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How Cats Can Be Your Emotional Support Animals

How Cats Can Be Your Emotional Support Animals

    They are moody. They want to be treated like queens. They might throw a tantrum when they are hungry. They might come to annoy you when they need attention and ignore you when you want to play with them. Nonetheless, having the right breed of cats can help you fight stress, lower risks of illnesses […]

    How Dogs Can Help You Cope With Stress

    How Dogs Can Help You Cope With Stress

      Studies have proven the positive effects of having pets on your happiness and overall well-being. Dogs, in particular, prove to be timeless and your ultimate best friends. Research indicates that owning dogs can improve emotional health and help you feel secure. Dogs can bring a significant amount of joy and love when you really need […]

      How Emotional Support Animals Can Help You Get Through College

      How Emotional Support Animals Can Help You Get Through College

        You know how college stress can take a toll on your personal habits, daily activities, and overall lifestyle. Undergraduates face stress from different sources simultaneously, including having to juggle classes with extra-curricular activities for a good resume or having to struggle with demands, poor self-development, everyday hassles, and lack of resilience. These factors tend to […]

        Emotional Support Animals

        What Your Emotional Support Animal Needs

          Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) serve to provide owners with emotional companionship, reduce symptoms of disorders and provide relief. The ESA may be chosen to meet specific needs of the patient. If you are suffering from anxiety disorders, chronic stress, depression, phobias, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder, you qualify for an ESA. You would be issued […]

          Equine-Assisted

          What You Need to Know About Equine-Assisted Therapy

            Equestrian therapy is also known as equine-assisted or horse therapy. This method involves experiential mental health treatment where the patient is treated by interacting with horses. Equine therapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health issues, relieve symptoms of physiological and emotional disorders and can work on people of all ages. […]

            What You Need to Know About Assisted Animal Therapy

              Animal-assisted Therapy (AAT) involves using animals to assist people with emotional and physiological problems. The focus of psychotherapy is to develop a strong bond between patients and animals and to help them recover. Studies show reduced levels of blood pressure among participants and animals once the bond grows. The interactions help patients recover as the […]

              Traveling With Your Emotional Support Animal

              Traveling With Your Emotional Support Animal: What You Need to Know

                Airlines have become friendlier towards letting emotional support animals (ESA) on board. If you have an ESA certification that proves your disability and need for an assistance animal, you would not be charged with fees to take your animal on board. However, you still need to respect the laws of all airlines. Different airlines have […]

                Animal Therapy

                Is Animal Therapy Right for You

                  Studies on therapeutic interventions involving animals have shown that participants reported reduced symptoms of anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and blood pressure. Professionals have incorporated animals in therapy because they are important sources of comfort, companionship, and empowerment. Animals can help us recover from unpleasant life experiences, broken hearts, as well as enable […]

                  Animals Help You Recover From Trauma

                  How Emotional Support Animals Help You Recover From Trauma

                    Life throws numerous challenges at you during different stages. You never know what you may come across as life is a mixed plate. For one, there are moments that bring elated joy and help you live healthier, longer, with greater life satisfaction. However, there are always moments for everyone that could drain your happiness temporarily. Depending […]

                    ESA

                    How Emotional Support Animals Can Help You Get through College

                      You know how college stress can take a toll on your personal habits, daily activities and overall lifestyle. Undergraduates face stress from different sources simultaneously, including having to juggle classes with extra-curricular activities for a good resume, or having to struggle with demands, poor self-development, everyday hassles, and lack of resilience.  These factors tend to […]