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Features July 2015 Issue

Animal-Assisted Activities Versus Animal Assisted Therapy

Coming under the umbrella of pet therapy, animal visitation can either be Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) for general visitation by a therapy animal or Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), during which animals and their owners/handlers work with a human health service provider or other professional as an adjunct to traditional therapies. AAA is a more spontaneous type of visit without an official plan for the get-together. A client may pet and coo over the dog. Its a

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