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More and more people are traveling with their pets by plane. Pets are considered by many people to be part of the family. Likewise, it relaxes them to be close to their dog or cat while they feel safer when they travel, eliminating anxiety during the flight. With the Emotional Support Certificate for emotional support dog you can travel on board with your pet.

Emotional support animals are considered necessary for the owner’s mental and psychological health. These types of people need to be accompanied by their pet during plane trips when they have anxiety attacks, panic attacks, various fears, or have a depression disorder. According to the American ESA (Emotional Support Animal), they are «animals that provide therapeutic benefits to their owners through affection and their company.» This is the reason why the Emotional Support Certificate for Pets is your solution for traveling with your emotional support dog.


These pets must have a series of characteristics in terms of their behavior (the pet must not be dangerous to other passengers, it must know how to behave in public, obey simple commands, respond to their call, etc.). These features are very important since, otherwise, they could be a potential danger to the safety of other passengers. For an animal to be recognized as an emotional support animal, it is necessary to obtain a certificate that certifies it. This certificate must be written and signed by a psychologist with the corresponding license number. At Equilibrium Psicólogos we process the certificate for you, if you meet a series of necessary requirements. American legislation says that these pets can travel free of charge with their owners on all public transportation (trains, planes, etc.).

However, it is important to highlight that each airline has its specific conditions such as the size or type of animal. In order to travel with your dog or cat, it is essential to go to a mental health professional so that he or she can assess the therapeutic need of the animal and write a certificate proving that it is an emotional support animal for the owner.

At Equilibrium Psychologists we process it. It is important to know that not all airlines accept certificates. Therefore, we recommend you to check before traveling if the airline accepts it before contacting us to process the emotional support certificate for pets. Once we have verified which company accepts the certificates, at Equilibrium Psychologists we prepare for our patients the certificate of emotional support for their pet in the event that it is demonstrated that the presence of the animal is essential for the mental health of the person, either due to having generalized anxiety, fear of flying, depressive disorder or other psychological problem. 

Features of the emotional support certificate: 

  • First of all, the certificate will be signed by a specialized mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist), accredited by the Official College of Psychologists with the corresponding membership number. 
  • Secondly, the certificate will be valid for two years (except in Europe where its validity will be 1 year). The name of the mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) accredited by the official association of psychologists/doctors must appear on it. 
  • Finally, the certificate will reflect that the passenger has a disability (which limits him in the different areas of his life) related to mental health, according to the DSM-V or ICD-10 diagnostic manual, in addition to stating that the presence of the animal is essential for the passenger’s health during the journey. 

There are many patients who need to be with their pet to cope with their emotional problem. For this reason, psychological treatment is necessary to definitively solve the psychological disorder that the individual presents.

Clinical hypnosis and Mindfulness are very powerful tools to heal these aspects in the person. At Equilibrium Psychologists we can help you, in addition to process the Certificate of Emotional Support that reflects that the pet performs the therapeutic functions and thus can fly with your pet, you can be treated by us and to be healed of the anxiety or fear that you are suffering when your want to take a plane .