therapy animal

[ ther-uh-pee an-uh-muhl ]

  1. an animal trained to play a role in a physical or emotional therapeutic treatment plan, as a horse helping a rider develop muscle tone or a dog providing cognitive engagement for nursing home residents.

Origin of therapy animal

First recorded in 1990–95

Words Nearby therapy animal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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