There seem to be so many different variations of specialized animals these days and it can make it hard to keep track of which one is classified as what. For example, therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, and service dogs are considered one in the same so
Service dogs are able to help those with diabetes thanks to their heightened sense of smell. But getting a service dog for diabetes can be kind of tricky.
All of us have probably experienced a migraine from time to time, but this doesn’t mean we are capable of obtaining a service dog for it. Those who need the service animal most likely experience these migraines very frequently
Those who suffer from panic attacks could greatly benefit from a psychiatric service animal. These animals are trained to pick up on cues to intervene and help alleviate high stress situations with their owner.
Some individuals with autism will benefit greatly from a service animal while others may be able to proceed in life without one.
Individuals who suffer from seizures can feel at ease with a service animal because they have a second line of defense that has their best interest in mind.
In Hawaii, a service animal is considered any dog that receives extensive training and helps an individual complete work or tasks. Most often those with a service animal have some type of disability
The laws in New York differ in some ways to the American’s with Disabilities Act which serves as the overarching law for America. States are allowed to have their own laws that are either the same, similar or different to the ADA.
Although the majority of service animals are dogs, there is a small proportion that can now be miniature horses. The American’s with Disability Act (2010) revised regulations and allows miniature horses to be individually trained to work and perform tasks
The service animal laws in California define services animals as ‘dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disability’.