3. North Dakota
Banfield reports that these are the 5 states where cats have the shortest life spans:
Here are the 5 states where dogs have the shortest life expectancies:
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):
2. South Carolina