If you are a pet owner, be warned. A new study shows that dogs whose owners spend too much time on smartphones are more prone to suffer from depression.
Researchers in the U.K. say when dog owners ignore their pets to stare at their phones, they damage the emotional bond.
As social animals, dogs are more likely to get depressed. They depend on their owners to provide activities, whether they are physical or mental, and it is the owners' responsibility to provide well-rounded interaction.
When we spend too much time on our smartphones instead of spending time with our dogs, our furry friends stop socializing, which can lead to destructive behavior and various mental health issues.
If your dog is not interested in you and seems lazier lately, it's time to put down your phone and play with your four-legged pal.