It turns out your friends, your significant other, your family, your coworkers, and your kids aren't the only ones who get bummed out when you totally ignore them to stare at your phone. Your dog is pretty offended too. And your cat. Yep.
Researchers say that dogs and cats pick up on the fact that you're ignoring them when you're using your phone . . . and that can make them more anxious. Eventually, all that anxiety can add up to depression.