You may use the services of a therapist or health care provider who works remotely to qualify your pet as an emotional support animal. A properly licensed therapist can help determine whether an ESA is right for you through online services.
How do Emotional Support Animals benefit people with bipolar disorder?
Animals are quick at recognizing emotional changes in human beings. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) provide ease and companionship during times of distress. They can also encourage handlers with bipolar disorder to interact with the outside world, which provides further opportunities to socialize and engage in physical […]
Studies show that Emotional Support Animals can provide a comforting presence to handlers that suffer from a variety of mental health issues. As knowledge regarding the benefits of using ESAs grows, therapists may become more likely to recommend an Emotional Support Animal to patients who suffer from;
AnxietyDepressionPTSDAutismAgoraphobia (fear of being outside of the home)Aerophobia (fear of […]
Common symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A person diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have deficits in brain development and brain activity, which affect the ability to pay attention, sit still, and have self-control. The three main symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and inability to maintain focus. These can impact […]
If you have ever asked this question you are probably uncertain who to turn to for help. You’re interested in an ESA Letter to make your pet your official Emotional Support Animal but find the rules and process to be a bit intimidating and confusing. There are also so many options out there when it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]