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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]