You called me, a licensed mental-health professional, asking for a letter certifying your pet as an emotional support animal so you can fly with it uncrated on a plane. I have a secret for you: All pets are emotional support animals. Your dog is no more special than mine, and you should not be trying to use and abuse the absurd regulations that allow pets on planes, so long as you can get a professional willing to collude with you. I have flown and seen pets being imposed on honest passengers. I won't be part of it. Same goes for those of you who try to scam landlords by claiming you need Fluffy or Fido in a pet-free building because you need the emotional support. Your butterfly constitution does not trump the rights of your seatmates or neighbors who did not sign up for your spurious claim.

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