An emotional pet is otherwise known as an emotional support animal (ESA) and they are becoming a very popular form of therapeutic treatment for people with emotional disabilities. While they have been around for decades now, it’s only been in recent times where they have started to get more notice and recognition. They are not only being seen by the medical community as an effective form of treatment, but the general public is starting to gradually know about their existence too. These animals are responsible for helping countless Americans improve their quality of life and reduce the symptoms of their disability. If you are interested in getting one, then read on so that you can learn the requirements and process involved. ESA’s can help people in many different ways, to see how an emotional animal could help you visit onlinedogtor.com/emotional/help.
What Are The Requirements To Get an Emotional Pet?
In order to get an emotional pet, you must first have a verifiable emotional disability. This definition is quite broad, and it can include mental and psychological disabilities and also chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. If you have a condition similar to these, then you may be eligible to get a certified emotional support animal.
How Do I Get One?
First you must decide if you think a support animal would be beneficial to you. If you do have a condition as mentioned before or think that you may, then you need to go and see a licensed mental health professional. They will perform an assessment on you and see if getting an ESA would benefit your disability. If they believe it will benefit you and significantly improve at least one of the symptoms of your condition, then they will issue you with a letter of approval. This letter will state that you’re their patient and are currently in their care and they have concluded that an ESA would be of significance to improving your health. Once you have this letter, you can go and get an animal if you don’t have one already.
What Types of Animals Can Be an ESA?
Any type of domesticated animal can be an ESA providing that they don’t have any behavioural or social issues. There are no restrictions on breeds or size for the animal, and they are only judged on their ability to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. They must also be in your complete control at all times and not cause a nuisance. Want more information on dogs and their suitability then click Here.
What Can I Do Next?
As long as you get your companion registered then the possibilities are almost endless. You can go and live with your ESA in a rental property providing you get a separate letter of approval for that, and the landlord or property manager must provide reasonable accommodation for you. They also can’t charge you a pet deposit and there are strict laws in place to prevent discrimination against you and your ESA. Additionally, you can get another separate letter of approval for airline travel, and they will be allowed to fly with you in the United States. They can most likely, provided they are small enough and don’t cause an obstruction, accompany you in the cabin too and sit with you, which is great if you don’t like flying. If you need any assistance with getting an emotional pet, then please feel free to contact us. We have helped countless people get approved, and it’s our specialty.