Pet Owners Say Taking Care of Their Furry Friend Encourages Taking Better Care of Themselves
Nearly seven in 10 Americans admit they take better care of their pet than themselves, according to a new OnePoll.
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Nearly seven in 10 Americans admit they take better care of their pet than themselves, according to a new poll.
The survey of 2,000 American pet parents revealed 67% prioritize their pet over themselves—but results revealed it’s a reciprocal relationship.
Eight in 10 respondents said taking care of their pet actively encourages them to take better care of themselves.
In what ways do Americans’ pets help respondents with their own health? Respondents said the biggest benefit their pet provides is reducing their stress, depression and/or anxiety (72%).
In addition to that, respondents said their pet helps them to exercise (62%)—by taking their pets for walks, playing in their house, an so on—and their pet helps them to be more cautious of the food they eat (44%), too.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Stella and Chewy’s, a natural pet food brand, the survey looked at all the things our pets do for us, and the relationship between people and their four-legged friends.
Results found 61% would be willing to pass up on date nights or vacations if their pets aren’t by their side, and it’s due to the unbreakable bond between humans and their pets.
Two-thirds (65%) admitted being closer to their pet than their immediate family members. And a dog really is a man’s best friend—at least according to 76% of respondents.