percentage of dog owners while blue colors indicate a higher percentage of cat owners.

Note that Alaska and Hawaii were not included in the AVMA's survey.

Top Dog-Loving-Cat-Haters

These states have the largest positive difference between dog ownership percentage and cat ownership percentage.

1. Louisiana

Via petguide.com

Only 26% of households own cats while 48% own dogs. Louisiana's loves dogs so much that it has a state dog, the Catahoula, which is believed to be the first dog breed developed in North America.

Top Cat-Loving-Dog-Haters

These states have the largest negative difference between dog ownership percentage and cat ownership percentage.

4. New Hampshire

Via Twitter: @Dunkin_the_Cat

34% cat owning households, 30% dog owning. No surprise that the University of New Hampshire mascot is the Wildcat. Dunkin, an up and coming Twitter-cat, is also a resident of New Hampshire.

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