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Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2020
Question: Hey Dr. I have a family member that suffers from depression and anxiety and I heard that having a dog or a service animal would be a good help. How would someone go about getting a service animal ?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Vasudha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Answer in detail below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi mark6salgado,
Thanks for your query.
I have read it & understood your concern.
Anxiety&depression are common concerns these days of bussiness compitition / bussy schedule /lonliness to elders who are all alone&left unloved or uncared for(which is need of happy old life)./ depression out of unemployment in young adults.
And yes, apart from/along with, medical help in form of medication by a nurophysician or few sittings with counsellar for psychotherapy, a pet in house does wonders!..as it fills up the gap of lonliness & love the person needs.
*Pets are available for sell in pet shop in big towns.
In small places ,some people have a personal bussiness to supply such pets as &when they are born.
The known aquantences who have pets( which are expecting puppys)... can be be contacted & booking of a puppy as its born can be done.
If these sources are not available, you can put an advertisement in local news paper about the need of a pet..the concerned people would contact &help you.
*A local veternary doctor can offer exact&useful help
I hope that answers your query.Any follow up query is welcome.
Thanks



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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Vasudha (32 minutes later)
Thank you! I was wondering since they live in an apartment and the only way to be able to get a dog is to have it be registered as a service pet. Is there a certain certificate or license or something we need to be able to get a service pet?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Vasudha (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dog needs ADA certification...details below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi mark6salgado,
Thanks for the follow up query.
Yes, a service dog is essential to help a disabled person.and it needs ADA certification to be a service dog.
(ADA-American-Disabled -Act)
-Dog's age&health&temparament is considered for it.
-Dog needs to be trained to perform tasks to help out the disabled...This can be done by a registered dog trainer/or by yourself.
-Dog needs to pass Public acess test.
-The person who needs service dog needs doctor's certification about the need
- A legal department or veternary department of Government office has to be approached for the ADA certification of a service dog.
I feel that helps you.
Any follow up query is welcome.
Thanks.

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Hey Dr. I Have A Family Member That Suffers From

Brief Answer: Answer in detail below. Detailed Answer: Hi mark6salgado, Thanks for your query. I have read it & understood your concern. Anxiety&depression are common concerns these days of bussiness compitition / bussy schedule /lonliness to elders who are all alone&left unloved or uncared for(which is need of happy old life)./ depression out of unemployment in young adults. And yes, apart from/along with, medical help in form of medication by a nurophysician or few sittings with counsellar for psychotherapy, a pet in house does wonders!..as it fills up the gap of lonliness & love the person needs. *Pets are available for sell in pet shop in big towns. In small places ,some people have a personal bussiness to supply such pets as &when they are born. The known aquantences who have pets( which are expecting puppys)... can be be contacted & booking of a puppy as its born can be done. If these sources are not available, you can put an advertisement in local news paper about the need of a pet..the concerned people would contact &help you. *A local veternary doctor can offer exact&useful help I hope that answers your query.Any follow up query is welcome. Thanks