In the United States, many states are considered red or blue states that designate their political leanings. So the people in Iowa wanted to know if their state was a cat or a dog state.

Thanks to The American Veterinary Medical Association, ww now have an answer. Iowa is 20% more cats than dogs. Go north of the Mason-Dixon line and most states are cat states while south of the Mason-Dixon line, most states are dog states.

The theory is that southern states are warmer and thus better suited to walking a dog while northern states are colder and better suited to staying inside with your cat. Then again, perhaps cats and dogs might have political leanings so depending on where you live, you can decide for yourself if you’re a cat or a dog state.

To learn more about the different cat and dog states, click here.

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