It’s no surprise that we love our pets, but a new study found that two-thirds of Americans prioritize their pet’s well-being over their own. OnePoll surveyed 2,000 pet owners and found that pets provide humans health benefits as well. Eight in 10 say that taking care of their pet encourages them to take better care of themselves too by reducing their stress, depression, and anxiety and helping them exercise. What might be surprising is just how much many of us love our pets. The survey showed that two-thirds are closer to their pets than their immediate family members. And well over half would give up date nights or vacations if their pets couldn’t come with them.
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