If you're an animal lover this story may make you cringe.

A new survey shows 40 percent of pet owners would give up their dog for a month rather than ditch their phone.

An online SMS marketing platform called "Simple Texting" polled more than 1,000 smart-phone users across the country.

The point was to see what sacrifices Americans were willing to make in order to keep using their devices.

The good news for dog lovers-the furry friends did have a slight advantage over romance. 44 percent of the people surveyed said they'd go without seeing their partners for a month if they could keep their cell phones.

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