Emotional Support Animal Rights – A Legal Perspective

Reading Time: 5 minutesCountless studies across the years have shown that pets provide a wide range of health benefits, both physical and emotional. But when you are renting your living accommodations and you depend on an emotional support animal (ESA), where do your emotional support animal rights end and your landlord’s begin? We’ve put together this

Best Dog Movies Of All Time – CertaPet’s Top 10

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s always tough to pick a good movie to watch at home, because there are so many options.But if you love movies and dogs, chances are you’ll enjoy a good dog flick. Dogs have been featured in films since the dawn of cinema. The best dog movies of all time feature cute pups that the audience can connect with. As they say, dog is

Moving With A Cat- Tips For Owners Planning A Move

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most cats are not big fans of change. They’re also territorial, so imagine how they must feel when they suddenly find themselves in a totally unfamiliar location. Moving is very stressful for humans, so you can certainly understand how unhappy the whole thing makes the family cat. But at some point in their lives, most cats must move

Can My Dog Get The Flu? What Every Dog Owner Needs To Know

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can my dog get the flu? This is a question we hear from dog owners all the time, especially during cold and flu season. First off, dog flu is a real thing, and the illness is spreading in the Midwest. Since 2006, dog influenza has grown in leaps and bounds. It started in animal shelters and quickly spread like wildfire to kennels and

Benefits of Cat Ownership- Can An Emotional Support Cat Help?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cats provide the same love, compassion, and support as any other emotional support animal. Some people who aren’t “cat people” may not understand, but a cat’s love can be just as unconditional as a dog’s. As a mental health professional, I have seen numerous individuals with emotional support cats experience

Dogs For Seniors- How an Emotional Support Dog Can Help

Reading Time: 2 minutes An emotional support dog presents many health benefits to their owners. Contact with a dog can alleviate depression, loneliness, and isolation. For people who’ve lost their spouse, or whose grown children have moved away, a dog can be a great source of friendship and companionship. For these reasons, more and more often dogs are

CertaPet’s Top Pet Memes For The Week

Reading Time: 2 minutesEveryone enjoys a good pet meme. Here at CertaPet, we’ve scanned the internet to bring you our top 10 pet memes of the week.    All product and Company names are Trademarks™ or Registered® trademarks of their respective holders.Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links

Holiday Tips For Pet Owners- A Guide To A Happy Holiday

Reading Time: 2 minutes The holiday season is upon us, and many pet owners plan to include their furry friends in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats,

ESA For Kids- Support Animal Benefits in Children

Reading Time: 2 minutes In full disclosure, CertaPet does not help in the registration process of ESAs for anyone under the age of 18. Still, we would like to inform people of the wonderful benefits of ESA ownership for children. An emotional support animal is a companion animal that a medical professional has determined provides benefit for an individual

ESA Los Angeles- What Owners Need to Know

Reading Time: 2 minutes Los Angeles is a great city for emotional support animals or ESA’s as they’re commonly known. An emotional support animal is a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit to their owner. These animals help with alleviating some symptoms of a disability associated with mental or emotional health. Emotional support

ESA Austin: An Owners Guide To The City

Reading Time: 2 minutes Austin, Texas is one of America’s fastest growing cities. It is a city with multiple parks and animal-friendly businesses. All of this makes Austin a wonderful city for pets, which makes it a great place to have emotional support animals (ESAs). An emotional support animal is an animal that provides a therapeutic benefit to

ESA Denver- A Guide to the Mile High City

Reading Time: 2 minutes Denver is an amazing city for outdoor activities. This makes it a perfect city for having an ESA or emotional support animal. ESA’s can help with a multitude of disabilities from depression to anxiety and even stress. An emotional support animal is an animal (typically a dog or cat) that provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner

ESA Seattle- Emotional Supports Animals in The Emerald City

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Emerald City is a welcoming place for people traveling with dogs and emotional support animals. In many ways, Seattle is among the most dog-friendly cities in America! Multiple areas in Seattle are so pet-friendly that nobody blinks an eye when dogs are in places you rarely find them in other cities. Seattle is like any major city

Traveling with Emotional Support Dog – Tips and Tricks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Traveling with an Emotional Support Dog can make or break a vacation depending on if you plan properly. We at CertaPet wanted to make sure all of our ESA owners have all the ins and outs for what they need to travel with their ESA.  Let’s ensure your vacation goes smooth and is an enjoyable experience for both dog and owner! Take

Companion Dog for Depression – What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is Depression? Depression is defined as a state of low mood and apathy or aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and overall sense of well-being. Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. For some individuals, major depression can result in severe impairments

Companion Dog for Anxiety- How Can They Help?

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time. Many people feel anxiety before a big test,  because of work, or even just making an important life decision. Most people think anxiety is the same thing as just being afraid, but it’s not. Fear is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat.

Emotional Support Cat – Picking the Right Breed

Reading Time: 2 minutes When choosing as an emotional support cat or emotional service animal (ESA) many people wonder, “what cat breed is best for me”? This is a very good question and one that we at certapet have looked into to help people make this choice. Emotional Support Cat- Top Breeds 1. Siamese Siamese cats are known to have their own diverse

Service Dog Certification – Tips for Picking the Right Dog

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Many people have questions regarding Service Dog Certification and what are the steps in getting a dog certified. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires no special certifications for service dogs that are classified as emotional support animals, but some feel more comfortable getting a certificate to show their dog’s

Emotional Support Animal San Francisco – Learn More

Reading Time: 2 minutes No city beats “The City by the Bay” when it comes to caring for their dogs. San Francisco is a city with numerous luxury dog hotels, rooftop dog cocktail parties, a pet cemetery and City Hall even has plans to turn dog droppings into alternative energy in the near future. It may come as a surprise to many, but San