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 […]

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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 […]

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How Can Pets Help Veterans with Mental Disorders

History of Animals Assisting Veterans
The use of service dogs for veterans dates back to World War II when a stray  Yorkshire terrier named Smoky got adopted by the community of soldiers and helped accompany doctors and nurses in military hospitals. Smoky is regarded as one of the first therapy dogs to serve American soldiers. The […]

Positive Mental Health Benefits of Owning an Animal

Animals can have a monumental impact on the health and well-being of people, especially those who have health conditions and mental disorders. Studies on how humans and animals interact have shown many positive benefits as well as the negative impact that animals can have on people. While 68% of U.S. households have a pet, how […]

Positive Effects of Emotional Support Animals

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 […]

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Do You Know if Your ESA Letter is Legit?

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 […]

The Air Carrier Access Act for Emotional Support Animals

If you become disabled, your world changes, not only for you physically or mentally but in many other aspects of your day-to-day living. Having an assistance animal may mean the difference between living a decent life and living a life of pain.
Fortunately, government agencies recognize that individuals coping with the challenges of a condition may […]

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The Difference Between the Fair Housing Act and ADA

When you become disabled, the world becomes a very different place. Things that may have once been easy may become more difficult to do. For this reason, laws have been put in place to ensure an individual with a disability is treated fairly.
Two of the commonly known organizations is the Fair Housing Act and the […]

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Do I Have Depression?

We all suffer from the blues from time-to-time, but when those down moods turn into something more, you may be suffering from depression.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 350 million people suffer from this condition worldwide. Depression is also among the leading causes of most mental disabilities.
In this post, we […]

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Emotional Support Dog Owners Live Longer

Want to live longer? Don’t go to the gym! Get a dog!
A Swedish study published in Scientific Reports shows that dog owners have a 20% reduced risk of death and 23% lower risk of cardiovascular death. Another study conducted in England confirms the health benefits of dog ownership, primarily when it comes to physical […]

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