Publish Date: May 8th, 2020; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.

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There is a Lot of Online scam going on, and it is very difficult to find a legit ESA doctor online. If you don’t know the differences, you might end up getting scammed, and the issues don’t end up here. If you tried to present the Fake ESA Letter to your accommodation complex or your airline, You might get rejected to access a reasonable accommodation, or you won’t be able to bring your pet on board. If you are living in an accommodation currently with your emotional support animal, you might end up getting notice or paying a fee/security for your Emotional Support Pet. Under such circumstances, you won’t be able to refuse your landowner, and probably will end up paying pet deposits.

Also, Offering illegal documentation to proprietors, transportation providers, or public facilities is a criminal offense. If you offer a Bogus certification, you might get penalties i.e. You may end up spending jail time or paying the fine which varies from state to state, and in some states, it goes up to $1,00,000.

On the contrary, if you have a Legit ESA recommendation from a licensed therapist, you can secure yourself from getting involved in all these problems. You can secure your access to any housing accommodation without getting discriminated, and without paying pet deposits to your landlord. Also, you could fly with your Emotional support pet in almost every airline. If you acquiring a Legit Emotional Support Animal Letter, you will be backed up by the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Rehabilitation Act, Air carrier access act, and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). In this article, we will acknowledge the differences between Fake & Legit ESA certifications and inform you how you can get a Legitimate Emotional Support Animal Letter for your sweet, caring, and furry friend.

Here is What A Legit ESA Travel Letter Looks Like?

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Here is What A Legit ESA Letter for Housing Looks Like?

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Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

RE: Emotional Support Animal Recommendation to Patient Name


(Patient Name) is my patient and has been under my care since July 30, 2019. I am familiar with her history and with the functional limitations imposed by her mental related illness. This person meets the definition of disability under the Air Carrier Access Act (49 U.S.C. 41705 and 14 C.F.R. 382).

Due to this mental disability, this individual has certain limitations related to social interaction and coping with stress. The presence of this animal is necessary for the mental health of her because its presence will mitigate the symptoms she is currently experiencing. To help alleviate the difficulties, and to enhance her ability to live independently, I have prescribed Sarah to obtain an emotional support animal. Please allow Sarah to be accompanied by an Emotional Support Animal in the cabin of Aircraft if this is the case.

I am very much aware of the voluminous professional literature related to the therapeutic benefits of emotional support animals for individuals with mental disabilities, such as those faced by Sarah. Upon request, I will share quotations to relevant studies and would be more than willing to answer any questions that you may have regarding my recommendation that (Patient Name) should have an emotional support animal. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Animal Name/breed: (Dog Name) /Dog (Breed)

Issue Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Expiration Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020


Professional’s Signature

Name of Professional (Doctor/Physician Assistant)

State Medical License: #00000

License Issue Date: October 2018

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

An Emotional Support Animal is an untrained pet designated as a part of the treatment plan by a licensed mental health professional to heal the symptoms of an emotional, psychological, and mental disability of an individual. Emotional Support Animals are privileged by the fair Housing Act, The Rehabiliation act, and the air carrier access act which allows them to live and Travel with their handler without any restrictions.

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What to do?

Try providing her with more stimulation. Buy her more and more exciting toys. Spoil her curiosity. Think of how many toys most children receive to stimulate their interest. Maybe Maybelle doesn’t need that many toys, but maybe close to it.

And try getting up off your but and taking her for a long walk once a day — and not just around the block! Nothing stimulates your dog’s curiosity like a pleasant, brisk, and refreshing walk. Try changing up your route, too. How boring to walk the same path every day.

What Should as Emotional Support Animal Letter Must Include

An ESA Letter Sample should always be written on the physician’s professional letterhead. A Letter that includes the name of a website or isn’t on letterhead is considered as a bogus certification, and they aren’t accepted by both housing complexes and travel companies. The Information on an Emotional Support Animal Letter Must Include:

  1. Date of Issue & Expiration.
  2. Name of the Patient to whom the letter Concerns.
  3. Doctor’s Confirmation that the patient is under their care for a specific mental or emotional disability.
  4. Laws under which the patient meets the definition of disability.
  5. Role of Emotional Support Animal in Patient’s Treatment.
  6. Brief Details of Pet to be designated as an Emotional Support Animal i.e. Name, Breed, etc.
  7. The name & signature of the licensed mental health professional (LMHP).
  8. The name of the practice.
  9. Phone number of the practice.
  10. The type of medical license.
  11. Date when the medical license was issued.
  12. The state of the physician’s jurisdiction.

Am I Eligible to Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter?

A mental or emotional disability that is acting as a barrier to your life activities can help you to get for an emotional support animal letter from licensed mental health. A patient undergoing one or more of the mental or emotional disability listed below could qualify for an emotional support animal.

  • Stress, Depression or Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Any other Psychiatric condition
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So you open the patio door for Maybelle to rush out. But she doesn’t. She holds back, continuing to bark. Finally, you get her outside for some peace.

It is while you are washing up carrots for dinner that you look out the kitchen window, just in time to see Maybelle eating her poop!

Could this have been avoided?

Possibly. If Maybelle’s behavior is like many other dogs, then she is eating her poops out of a deep-seated desire for attention. Would it have taken too much from you to put down your bags the moment you crossed the threshold to your home and given Maybelle some of that loving she craves so much?

A dog’s greatest desire is to love their master AND to get love from their master. Since you did not provide the love and attention she needed when you came home, she is now almost “acting out” (if we were to ascribe human psychological readings to dogs, that is, which I am loath to do).

What to do?

Give her the love and attention she both needs and deserves.

When you decided to own a dog, you accepted the responsibility to care for her — fully, including providing her with all the love and attention she needs. Now, some dogs are indeed quite needy, and the more you give, it never seems to be enough. But most dogs are more well-adjusted than that. But you probably are not providing enough of that needed attention.

So step up on the belly rubs. Show your dog you love her dearly and that she is the apple of your eye. This might go a long way for changing the behavior.

Abuse Avoidance

Okay. Let’s talk about a hard truth now.

Many, many, many dogs are cruelly beaten for behavioral infractions. I hate to admit it, and I hate to think about it, and I REALLY hate to imagine it happening — but it happens more than we realize. And sometimes it’s not even abused through beatings. Sometimes repeatedly screaming at a dog can cause lasting damage to their psyche. When this abuse happens rather than teaching the dog right from wrong, it shows the dog to fear their master (or whoever is abusing her).

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This, in turn, leads to the dog engaging in behaviors that are either designed to retaliate in however they can, or avoidance techniques.

Eating her own poop might fall into this scenario. If Maybelle is so frightened from being repeatedly beaten every time she made an accident in the house, she may then decide that it is safer for her not to leave any evidence around of her normal bodily functions, like pooping. So instead of getting beaten again (even if she now only goes outside to do her stuff), she chooses to consume her every poop.

Hey if it would keep me from being beaten by my step-father again, then I might eat it, too. Or I can at least see the logic.

What to do?

Don’t beat your dog!!!

It’s as simple as that. Don’t give your dog any reason to fear you.

Dogs are our best friends for many reasons. One of them is the unconditional love they give. Well, give that same quality back. That’s what she desires, needs, and deserves.

Check Her Diet

Some believe a dog eats her poop because she lacks something in her nutrition. In other words, she is performing this behavior to bulk up on her vitamin B12 or some such thing.

What to do?

Quit feeding her those cheap brands of dog food that you buy at Wal-Mart and the corner store. Instead, quit smoking (or some other such habit) and use your saved cash to buy your loving companion some high-quality food from an actual pet store. This should help fix the problem if some directional deficiency causes it.

Preventing Predators

One last reason your Maybelle might be eating poop is to keep the area from smelling too much. The reason for this is to keep predators away. Predators are often lured by the smell of animal waste, like urine and feces. A dog will eat up the available poops to keep it safe for the whole pack. For example, Your toilet breaks and won’t flush. You know you can flush it with a pail of water, so you leave your waste behind, floating in a disgusting array of yesterday’s food choices.

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So you walk out to the garage to get a pail, and upon your return you find Maybelle with her head stuffed deep into the toilet bowl, eating away your poop!

Yes, yes, I know it is highly disgusting. But this is a perfect example of how a dog will eat feces to keep the entire pack safe.

What to do?

Flush your toilet. If, for some reason you cannot, then leave the lid of the toilet seat down if you walk away. Or close the bathroom door tightly. And put some books on top of the toilet seat to weigh it down because dogs are notoriously adept at lifting these lids.

In Conclusion

Dogs eat poop for multiple reasons. It isn’t always easy to disentangle the multiplicity of the idea that dogs do what they do. But with enough diligence and love and affection, you may be able to change your dog’s nasty habit. Good luck.

About Post Author

Darren M. Jorgensen has a fondness for all animals, though dogs especially, have a huge home in his heart. He enjoys quilting, making handcrafted soap and bodyworks and anything that produces practical products. Jorgensen lives with his own service dog who doubles as an Emotional Support Animal. He gets it.

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