U.S. pets: More cats or dogs?
Vermont is the most pet-loving state. Almost 1 out of 4 (70.3 percent) homes in Vermont has a pet.
Vermont is followed New Mexico, South Dakota, Oregon, Maine, Washington, Arkansas, West Virginia and Idaho.
Rhode Island has the lowest percentage of households with a pet.
The survey found that more than 6 out of 10 pet owners consider their pets to be members of their family.
But do cats outnumber dogs, or vice versa? Cats outnumber dogs, but not by a large percentage. There are approximately 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. and 74.1 million pet cats.
Critical thinking challenge: Why are there more cats than dogs as pets?
Define this word: households
- Posted on January 22, 2013
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