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Do I Qualify For A Psychiatric Service Animal Quiz

Do I Qualify For A Psychiatric Service Animal Quiz

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO & Founder of Pettable
Published:
September 15, 2021

Many people are curious whether they qualify for a Psychiatric Service Animal (PSA). On top of that, you might wonder if you’re eligible to receive a PSA letter you can share with landlords or others who require these documents to accommodate your PSA companions. To help, we’ve built a quick quiz to give you a start on understanding whether you might qualify.

How Do I Prevent Cats from Eating Kitty Litter?

How Do I Prevent Cats from Eating Kitty Litter?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Do I Choose the Best Antibiotic Cream for Dogs?

How Do I Choose the Best Antibiotic Cream for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Can I Treat Dog Dandruff?

How Can I Treat Dog Dandruff?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What are the Causes of Hiccups in Dogs?

What are the Causes of Hiccups in Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Do I Choose the Best Antihistamine for Dogs?

How Do I Choose the Best Antihistamine for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What Are the Uses of Methocarbamol for Dogs?

What Are the Uses of Methocarbamol for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What Are the Uses of Ranitidine for Dogs?

What Are the Uses of Ranitidine for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Much Exercise does my Dog Need?

How Much Exercise does my Dog Need?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Do I Treat a Tick Bite on a Dog?

How Do I Treat a Tick Bite on a Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What Are the Uses of Cefpodoxime for Dogs?

What Are the Uses of Cefpodoxime for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What Are the Uses of Lysine for Cats?

What Are the Uses of Lysine for Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Do I Choose the Best Cat Grass?

How Do I Choose the Best Cat Grass?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

Why does my Cat Roll in Dirt When It's Hot?

Why does my Cat Roll in Dirt When It's Hot?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

Should I Feed my Dogs and Cats Wet or Dry Food?

Should I Feed my Dogs and Cats Wet or Dry Food?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What are Dog Hives?

What are Dog Hives?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Do I Choose the Best Dog Bandage?

How Do I Choose the Best Dog Bandage?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How can I Keep my Cats from Tracking Litter Around the House?

How can I Keep my Cats from Tracking Litter Around the House?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What is a Dog Stroke?

What is a Dog Stroke?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

How Safe Is Alprazolam for Dogs?

How Safe Is Alprazolam for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

What Plants are Toxic to Dogs?

What Plants are Toxic to Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 6, 2021

Why do Dogs Have Cold, Wet Noses?

Why do Dogs Have Cold, Wet Noses?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

How Do I Use Lactulose for Cats?

How Do I Use Lactulose for Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

How do I Stop my Dog from Chewing Everything?

How do I Stop my Dog from Chewing Everything?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

Should I Declaw my Cat?

Should I Declaw my Cat?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

How do I Bathe a Cat?

How do I Bathe a Cat?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

Why do Dogs Turn Around Three Times Before Lying Down?

Why do Dogs Turn Around Three Times Before Lying Down?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

Why do Some Breeds of Dogs Snuffle and Snort?

Why do Some Breeds of Dogs Snuffle and Snort?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Is Famotidine for Cats?

What Is Famotidine for Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What are Some Common Medical Causes of Aggression in Dogs?

What are Some Common Medical Causes of Aggression in Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Is Loratadine for Dogs?

What Is Loratadine for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Is Famotidine for Dogs?

What Is Famotidine for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Are the Uses of Mirtazapine for Cats?

What Are the Uses of Mirtazapine for Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What are the Different Types of Cat Food?

What are the Different Types of Cat Food?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

How Safe Is Licorice for Dogs?

How Safe Is Licorice for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Are the Pros and Cons of Almonds for Dogs?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Almonds for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Is Buprenorphine for Cats?

What Is Buprenorphine for Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What Are the Effects of Catnip on Dogs?

What Are the Effects of Catnip on Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

Are Jalapenos and Their Stems and Leaves Harmful to Dogs?

Are Jalapenos and Their Stems and Leaves Harmful to Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Why is my Cat Eating Kitty Litter?

Why is my Cat Eating Kitty Litter?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

Why do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Why do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 3, 2021

What is a Therapy Dog?

What is a Therapy Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How Do I Choose the Best Dog Flea Collar?

How Do I Choose the Best Dog Flea Collar?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How Do I Get Rid of Lice on Dogs?

How Do I Get Rid of Lice on Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How do I get Rid of Lice on Cats?

How do I get Rid of Lice on Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How Do I Treat Dog Blisters?

How Do I Treat Dog Blisters?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What Causes Liver Damage in Dogs?

What Causes Liver Damage in Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How do I Care for a Sick Dog?

How do I Care for a Sick Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What Are the Uses of Aloe Vera for Dogs?

What Are the Uses of Aloe Vera for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What are the Signs of Tetanus in Dogs?

What are the Signs of Tetanus in Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What are the Symptoms of Parasites in Dogs?

What are the Symptoms of Parasites in Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What are Common Reasons for Cat Vomiting?

What are Common Reasons for Cat Vomiting?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How do I Treat a Dog Eye Infection?

How do I Treat a Dog Eye Infection?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What Are the Uses of Clindamycin for Dogs?

What Are the Uses of Clindamycin for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What are Some Alternatives to Commercial Pet Food for Cats and Dogs?

What are Some Alternatives to Commercial Pet Food for Cats and Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What Are the Benefits of Using Vitamin E for Dogs?

What Are the Benefits of Using Vitamin E for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

How can I Prevent my Cat from Getting Car Sick?

How can I Prevent my Cat from Getting Car Sick?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What Are the Pros and Cons of Probiotics for Dogs?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Probiotics for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

What Are the Best Sources of Calcium for Dogs?

What Are the Best Sources of Calcium for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

What Are the Dangers of Tea Tree Oil for Cats?

What Are the Dangers of Tea Tree Oil for Cats?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 31, 2021

Emotional Support Dogs for Anxiety

Emotional Support Dogs for Anxiety

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO
Published:
September 14, 2021

If you experience panic attacks or other symptoms of anxiety, an emotional support animal can help. Find out more about emotional support dogs for anxiety.

What Causes Warts on Dogs?

What Causes Warts on Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 30, 2021

How Do I Remove a Tick on a Dog?

How Do I Remove a Tick on a Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 30, 2021

Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Laws Guide

Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Laws Guide

Alvaro Anspach - CEO
Published:
September 14, 2021

Are you wondering what rights you have as the owner of an emotional support animal or psychiatric service dog? Learn more in this comprehensive guide.

How To Get An Emotional Support Animal

How To Get An Emotional Support Animal

Alvaro Anspach
Published:
September 14, 2021

We consulted with mental health and legal experts to craft an in depth guide on everything you need to know in order to get an emotional support animal.

How Do I Prevent Blisters on Dog Paws?

How Do I Prevent Blisters on Dog Paws?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Taking certain preventive measures, such as keeping your dog’s paw pads moisturized, can help prevent blisters on your dog’s pads. For the most part, though, you can prevent blisters on dog paws by keeping your dog from encountering the kinds of circumstances that cause animal blisters. Such circumstances include extremely hot asphalt or concrete and extreme exercise.

How Do I Prevent Dog Wound Licking?

How Do I Prevent Dog Wound Licking?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

In the animal kingdom, it is instinct for many animals to lick their wounds. Dog wound licking is very common, and while it may be instinctive, it can cause problems for the dog. Though there are many myths surrounding the instinctive reasoning behind the licking of wounds, including that a dog’s saliva has antibacterial or healing properties, wound licking can interfere with the healing process and can even cause infection.

How Do I Treat a Scab on a Dog?

How Do I Treat a Scab on a Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Treating a scab on a dog starts with figuring out what led to the injury, such as a scrape or fleas. From there, you typically should trim away extra hair from around the wound and wash the animal with a good pet shampoo. Put on a medicated spray or cream and follow up with cool compresses or cloths to reduce any inflammation.

What Are the Symptoms of a Pregnant Dog?

What Are the Symptoms of a Pregnant Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

Unlike humans, detecting pregnancy in a dog is not as practical as urinating on a stick or confirming a blood test. A veterinarian may be able to diagnose a pregnant dog within a month or so of conception by a physical examination or by x-ray or ultrasound around six weeks gestation, but since the gestation period of a dog is about nine weeks, this offers little to the anxious breeder.

Why Do Cats Climb Trees?

Why Do Cats Climb Trees?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

There are several reasons why cats climb trees, mostly to do with predatory or defensive tactics. Cats, as predators, like to understand their environment well. As they are small animals, their scope of vision is considerably smaller than the outdoor environment of their yards or neighborhoods. Cats often climb trees to get a better view of their surroundings, to help them see any potential dangers or potential prey.

What Are the Dangers of Tea Tree Oil for Dogs?

What Are the Dangers of Tea Tree Oil for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

According to some veterinarians and animal experts, tea tree oil may be toxic for dogs when its ingested or absorbed through the skin. It is also suspected that using tea tree oil for dogs may also cause liver damage. Accidental ingestion of tea tree oil may cause gastrointestinal symptoms in dogs as well. Additionally, there have been reports of dogs suffering from neurological damage from the use of this oil.

Why Do Dogs Pant?

Why Do Dogs Pant?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

Dogs pant to regulate their body temperature. They have fewer sweat glands than humans, and most are located along the base of their feet; because of this, it is difficult for them to lose heat through sweating. By panting, a dog can cool its mouth and tongue, along with blood that is circulated through the head, keeping its body temperature at a safe and normal level.

How Do I Treat Dog Constipation?

How Do I Treat Dog Constipation?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

Problems with water and diet are often causes of dog constipation. Generally dog constipation can be treated by switching to high-fiber dog food or wet dog food and making sure the animal has plenty of water. Sometimes home remedies such as mixing fiber supplements, olive oils or canned pumpkin into a dog's food can help. In some cases, dog owners must take their constipated pets to the vet for treatment.

What Medical Conditions Could Cause My Dog to Walk in Circles?

What Medical Conditions Could Cause My Dog to Walk in Circles?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Although it is normal for puppies to chase their tails and even for fully-grown animals to dash around in wild twists and turns, it is more unusual for a pet to walk in circles. Some dogs will do this prior to settling down to sleep, or before defecating, in which case it may be normal behavior, but if it occurs at other times, or in a dog that has not previously behaved this way, it may be a sign that something is wrong.

What Should I Do for My Constipated Cat?

What Should I Do for My Constipated Cat?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

If you have a constipated cat, he or she will probably show signs of either straining on the litter box, fewer stools, and may often have stools that are small and look very dry. Conditions that may result in a constipated cat are numerous, and some are severe, so a veterinarian should see any constipated cat.

How do I Treat a Dog Stye?

How do I Treat a Dog Stye?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Basic treatment of a dog stye is usually uncomplicated and can be done at home, as it involves simply washing the area and applying warm compresses. Medication sometimes helps, depending on the cause of the problem, and these are available as drops, ointments and oral chews or pills. In some cases, a veterinarian has to remove the stye physically, or he provides a differential diagnosis. Both owners and vets should exercise safety precautions, such as wearing gloves, while providing treatment.

What Is a Normal Temperature for Dogs?

What Is a Normal Temperature for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

The average, normal temperature for dogs usually hangs around 101° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius), but it's normal for it to be one or two degrees higher or lower than this. These animals have ways to regulate body temperature on their own, especially panting, but they can become overheated or too cold due to the environment, infection or disease, age and size. Mild temperature elevations or dips are treatable at home in most cases, but high fevers and more extreme cases of hypothermia usually call for a trip to the vet.

Why do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why do Dogs Eat Grass?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

There is a lot of debate about why dogs eat grass, and ultimately no single answer seems all inclusive. Some animals act like mini lawnmowers, eating grass at every opportunity, and it may be that they simply like the taste or eat it for nutritional reasons. Others dogs eat grass only occasionally, subsequently throwing it up, and this may be a form of self-treatment for upset stomach.

What are Some Reasons Why my Dog is Not Drinking Water?

What are Some Reasons Why my Dog is Not Drinking Water?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

There are a number of possible reasons why a dog might refuse water, including illness, aging, an upsetting experience, or a change in surroundings or water source. There are also a number of tactics and tricks that can be employed to persuade a dog to drink again. If, however, the cause cannot be established, or the dog cannot be persuaded to drink, the animal should be taken to a veterinarian without delay, as dehydration is a serious condition.

What do I do if my Dog is Stung by a Bee?

What do I do if my Dog is Stung by a Bee?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

If your dog is stung by a bee, there are several steps to help reduce the pain, swelling, and risk of complications. When treated promptly, pain and discomfort can often be managed at home without any drastic measures. In order to ensure your dog's safety, assess the symptoms, provide appropriate home care, and seek immediate veterinary care if the condition worsens.

What are the Signs of Pink Eye in Dogs?

What are the Signs of Pink Eye in Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Pink eye is a known and common ailment in humans, but this condition is also a very common problem for dogs. Pink eye in dogs, also known as canine pink eye or dog conjunctivitis, occurs when the conjunctiva, the part of the eye that lines the eyelids and connects to the eyeball, becomes irritated and inflamed. Some of the typical causes of pink eye in dogs include irritation by foreign material, such as pollen or grass, or infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.

What Are the Different Dry Skin Remedies for Dogs?

What Are the Different Dry Skin Remedies for Dogs?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

Dry skin remedies for dogs are available at most pet stores and, for severe cases, through veterinarians. Home remedies often work just as well for pet owners who prefer natural products for their dog. Ingredients contained in the most common remedies for dry skin in dogs include lanolin, vitamin E, oils and other soothing ingredients that prevent itching and heal the skin.

Which Foods are Toxic to Cats and Dogs?

Which Foods are Toxic to Cats and Dogs?

Cat Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
August 18, 2021

As people have become more health conscious, so have they been paying more attention to the health needs of the furry members of the family. To this end many animal lovers have become aware that the majority of commercial pet foods contain unhealthy ingredients and have shifted instead to sharing the refrigerator and cupboards. While natural, fresh food is far healthier than byproducts and preservatives, keep in mind that the foods listed below are known to be toxic to cats and dogs because of the different ways animals metabolize them.

Can I Give Ibuprofen to My Dog for Pain?

Can I Give Ibuprofen to My Dog for Pain?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

Just as it is unwise for one person to share prescription medicine with another, it can also be dangerous to give pain medication intended for humans to animals. In general, giving a dog ibuprofen, or other analgesics, such as aspirin or acetaminophen, is very inadvisable. These substances may sometimes be prescribed by a veterinarian, but in this case, the dose will have been carefully considered, and will be appropriate to the pet.

How Can I Remove Skunk Odor from a Dog?

How Can I Remove Skunk Odor from a Dog?

Dog Care
Susana Bradford
Published:
September 10, 2021

If a skunk sprays your dog, it is important to wash your pet as soon as possible to remove the spray and prevent its transfer to your carpets, bedding, and furniture. Simple soap and water or standard dog shampoo won't neutralize skunk odor. Rinse or wipe as much spray off the dog as you can, then follow up with a commercial skunk odor shampoo or a blend of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap, followed by a standard pet shampoo.

Can Cats Be Emotional Support Animals?

Can Cats Be Emotional Support Animals?

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach
Published:
October 5, 2021

Yes, cats can be emotional support animals. We walk through in detail how to have your furry friend qualify and get certified as an ESA. This is also true of any other pet that helps you with a mental health disability or mental health related challenge. So what are emotional support animals in the first place?

What Is A Psychiatric Service Animal

What Is A Psychiatric Service Animal

Psychiatric Service Animals
Rhiana Holmes - MA, LPC, LAC, & Head of Clinical at Pettable.
Published:
October 5, 2021

Learn what are psychiatric service animals, the benefits of having a psychiatric service animal, and how they are different from emotional support animals. A psychiatric service dog is very similar to an ESA in that they help alleviate symptoms of a person's disability. Psychiatric service dogs and service animals are accepted on all airlines, subject to a few rules and with complete paperwork.

How To Get An ESA Letter

How To Get An ESA Letter

Emotional Support Animals
Rhiana Holmes - MA, LPC, LAC, & Head of Clinical at Pettable.
Published:
October 5, 2021

Read this walkthrough guide before purchasing an ESA letter to make sure you have all your bases covered. We'll go through everything you need to know to get an ESA letter that will work for you and your furry friend.

Do I Qualify For An Emotional Support Animal Quiz

Do I Qualify For An Emotional Support Animal Quiz

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO & Founder of Pettable
Published:
October 5, 2021

Many people are curious whether they qualify for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). On top of that, you might wonder if you’re eligible to receive an ESA letter you can share with landlords or others who require these documents to accommodate your ESA companions. To help, we’ve built a quick quiz to give you a start on understanding whether you might qualify.

How Many Emotional Support Animals Can You Have?

How Many Emotional Support Animals Can You Have?

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO & Founder of Pettable
Published:
October 5, 2021

You can have as many emotional support animals as you need. In this article we cover everything you need to know about having multiple ESA pets. Many people researching Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letters on Pettable ask if they can have more than one emotional support animal and exactly how many ESAs they can have. We turned to one of our highly experienced mental health experts to help you understand the rules and requirements for having more than one ESA.

Which Airlines Allow Emotional Support Animals

Which Airlines Allow Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO & Founder of Pettable
Published:
October 25, 2021

Find out which airlines are still allowing emotional support animals and everything else you need to know about flying with your ESA. We also cover psychiatric service dogs as a great alternative to an ESA, which will let you travel anywhere with your pet.

How To Make Your Dog An Emotional Support Dog

How To Make Your Dog An Emotional Support Dog

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO & Founder of Pettable
Published:
October 5, 2021

We'll walk through everything you need to know in order to make your dog an emotional support dog. This includes the criteria you need to meet to qualify, what makes an ESA letter legitimate, what to look out for when using ESA service, and how our ESA process works at Pettable.

Returning to Work Post-Pandemic: Make the Transition Easier By Bringing Your ESA Dog

Returning to Work Post-Pandemic: Make the Transition Easier By Bringing Your ESA Dog

Emotional Support Animals
Alvaro Anspach - CEO & Founder of Pettable
Published:
September 14, 2021

COVID-19 lockdowns highlighted the benefits of working from home, especially those related to pets. Countless people took advantage of flexible schedules and time at home to adopt a pet during the pandemic. Dogs and cats everywhere enjoyed swapping hours at home alone for walks, treats, and cuddles during Zoom meetings.

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