State of Pet Health 2011 Report vol. 1 State of Pet Health 2011 Overview Since Banfield was founded in 1955, many new companion animal diseases have been discovered, and the prevalence of diseases is constantly changing. There are several key diseases which are increasing in prevalence and are affecting the health of our pet population. Below is an overview of significant findings from this year’s report: Diabetes, Heartworm Disease, Dental Disease, Otitis Externa, Fleas and Ticks, and Internal Parasites. Download Download our State of Pet Health 2011 Handout for an in-depth look at this pet health article and how you can partner with your veterinarian to learn more.