Traveling with an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) will look a little different in 2021

On December 2, 2020, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced forthcoming changes to its regulations regarding support animals and airline travel. These changes take into account over 15,000 comments registered on their notice of proposed rulemaking, published on February 5, 2020. The new rules are significant and tighten the restrictions for airline travel for … Read more

What Is The Closest Dog to a Wolf?

All dogs descended from wolves. In fact, wolf and dog DNA differ by a mere 0.2 percent. Genetically speaking, domestic dogs are much closer to wolves than even coyotes are. Wolf and coyote DNA differs by four percent. A study called CanMap was conducted by UCLA, Cornell University, and the National Institutes of Health. It … Read more

Tips for Emotional Support Animals and Going to College

Emotional support animals (ESA) are animals that provide calming effects and comfort to help relieve the effects of a person’s disability or mental health condition. ESAs are known to provide support, well-being, aid, and comfort to their owners by providing affection, companionship, and unconditional positive attitude. Emotional support animals are typically dogs and cats, but … Read more

What Are The Best Service Dog Breeds

When looking for a service dog candidate, there are many characteristics to take into consideration. The best service dogs will have a gentle demeanor, be highly intelligent, and be physically healthy and reliable. As service dogs often work in public and varying environments, it is important that they do not have any anxiety disorders or … Read more

What Dog Breeds Get Degenerative Myelopathy?

Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM, is a progressive condition that causes a decline of spinal function over time. It’s most commonly found in dogs eight years and older. It may begin with difficulties in walking, especially in the hind legs. It can rapidly progress to total paralysis of the hindquarters and can also affect the forelimbs. … Read more