I was wondering if any doctors would recommend an MS patient to register their dog as an emotional support animal or therapy animal. Due to my anxiety and occasional pain, my dog always seems to calm me and sense if I'm uneasy at any time. If so, is there a website that is reputable so I may register my dog so I can take him with me whenever I go out in public.
I would go to the United States Service Dog Registry page and read up on this topic. I don’t think it costs anything to register a pet as a service animal but you will still need to abide by local laws and regulations.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego