Survey indicates geography impacts pet longevity

2. Minnesota

3. North Dakota

4. Connecticut

5. Utah

Banfield reports that these are the 5 states where cats have the shortest life spans:

1. Delaware

2. Ohio

3. Louisiana

4. Kentucky

5. Mississippi

Here are the 5 states where dogs have the shortest life expectancies:

1. Mississippi

2. Alabama

3. Louisiana

4. Delaware

5. Massachusetts

Apparently, Delaware, Louisiana and Mississippi aren't states where pets thrive, at least to their full potential.

According to U.S. Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control data, here the 5 states with the shortest life spans for people (1999-2001):

1. Kentucky

2. South Carolina

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