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Companion Animal Prescription?

This is probably an off the wall question but I'm asking anyway.

Has anyone received a prescription for a companion animal from their doc or someone that is treating your DDD or Osteo in your back?


  • but it is something to ask your doctors about. I do know someone who has one for his diabetes, so I will ask him if he was required to get a prescription for his.
  • I have heard people getting them for depression so you probably could. There was a case about 5 years ago about a women who's husband had died and was depressed and lonely. He doctor suggested a dog. She had this cute, cute little Chihuahua that she took everywhere. The only problem her condo board had a rule of no pets. She had this dog for 5 years when the wife of the President of the condo board saw her and the board demand she get rid of the dog in 14 days. Someone contacted the press and a lawyer volunteered to take her case for free. Basically the courts stated she could keep the dog because the reasons the condo board came up with (noise smell ect) did not apply, since no one knew she had the dog in your condo for 5 years. However a companion dog is not the same thing as a therapy dog or assist dog both require a certain level of training. Having the doctor state that a dog would help with depression other health reason would probably allow you to have a dog in a apartment that normally does not take dogs. However, there has been a lot of people abusing the system by making or buying a vest stating their dog is a assist dog when their the dog is not just so they can take the dog into places they normally are not allowed. While all states are required to follow federal laws for assist dogs like seeing eye dog the other categories may differ by state.
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