New research shows a quarter of Americans have never gone a day without their furry companion

If you've got a juicy secret to tell, the best secret-keeper may be your furry, four-legged friend. A new survey of 2,000 American pet owners delved into how crucial respondents' furry companions have been to their lives and found 62% rather tell all secrets to their pets than humans. Commissioned by ZippyPaws and conducted by OnePoll, the study revealed three in five pet owners found their fur babies by pure luck or coincidence. A further 15% said they originally had no interest in getting a pet until they first met the soon-to-be pet.

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