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Discrimination Feature
Education

Managing Service Dog Discrimination

*Estimated Read Time : 8 min 4 sec
One group of people who are accustomed to the injustices of discrimination is the disabled community. The ADA and other organizations have worked tirelessly to help, but Service Dog owners still face harsh realities as society fumbles to interact. Let’s take a closer look at what can be done to manage this major issue.

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Cute cats on pinterest
Emotional Support Animal

Cute Cats on Pinterest (& Why They Are Emotional Service Animals Too)

*Estimated Read Time: 5 min, 30 sec
When it comes to animals on Pinterest, it’s not hard to understand why cute cats tickle our minds and win our hearts. After all, few of us can resist the urge to scroll through pins of cats on Pinterest on a particularly dull Friday afternoon in the office?

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How To Care For Your Dog's Teeth
Education

How To Care For Your Dog’s Teeth

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 12 sec
A big part of keeping your pup healthy is knowing how to care for your dog’s teeth. There is a lot to know about doggy dental care, but don’t fret. Here we break down the most important info to get the job done right.

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Everything You Need to Know About Puppy Bowl XVIII
News

Everything You Need to Know About Puppy Bowl XVIII

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min 17 sec
What time is it? It’s Puppy Bowl time! Never heard of it? Well then, you’re in for a treat. Mark your calendars for one of the year’s biggest upcoming weekends in canine and NFL fandoms alike. Learn everything you need to know about Puppy Bowl XVIII before the event, right here!

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Discussion Board: Should I feel bad about having a legit ESA?
Emotional Support Animal

Reddit Speaks: Should I Feel Bad About Having a Legit ESA?

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min 50 sec
If you’re one of the many pet owners in the US, and your pet is an emotional support animal, then you might be wondering whether you’re right to have one. In fact, so many people aren’t sure about this that there’s a Reddit ESA thread on whether people should feel bad about having a legit ESA or not.

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Disabilities that require service dogs
Psychiatric Service Dog

How To Know If You Qualify For A Service Dog

*Estimated Read Time: 4 min 30 sec
How do you know if you even qualify for a service dog? Read on to learn more about the conditions that qualify for help from a service animal and how you can get one of your own.

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Can You Train Your Own Service Dog?
Psychiatric Service Dog

Can You Train Your Own Service Dog?

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min 17 sec
Service Dogs can be a lifeline for those with physical or mental health limitations. A Service Dog is specifically trained to perform work for an individual with a disability which helps them to regain some freedom without limitations. Traditional Service Dog training can be very costly, but what if there was another way? Can you train your own Service Dog?

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Are Emotional Support Animals Fake?
Education

Are Emotional Support Animals Fake?

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min 22 sec
The topic of Emotional Support Animals is filled with controversy and hesitation. Unfortunately, ESA owners are often dismissed as self-serving pretenders. So are Emotional Support Animals fake? Let’s explore some truths and myths.

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How to Spot a Fake Service Dog
Education

How to Spot a Fake Service Dog

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min 6 sec
Service Dog owners live with an understanding that people are intrigued by their animals. However, because of misconceptions about Service Dogs, owners can be on the receiving end of inappropriate questions and discrimination. Learn how to spot to a fake Service Dog vs a real one.

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5 Mental Health Care Goals for the New Year
Mental Health Awareness

5 Mental Health Care Goals for the New Year

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min 9 sec
With the end of the year approaching, you’re probably thinking about resolutions you want to make. Resolutions, big or small, can often be hard to keep! Let’s look at a new approach… 5 mental health care goals to create positive change!

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