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Ask The Veterinarian: What Defines An Emotional Support Animal?

Dr. Lori Teller from Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your questions on the health of your beloved dogs and cats.

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Airlines are tightening restrictions on flying with emotional support animals, in part due to a couple of high-profile incidents with passengers attempting to take animals like pigs and even a peacock on board. United Airlines and Delta, in particular, are cracking down on that “emotional support” classification.

So what’s the difference between an emotional support animal and a service animal, and how far is too far to accommodate emotional support animals?

Dr. Lori Teller from Meyerland Animal Clinic joins Houston Matters to discuss those issues and to answer your questions about the health of your dogs and cats.