Americans really, really love their pets, and new survey shows just how much, with two-thirds of pet owners admitting they take better care of their pet than themselves. At the same time, 80 percent of the owners surveyed by OnePoll said that taking care of their pet encourages them to take better care of themselves too. The respondents said the biggest benefit they get from their pet is reducing their stress, depression, and anxiety, named by 72 percent, while 62 percent said their pet helps them exercise more by taking them for walks and playing in their homes. Two-thirds said they are closer to their pet than their immediate family members, and 61 percent said they’d be willing to pass up on date nights or vacations if their pets aren’t with them.