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  1. Winkle, Melissa Y. OTR/L
  2. Wilder, Anna
  3. Jackson, Liberty Z. MOT, OTR/L


Abstract: Dogs can play an integral role in the recovery of patients through companionship, animal-assisted therapy, and as assistance dogs. This article will define and differentiate these 3 categories and provide resources for home healthcare and hospice clinicians who may want to include dogs in the plan of care for select patients.