Helpful Insights On Emotional Support Animals

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Is Emotional Support Animal Legit?

Emotional support animals offer relief to people in anxiety-provoking situations, help alleviate the symptoms of depression, bring comfort to those who are grieving, and offer companionship to people who are feeling lonely. An emotional support animal is part of the therapeutic process recognized under the law (the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Air Carrier  Read More…

How Do I Get My Dog Trained as a Therapy Dog?

Therapy dogs are not the same as service dogs, who are trained to provide a specific service. They also differ from emotional support animals, which require an ESA letter or prescription from a licensed mental health professional (but don’t need to have any special training). Therapy dogs need to be certified from and registered in  Read More…

Can I Get a Therapy Dog for Anxiety?

An anxiety disorder is not something that automatically qualifies you for an emotional support animal. You need to have an established diagnosis and to obtain a recommendation from a licensed mental health professional or doctor to apply for a therapy dog for anxiety. It is essential to understand the difference between a dog as an  Read More…

How Much Does an ESA Letter Cost?

Persons with emotional support animals do not need to pay any fees for their ESA letter. An ESA letter comes from a licensed health care professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, counselor, social worker, doctor, or physician’s assistant.

How Often Do I Need to Renew My ESA Letter?

If you travel regularly, you should renew your ESA letter with a licensed mental health professional at least once a year. Under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) for emotional support animals, airlines can request up-to-date documentation from passengers who seek to travel with an emotional support animal. As the ACCA defines it, the current  Read More…