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2014's Best and Worst Cities for Pet Lovers

Updated: 08/13/2014 1:25 PM
Created: 08/13/2014 11:51 AM KSTP.com
By: McKenzie Gernes

With International Homeless Animals Day just around the corner and pet ownership in the U.S. at an all-time high, WalletHub conducted an analysis of 2014’s Best & Worst Cities for Pet Lovers.

Wallethub compared 14 key metrics such as veterinary care costs, number of pet-friendly restaurants per capita and the number of dog parks per capita in each city.

Top 5 Cities for Pet Lovers

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Irvine, California
  • Sacramento, California

Worst 5 Cities for Pet Lovers

  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jacksonville, Florida

Minnesota is tied for 19th place overall, St. Paul is ranked number one for the lowest dog insurance premium.

Photo: Wikkimedia

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