All the mental health professionals are in agreement: a dog is great for your mental health, because of coercion. You are forced to take the object of obligation outside, on pain of punishment in the form of nagging and property destruction. The emotional support animal imposes non-consensual socialization in between the bouts of peer pressure to exercise (which is also good for mental health). Also, damn, don’t forget the fucking oxytocin lol.
 Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris) Kis A, Bence M, Lakatos G, Pergel E, Turcsán B, et al. (2014) Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris). PLOS ONE 9(1): e83993. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083993
All that fucking oxytocin, bitch.
He was brought into this world for the only purpose of being my friend, and he is always grateful to be alive. His smile never leaves his face.
There’s a big taboo against putting love on the Rx.