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Animal whisperer tells Tom Elliott the reason we should talk to our pets

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New research shows talking to your pets is a sign of social intelligence.

The Chicago university study suggests treating objects or animals as humans is a uniquely human trait.

Animal whisperer Amanda De Warren told Tom Elliott it’s also very comforting.

‘It’s always nice to just offload onto something that’s living and breathing,’ Ms De Warren said.

‘It changes our whole emotional state.’

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