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7 Red Flags- Don’t Be Scammed By Fake ESA Letters

Imagine you have just discovered that your current or future pet may qualify as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). You are excited but also worried. You take a leap of faith and look to qualify for an ESA letter online. There are so many options and you are not sure who to trust, but you […]

By |September 13th, 2019|Emotional Support Animals|2 Comments

Feds Issue New Airline Rules for Flying with Emotional Support Animals – 2019

The rules governing ESAs under the ACAA were sometimes subject to debate and interpreted differently by those in the airline industry and travelers. The DOT's guidance gives greater clarity to ESA owners on what their rights are when it comes to flying with an ESA.

By |August 15th, 2019|Airlines|11 Comments

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal in Florida

If you live in Florida, you can also take advantage of the benefits of having an emotional support animal to help with your mental health needs. See if qualify.

By |August 6th, 2019|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Can My Veterinarian Write an ESA Letter For Me?

In short, no. Veterinarians cannot write an ESA letter because veterinarians are not specifically and legally qualified in the fields of mental health to make that judgment. Only a licensed mental health professional such as a Licensed Social Worker, Psychologist, or Psychiatric. Now, here’s the longer explanation as to why that’s the case:

A client […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to get an Emotional Support Animal in Mississippi

The fact that more and more therapists and licensed mental health professionals are recommending Emotional Support Animals to their patients is a real testament to the therapeutic benefits they provide.
And unlike a certified Service Dog, an ESA can be of any species, so if you are a person that is allergic to the traditional animals […]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scientific Evidence that Dogs are Good for You

Dogs have been coexisting with humans for thousands of years. They have been our closest allies since the days we were roaming the plains as hunters and gatherers. Dogs have evolved needing us, but have we evolved needing them?
Dogs Can Lower Stress
According to a study from the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, conducted at […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Dogs, Mental Health|0 Comments

Does my Emotional Support Animal Need an ESA Vest?

Does my emotional support animal (ESA) have to wear a vest? The answer is no.  While the answer may seem simple enough, the laws and rights concerning service and support animals can be confusing.  Many people tend to confuse the roles of emotional support animals and service animals.  While both provide vital services, it is […]

By |May 31st, 2019|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

What Does an Airline Approved ESA Letter Look Like?

In this post, we will cover the requirements airlines will be looking for in the ESA letter, why it’s important not to fake an ESA letter, and what a legitimate emotional support letter needs to include.

By |May 1st, 2019|Airlines, Emotional Support Animals|2 Comments

How Can an Emotional Support Animal Help with Depression?

Emotional Support Animals, by definition, aim to provide comfort and companionship to alleviate mental health issues by their presence, working on an individual scale. Studies have shown some of the benefits of companion pets. According to one study, conducted a study where college students where observed in their cardiovascular behavior in their interaction with dogs. […]

By |April 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How Can an Emotional Support Animal Help a Person with Anxiety?

According to the study, “The power of support from companion animals…,” there were significant findings for the benefits of canine companionship for those with PTSD, feelings of loneliness, depression, worry, and irritability. When it comes to people with anxiety, the study stated that owners could conclusively tell when animals could sense when support for mental […]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Mental Health|1 Comment
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