Can a Pet Fish Help with Anxiety

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), human-animal bonds are essential to human health. This bond even applies to aquatic creatures, like fish. After dogs and cats, the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey discovered that fish are the third leading types of pets in American households. It's easy to see why a furry lapdog [...]

By |2021-04-18T03:12:02+00:00April 17th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Can You Have Both an ESA and a Service Animal?

Although service animals have a unique bond with their owners, they might not provide the same closeness as an emotional support animal provides. The deep relationship between an animal and a human can’t be forced, after all. Sometimes, a service animal that is focused on performing tasks may not have the close tie that other [...]

By |2021-04-14T15:48:50+00:00April 9th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals, Service Dogs|0 Comments

10 Best Emotional Support Dog Breeds for Kids with Autism

According to the CDC’s latest data, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of these children, boys are four times more likely to be autistic than girls. Autistic children may experience other conditions related to autism. For instance, 28% of 8-year-olds with autism show self-injurious behaviors. Additionally, about 30–60% of autistic [...]

By |2021-03-31T23:45:52+00:00March 31st, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How to Make Your ESA Into a Psychiatric Service Dog

In the world of assistance animals, emotional support animals (ESA) are frequently mixed up with psychiatric service dogs (PSD). Both ESAs and PSDs are used by their owners to help with similar types of mental and emotional illnesses and learning disabilities. However, that’s generally where the similarities end. There are key differences between them, including [...]

By |2021-03-22T21:24:41+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Service Dogs|0 Comments

Which ESA Speaks My Love Language

Whether or not you realize it, you have your own way of showing and feeling love. There are a total of five "love languages" that most people are grouped into, with each category housing a different style preference for expressing and understanding love and affection. For example, you might feel most loved when someone spends [...]

By |2021-03-13T20:37:19+00:00March 13th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How To Get a Psychiatric Service Dog Letter

A PSD letter is a signed letter from a licensed healthcare professional that helps someone establish whether they have a qualifying disability for purposes of owning a psychiatric service dog. Owners of psychiatric service dogs have special legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and Air Carrier Access Act [...]

By |2021-03-10T19:58:36+00:00March 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Best Birds as Emotional Support Animals

Forget the term "bird-brained," birds are anything but. Birds are intelligent creatures and make great companions. They can be trained to do tricks, respond to their name, and bond with their owners. Besides, birds are the only animals that can reproduce human speech and mimic other sounds. Although they may not be the first animal [...]

By |2021-02-10T15:36:27+00:00February 4th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments
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