Emotional Support Animals are trending.
The medical world is now (more than ever) realizing the role a furry companion can play in the mental health of its handler. People are naturally drawn towards animals because of the unconditional love they offer – no judgment, no criticism – just good old-fashioned support.
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What is an Emotional Support Animal?
Unlike a Service Dog that performs a specific task for a disabled individual, the ESA is defined as a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability.
Emotional support animals are typically dogs and cats but may include other species of animals. To be […]
Emotional Support Animals are on the rise. Why? Because mental health professionals now realize the many benefits an animal can have on the psychological and physical health of their patients.
What’s an ESA?
An Emotional Support Animal is any animal species that help alleviate specific symptoms a person may be experiencing. These can include anxiety, stress, depression, […]
Guinea pigs can be emotional support animals. In fact, all domestic animals can become emotional support animals, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, mini pigs, birds, etc. You will need an ESA letter for your therapist so that your pet guinea pig can become your emotional support animal.
Ready to make your guinea pig an […]
There was a time (not too long ago) that if you kept an animal in your home, it was there purely as a pet. Today, with psychiatric care on the rise, animals are now serving a different role; comforting people as emotional support animals.
Do you think that you qualify for an emotional support animal? Complete […]
Emotional support animals are granted certain rights under the law. Unfortunately, sometimes the people who rely on these animals are discriminated against and have their rights as an ESA handler violated. Emotional support animals, or ESAs, are more than just pets. They are recommended or prescribed by licensed mental health providers to individuals who suffer […]
Ask any good pet parent if they know their dog loves them and you will most likely get a resounding “yes!”
The canine species is “(wo)man’s best friend” for a reason. All you have to do is click on any social media site or animal-related website to find examples of dogs showing their love for their […]
Service animals play a huge role in our society. From the familiar seeing-eye dog to animals that have been specially trained to provide support for veterans with PTSD, our animal companions have proven their ability to provide invaluable assistance to humans. In addition to the service dogs that are used by countless people with physical […]
While dogs are the most common type of emotional support animal, they certainly aren’t the only option. Just about any type of domesticated animal can provide emotional support to its owner, and as such, will work well as an ESA. Even your favorite floppy-eared friend would make an excellent emotional support pet. Rabbits make perfect […]
ESA Doctors was founded with the mission of helping people seek support and information on emotional support animals when other options are not available. As advancements in internet services continue to grow, there are more and more ESA options online and they may not all have the same noble intentions. Regardless of who you choose to […]