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Massachusetts has among worst pet teeth

By Zootoo Pet News Staff
February 27, 2012
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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 percent of dogs and 73 percent 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:

1. Minnesota

2. Utah

3. South Carolina

4. South Dakota

5. Rhode Island

6. Colorado

7. Virginia

8. Tennessee

9. Arizona

10. Illinois

11. Maryland

12. Michigan

13. Massachusetts

14. Florida

15. California

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