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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…

How Many ESAs Can You Have? February 17th, 2017

How Many ESAs Can You Have?

An emotional support animal, usually a cat or dog, although this can also include other domesticated species, such as birds, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, snakes, rats, teacup pigs,  and hamsters provides a healing effect to its owner through its company. These animals provide comfort and emotional support to individuals experiencing mental impairments and psychiatrist disabilities. Emotional  Read More…

Emotional Support Animals: Is Your Pet Legal? February 15th, 2017

Emotional Support Animals: Is Your Pet Legal?

If a person is emotionally impaired and is therapeutically dependent on his or her pet for emotional support, the individual is entitled to enlist the animal as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). The 1988 Fair Housing Amendments Act requires the property manager/landlord to adjust their housing policies when dealing with a tenant who has an  Read More…

What Exactly Do ESAs Do? February 13th, 2017

What Exactly Do ESAs Do?

Animals have been providing companionship to humans since time immemorial. Pets are by our sides and provide endless love and affection to form a bond that is special and unexplainable. Not only do animals provide physical benefits but also emotional and social benefits to enrich our lives, and give structure and balance to it. An  Read More…

Taking Your ESA To A Public Place February 12th, 2017

Taking Your ESA To A Public Place

Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are animal companions that are believed to bring their owner or handler relief from a mental disability and also help alleviate its symptoms. These animals play a major role in the lives of people who are dependent on their pets for emotional support and healthy functioning. This means keeping their pets  Read More…

Top 8 Reasons To Own A Dog October 13th, 2016

Top 8 Reasons To Own A Dog

Over the years, we have given these domesticated members of the canine family the title of “man’s best friend.” But what makes owning a dog so valuable? Sure, a dog will always be happy to see you. But there are more practical reasons why you should consider owning a dog. Here is a list of  Read More…

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