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How To Get An Emotional Support Animal May 24th, 2017

How To Get An Emotional Support Animal

If you are one of the 61.5 million Americans who suffer from an emotional or mental disability, you can easily qualify for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). An ESA is a domesticated animal (typically cats and dogs) that alleviate symptoms of an emotional disability by providing unconditional love and constant companionship to their owners/handlers. Unlike  Read More…

A Guide to Qualifying for an ESA Pet May 12th, 2017

A Guide to Qualifying for an ESA Pet

Emotional support animals (ESA) provide companionship to people who suffer from symptoms of emotional or mental disability. The main purpose of an ESA is to offer emotional support to their owners. Having an ESA entitles owners to protection against housing discrimination and enables them to take their pets on commercial airlines, free of cost. Best  Read More…

What Are ESAs Specifically Used for? May 4th, 2017

What Are ESAs Specifically Used for?

Also referred to as comfort animals, emotional support animals offer therapeutic benefit in the form of emotional support, companionship and unconditional love to an individual experiencing an emotional impairment or psychiatric disability. The constant company, affection and increased activity offered by these animals help reduce stress levels and stimulate mental activity. Emotional support animals, unlike  Read More…

Fun Activities You Can Do with Your Dog April 30th, 2017

Fun Activities You Can Do with Your Dog

A dog is not just a pet. He is a dependable friend with whom you can share your tears and joys. The friendly, faithful creature needs more than just a comfortable home. It needs your time and attention, along with exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and fit. Doing fun activities with your dog  Read More…

Four Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety in 30 Days April 27th, 2017

Four Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety in  30 Days

Doubt, worry, disappointment, fear, loneliness, uncertainty and numerous other emotions are the result of the world’s most common, most misunderstood, debilitating, and serious condition: a state of anxiety. If you experience anxiety episodes, you know it’s frustrating, debilitating and unwanted symptoms. From physical dysfunction to emotional turmoil to bad mood, anxiety can greatly affect the  Read More…

Coping With Social Anxiety March 31st, 2017

Coping With Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety is one of the many forms of anxiety that a person can experience. Social anxiety is the feeling of worry or fear that center around our interactions with others. When in these interactions, feelings of being judged negatively or looked down upon by our peers tend to creep in. Most times, these feelings  Read More…

5 Benefits Of Pet Therapy March 29th, 2017

5 Benefits Of Pet Therapy

Spending time with your pet has been known to offer several mental, physical and emotional benefits, which can improve your quality of life. Animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce fatigue, anxiety and depression including a range of different health problems. Pet therapy is a form of guided interaction between a trained animal and a person. This  Read More…

Debunking Common Myths About Pets And Pet Therapy March 27th, 2017

Debunking Common Myths About Pets And Pet Therapy

Pet therapy includes a range of animal assisted activities and therapies to offer comfort and emotional support to the patient. Pet therapy is a growing field that is now helping individuals recover or better cope with health conditions, such as cancer, mental health problems and heart diseases. The type of animal is selected typically depending  Read More…

5 Ways Pets Relieve Depression February 28th, 2017

5 Ways Pets Relieve Depression

Could petting your furry friend or watching your cat play outside the yard possibly help relieve depression? Well, experts say it might. Pets offer unconditional love and are easier to communicate with. This proves to be especially useful for people who suffer from depression and anxiety. Studies have proven that animals can improve mood, reduce  Read More…

Do You Need An Emotional Support Animal? February 24th, 2017

Do You Need An Emotional Support  Animal?

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a pet that has been prescribed by a certified psychologist, therapist, or psychiatrist for a person dealing with emotional issues. The animal becomes part of a treatment program for the individual in question and is there to bring company and comfort while minimizing the negative effects of the person’s  Read More…

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