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When it comes to owning dogs and cats, the choice is clear -- for me, anyway. But in the United States, the divide is pretty even -- there are only slightly more dog owners than cat owners. Credit: Getty Creative According to numbers from Euromonitor, the largest pet market research firm in the world, as reported by The Washington Post, Arkansas is the most dog-friendly state, with a 1.35-to-1 dog-to-cat ratio. Massachusetts is the most cat-friendly state, with a 1.87 cat-to-dog ratio. Go here for a cool rollover map of the States and their ratios. There's an interactive world map at the bottom of the Washington Post article. RELATED: Pet Poisons Lurk in Gardens Regionally, there are...

Adopting the Right Cat for You

The kids have been clamoring for a cat. You've held them off for as long as humanly possible, but now you must decide whether or not to make the twenty year commitment to a new feline friend. To dog people, taking on a cat seems like no big deal – no house training, numerous daily walks or obedience classes. But if you are a novice at animal care-taking, hair on the furniture, paw prints on countertops and kitty games at 3 A.M. - not to mention litter box training and daily maintenance - can take some getting used to. Time must be found in hectic schedules for grooming, feeding and interactive play. If you are considering adopting a kitten, factor in plenty of time for socialization and...

3 Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

Most American households have at least one pet. There are myriad reasons for having a pet, not the least of which being that they offer significant health benefits to people. But have you ever considered the possible benefits of bringing pets into the workplace? Here are three reasons why you may want to bring it up to your boss at the next office meeting. Credit: Getty Creative 1. Help Reduce Stress Dogs and cats are frequently recognized as great stress-relievers. Look into the eyes of a pet and suddenly your worries and deadlines seem to melt away. In fact, according to a 2012 research study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, on-the-job stress levels...