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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…

5 Things You Should Know Before Bringing an ESA Home May 18th, 2017

5 Things You Should Know Before Bringing an ESA Home

An emotional support animal is a pet companion that provides its handler with comfort and companionship, which in turn helps alleviate their symptoms of an emotional or mental disability. An ESA can be any domesticated animal, including dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, fish, or guinea pig.  Some of the greatest moments in life include the day  Read More…

Talking To Your Family About Getting A Pet May 16th, 2017

Talking To Your Family About Getting A Pet

You love pets, and may think you are ready for one, but your family may think otherwise. Often, parents are hesitant to allow a pet due to a number of reasons, such as the big cost involved, the reluctance to clean up after them, and fearing the ‘commitment’ that comes along with a living being.  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…

ESA Registration Guidelines May 8th, 2017

ESA Registration Guidelines

Emotional support animals (ESA) provide therapeutic benefits to their owner through companionship and affection. An ESA does not require any special training to carry out a task, unlike service dogs. Furthermore, emotional support animals come in various breeds and types and are not just limited to dogs. The Fair Housing Authority allows ESAs to live  Read More…

Emotional Support Animals Vs. Psychiatric Service Animals March 25th, 2017

Emotional Support Animals Vs.  Psychiatric Service Animals

While Emotional Support Animals are often included as part of a medical treatment plant or are used as therapy dogs, they cannot be classified as service animals. ESAs offer emotional support and companionship to their owners, sometimes helping with symptoms such as anxiety, depression and several kinds of phobias. Additionally, therapy animals are used in  Read More…

5 Types Of Animals Used For Therapy March 23rd, 2017

5 Types Of Animals Used For Therapy

Believe it or not but a large number of animals are now being used for therapy other than your favorite canine friend.  Pets are loving creatures that are known to help patients get through traumatic experiences and illnesses. Whether they have been trained or not, caring and owning a pet offers several therapeutics and proven  Read More…

What Is The Difference Between An ESA And A Pet? March 21st, 2017

What Is The Difference Between An ESA And A Pet?

Having a pet around may cheer you up and have a positive impact on your life, but Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) do more than that.  ESAs act as friendly companions that alleviate symptoms stemming from behavior, physical or psychological disorders. While all animals and pets may provide companionship and relief to their owners, ESAs are  Read More…

Prescribed An ESA? How To Select The Right Dog March 19th, 2017

Prescribed An ESA? How To Select The Right Dog

Have you ever come across a loved one who has a story to share about getting prescribed an ESA? It seems that many people we know are keeping an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) to improve their emotional and mental state. Emotional support animals show up almost everywhere we go, including buildings following a no-pet policy.  Read More…

Understanding The Difference Between ESAs And Service Dogs February 19th, 2017

Understanding The Difference Between ESAs And Service Dogs

There seems to be controversy surrounding the role of animals in the lives of chronically ill and disabled people. Here we will be looking at the major differences between an ESA and a service dog. To have a service dog, a person must be disabled. For instance, needing reading glasses owing to weak eyesight is  Read More…

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