What You Need to Know About Emotional Support Dogs

What You Need to Know About Emotional Support Dogs

Dog owners understand there are many benefits to having them as pets. They are loyal companions that never leave your side and will never judge you. For people with mental health conditions, Emotional support dogs (ESAs) are animals that provide emotional support for people going through difficult times in their life, including those who have depression or anxiety. 

Continue reading to learn more about emotional dogs and finding the right one for you.



The Psychology of Emotional Dogs 

Emotional dogs have a track record of helping people with anxiety and depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, particularly with combat veterans. Although people have an emotional connection to their pets, an emotional support dog i