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Netflix Shows to Binge Watch with Pets on National Pet Day


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These days, pet owners are taking their furry companions with them everywhere—from everyday errands to vacations at the shore. But really nothing beats cozying up on the couch to relax and watch a favorite TV show with a furry or feathered companion.

In fact, when it comes to watching TV, most Americans (71 percent) find pets to be the best binge partner, according to a new survey released by Netflix. 

Pet owners really love to cuddle and chat with their pets during a TV binge. The survey found 28 percent of Netflix users have turned to their furry friends for comfort during a sad or scary scene. And while pets might not talk back, 27 percent of those surveyed said they have talked to their pet about the show or movie they were watching. 

Making pets comfortable during a binge session seems to be a priority. Almost half of U.S. respondents (47 percent) have moved where they were sitting so their pet would be more comfortable, 17 percent have bribed them with treats to watch longer, and some (13 percent) have even gone so far as turning off a show because their pet didn’t appear to like it. 

Netflix also found that certain shows and genres are trendier than others to watch with pets. Dog owners are more likely to choose action like “Narcos” and “Marvel’s Daredevil,” while cat owners prefer sci-fi series like “Black Mirror” and “Star Trek Discovery.” Meanwhile, bird lovers are egged on by comedies like “Orange is the New Black.” And one show in particular has the power to bring all species together: “Stranger Things.”

Today is National Pet Day, a day that celebrates the joy pets bring to our lives. Why not add some more joy to your National Pet Day celebration by cozying up to your companion animal and your Netflix queue? Happy watching!  

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