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Therapy Animals MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Therapy Animals
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.050.116.859
Unique ID
D000085703
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000085703
Scope Note
Therapy animals visit hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, schools, and other places where people may be facing health challenges or stressors to provide an emotional or mental health benefit by their presence. They may also be used to assist physical and occupational therapists. Therapy animals are generally registered, trained, and screened, but are not covered by laws as are service animals.
Entry Term(s)
Comfort Animals
Emotional Support Animals
Emotional Support Dogs
Pet Therapy Animals
Pet Therapy Dogs
Therapy Dogs
See Also
Animal Assisted Therapy
Public MeSH Note
2021
History Note
2021
Date Established
2021/01/01
Date of Entry
2020/07/07
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Therapy Animals Preferred
Emotional Support Dogs Related
Emotional Support Animals Related
Therapy Dogs Narrower
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