American Service Pets Blog
Read the latest news related to pets, ESA, PSA, laws, and tips and tricks for caring for your pets.
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Thousands of people rely on Service Dogs to live independently. For individuals with a disability, their Service Dog is their lifeline. It can be frustrating when others are not well informed regarding How to Behave Around Service Dogs in Public! ASP is here to help.
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Bringing a domestic pet into your family can be rewarding and impactful! Having a pet is also a significant commitment and lifestyle change. Each stage of development with children brings different perspectives and challenges. Let’s look at the top 10 best pets for kids and the most important things to consider about each.
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The holiday season can bring happiness and cheer, but it can also elicit quite opposite emotions. Mental health challenges are prevalent for many in the fall and winter months. Learn to recognize the signs of holiday depression and 5 ways to successfully cope.
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As the holiday seasons approach many people are filled with expectations of festive joyful times with friends and family. Unfortunately, many others struggle with extra anxiety, depression, or loneliness around this time of the year. Research shows that a bit of thankfulness can help lift the spirits and bring a new perspective for all!
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On August 25, 2021, President Biden signed a very necessary law into effect: Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. For several years, veterans support groups have lobbied for these seemingly forgotten heroes to get the extra support they need. It has been a long time coming, but the PAWS act is a very hopeful and necessary beginning.
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What is a Psychiatric Service Dog? Do you qualify for one? How do you get one? If you have any of these questions (and more), this article is for you. ASP explains all you need to know about Psychiatric Service Dogs.
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One positive by-product of the coronavirus pandemic was the drastic rise in pet adoption and fostering. The pandemic proved that man turns to his best friend in a time of loneliness.