American Service Pets Blog

Read the latest news related to pets, ESA, PSA, laws, and tips and tricks for caring for your pets. 

12 Easy DIY Dog Halloween Costumes
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12 Easy DIY Dog Costumes for Halloween 2021

Estimated Read Time: 4 min 55 sec
The Halloween holiday is sneaking up for a little boo of enjoyment! Holidays can be such a fun way to include your pets in traditions and memories. For all of our creative readers, here are 12 easy DIY dog costumes that are sure to provide a sweet treat to anyone who lays eyes on them.

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Is pet insurance worth it?
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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Estimated Read Time: 9 min, 32 sec
There’s no way to predict what the future will hold for our families (animal members included). When unforeseen medical tragedies strike, our hearts AND our wallets pay the price. Many factors help determine if pet insurance is the right fit for you.

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet
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How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Estimated Read Time: 8 min, 30 sec
The loss of a beloved companion, even a cat can unearth very strong emotions and intense grief. Pets are a part of our family too. Though the loss of a pet is tough to navigate, there are healthy ways to cope and heal.

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Where is My Service Dog Allowed?
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Where is My Service Dog Allowed?

Estimated Read Time: 8 min, 7 sec
Whether you’re new to the service dog life or just brushing up on your knowledge of policies and protocols, there’s one thing that’s pretty important to know:

Where is my Service Dog allowed?

Public accommodation for service animals is generally not a problem for people with disabilities. However far you decide to roam, it’s helpful to know your rights and be armed with some overall protocols for taking your dog out and about so you can both enjoy your outings more!

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Preparing Your Dog for the 4th of July
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Preparing Your Dog for the 4th of July

Estimated Read Time: 8 min, 41 sec
For many people, nothing is better than chillaxin in the backyard on the 4th of July with good friends and family—including fur babies! Of course, we all want to incorporate the dog in our holiday get-togethers, but doing so should be approached with care and caution. Some festive foods, supplies, and activities can pose potential risks to your canine companion. Preparing your dog for the 4th of July is super important! Keep reading to find out how.

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My Journey with Anxiety and a Pup named Cooper: An Interview with April Ashcrop
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My Journey with Anxiety and a Pup named Cooper: An Interview with April Ashcrop

Estimated Read Time: 14 min
In between sipping on my morning coffee and taking in this incredible scene, I reflect on a conversation I had with a good friend yesterday. We’ve been friends for over ten years, so even on a quick, fun getaway, we still bypass small talk and get right to the good stuff. We got into the topic of anxiety. I live and cope with it regularly but wasn’t aware she had experienced it her whole life. It is incredible how much less lonely knowing someone else understands can make one feel. I was humbled as I listened to her ongoing journey with anxiety.

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How Do I Choose the Right Food for My Dog?
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How Do I Choose the Right Food for My Dog?

Estimated Read Time: 9 min, 20 sec
Many pet owners know what not to feed Fido. Things like chocolate, avocado, and grapes are pretty well-known foods to avoid when considering your canine’s diet. But what should be in your pup’s food? You probably find yourself asking “how do I choose the right food for my dog?” Here’s a guide to help steer you in the right direction and take some of the guesswork out of things.

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Why You Should Never Fake a Service Dog
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Why You Should Never Fake a Service Dog

Estimated Read Time: 6 min, 42 sec
Our company firmly believes in the benefits and even the necessity of Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs. We also believe in following the rules which allow these legalities to actively benefit the disabled. Service Dogs are amazing assets and companions to many. Psychiatric Service Dogs have proven to be tremendously advantageous in managing a wide variety of mental health disabilities. We recommend them, we advocate for them, and we want you to know why you should never fake a Service Dog.

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