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Purina has ranked the top 50 Pet Healthy Cities, and I'm happy to announce that Denver is Number 1!!

Here's the top 10:

1. Denver, CO
2. Oakland, CA
3. Portland, OR
4. Orange County, CA
5. San Francisco, CA
6. Washington, DC
7. Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN
8. Columbus, OH
9. Philadelphia, PA
10. Salt Lake City, UT

Here's what they said about Denver:

PETS LOVE: Denver received the highest score for emergency and critical care with 62 veterinarians accredited by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society – more per capita than any other city in the report. In addition, Denver also scored extremely well in the area of preventative care. According to the national veterinary survey, Denver dogs and cats took top marks for being spayed/neutered and for being at their ideal body weight. The city also stands out in the pack with five animal shelters per capita approved by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, a not-for-profit management organization of professional administrators whose goal is to provide members with superior opportunities for training and information exchange. The Mile-High City’s air quality is excellent, with only three ozone alert days per year. Denver boasts one of the lowest flea populations of any city in the report and the watershed quality rates very high, important as drinking water serves as the primary source of hydration for pets. Additionally, incidences of Lyme disease are low compared to other metropolitan areas, and cats and dogs are well protected under strong rabies and license legislation – all pets must have an i.d. tag and rabies shot certification is required before licensing. Per capita, Denver has the third highest veterinarian-to-pet ratio, with one veterinarian for every 782 pets.
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