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Pets as Depression Therapy


Best friends see you through thick and thin, right? Well then, see how your pet can help you manage your depression.

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8:51AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Therapy Dog is the incorrect terminology. Everyone on this list, please go to http://www.petsincondos.org/ESA.htm to get the correct definitions of different types of assistance animals. Therapy dogs are trained to work with strangers in institutional settings. For personal therapy, you need either a service animal that is trained to do a specific task or an emotional support animal.

Leslie please look in the legal information section of http://www.petsincondos.org for sample Dr's letters. Contact us at info@petsincondos.org for personal assistance.

7:23AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

I am trying to find a Doctor right now who will prescribe a Therapy Dog for me. emotional Support Animal, I believe they are called. That way the Landlords cannot say no to yoou- it would be discrimination andd against ammended housing laws. If anyne can help me with this, please let me know (I am in Virginia- Westmorland County 22443) Thanks..

11:07AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

No surprise here, sharing!

7:58AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Pets, are our therapy. We can give them unconditional love as well.

4:59AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

12:28AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

I COULDNT AGREE MORE!!!! brilliant vid!

12:54PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Animals provide pure LOVE. I would love to start up a pet therapy charity. As a mental health community nurse, I have observed that those who have animal companions recover far more quickly than those who do not.

10:09AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

6:55AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Pets are the best medicne, They are not made by Big Phrama. The give love 24/7 spell dog backwards you have GOD

11:06AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Oh, yeah. I've dealt with clinical depression for much of my life. I am beyond grateful to my friend who "lends" me her little guy for my exercise walks and for playtime and cuddling. Though it would overwhelm me to own a pet (and would blow away my landlord) spending this time is incomparable! And he is a rescue dog whom, we agree, has rescued each of us right back.

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