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We all face the usual challenges of everyday life, but many also face difficulties that fall outside the norm. There are some mental health disabilities in this category, and one of them is PTSD. There are different treatment options for this condition but individuals have been wondering, can Service Dogs help with PTSD? Read more to find out!
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Summer is right around the corner. If you’re like me, I’m sure you’re already counting down the days and planning your “fun in the sun” bucket list. Many dog owners take their pup (I mean, furry child) everywhere, literally, everywhere. Venturing out into the heat on summer days is slightly different from other seasons, so fur parents have to remember to stay prepared! We have put together a nice list of summer safety tips for dog owners to help.
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If you love to or simply need to travel, you may be wondering how to make this possible without leaving behind your companion. We know that Service Dogs have housing and air travel rights, but are Service Dogs allowed in Hotels?
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Since the dawn of time, animals have been documented as being companions of humankind. They just have this innate, intangible quality about them that draws us near and makes us feel good. This seems to be especially true when it comes to a child’s connection with animals. Many people are familiar with Service Animals that can provide tremendous benefits for a child with disabilities or medical conditions like blindness, epilepsy, or hearing impairments. But for those dealing with more invisible mental health disabilities, would my child benefit from an Emotional Support Animal?
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If you are considering training a Service Dog to help with your mental health disability, there are some key details you will need to work out. Perhaps one of the most pressing is that of which breed will best serve your mental health needs. There are four specific breeds, known as the “Fab Four,” that hold the best Service Dog compatibility title. These breeds are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Standard Poodles, and Collies. What makes them the best Psychiatric Service Dog breeds?
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Dog owners have already experienced that loving a pet is extremely beneficial to mental health. Similarly raising plants has been known to reduce stress and promote calm, relaxation, and feelings of wellness. Therefore it’s no surprise that pet and plant ownership often go hand in hand. But some plants can be harmful and even fatal to your sweet pup. Before you bring plant babies home to meet your furry baby, read our top 10 toxic plants to avoid if you are a dog owner.
*Estimated Read Time: 7 min, 25 sec. If you’ve got a new canine companion, there are some important things you should know about how to achieve that longed-for BFF status. Before you buy colored string to make matching friendship bracelets, you may want to take note of these tried and true methods to get your dog to trust. Once you’ve earned his trust, the love and respect will follow close behind.
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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.
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Good communication and mutual understanding are the backbones of any successful relationship, but how the heck do you build a long-lasting and healthy relationship with your dog? While we can’t listen to their thoughts, you should be able to start answering “what is my dog feeling?” by paying attention to his body language.
*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 8 sec. Everyone experiences stress. It is a normal part of life. In the proper context, a little pressure can actually be quite beneficial and motivating! Unfortunately, the kind of changes that cause stress most often aren’t as helpful. One of the most talked-about 2020 (and now 2021) stress management tools has been pet ownership.