So, you want your pet to be an emotional support animal. Well, you’re not alone. There are lots of people who would like to do this and the law is catching up with them. There are many more people who would like to do this but don’t know how to go about it.
Emotional support animals (ESA) have become a big thing in the United States and other countries as well. The way that they are used has changed quite a bit over the years and there are some things that have changed as well.
What is an Emotional Support Animal?
An emotional support animal is different from other kinds of pets in that they do not necessarily need to be house trained or follow certain commands, though they may follow some of these things if they were trained by their owner in advance.
An emotional support animal does not need a permit or any kind of special training for its owners so long as it has been approved by their owner for the use of this kind of pet by going through some type of process called an emotional support animal certification.
The idea behind an emotional support animal is that they help with certain mental health issues. If you have a mental health issue, you may be prescribed medication to help you with it but sometimes this is not enough and that is where an emotional support animal can come in.
These animals are able to provide some comfort and can even be able to decrease the need for the person to take their medication if they are used in conjunction with one another. The biggest advantage of having an emotional support animal is that they can be used by anyone regardless of age or any other factor.
You must go through an examination for your ESA to be certified, which can be done online if you prefer it. By going through several consultations and examinations, the service agency will be able to determine whether you need an emotional support animal or not and whether your pet can be qualified as one.
The process does not take very long at all and it can even be done from home so long as you have access to the internet at home or work.
The online services you can use to do this are Pettable, Certapet, ESA Doctors,etc. There are many of these websites and it is best to look around and see which one is the best for you.
You may wonder how these kinds of pets become certified so quickly when they do not have any formal training or education in this area at all. Well, this is where the service providers come in because they have done their research and found out what types of pets will work for most people.
Also, emotional support animals don’t actually need to be trained extensively, as they are only intended to be an emotional comfort.
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