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How do you qualify for a therapy cat?
Last Updated: 17th February, 2020
- Are at least one year old at the time of evaluation, orsixmonths old for rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats.
- Have lived in the owner's home for at least six months, oroneyear for birds.
- Must be reliably house trained.
- Be currently vaccinated against rabies.
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Regarding this, can you have a therapy cat?
It is actually quite easy to qualify your catasan ESA if you suffer from depression, anxiety,panicattacks, or any other mental illnesses. Have acat orget a cat. If you don'thave acat, we suggest contacting your localASPCA or HumaneSociety.
Furthermore, can a cat be a service animal? On a more therapeutic level, they can serve asanemotional support or comfort animal, or theycanvisit hospitals and nursing homes as a therapy pet. Butlegally, acat can't be acknowledged as a serviceanimal.Emotional Support Animals can be a dog,cat,or any other species the therapist deemsappropriate.
Correspondingly, how do you qualify for an emotional support animal?
If you have an emotional disability, youcanlegally qualify for an ESA, short for emotionalsupportanimal. You must be certified as emotionally disabled byapsychologist, therapist, psychiatrist or other duly-licensedand/orcertified mental health professional.
What makes a good therapy cat?
The most important characteristic of a therapycatis its temperament. A good therapy cat must befriendly,patient, confident, gentle, and at ease in allsituations.Therapy cats must enjoy human contact and becontent to bepetted and handled, sometimes clumsily.