companion animal


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companion animal

a dog, cat, or other pet that provides health benefits to a person. Companion animals may help relieve stress or serve a more active role, as do guide dogs for blind persons and dogs trained to detect telephone or doorbell sounds for deaf persons or seizures in epileptic persons and signal for help.

companion animal

dogs, cats, pleasure horses, birds, mice, guinea pigs and more exotic species kept by humans for company, amusement, psychological support, extrovert display and all of the other functions that humans need to share with animals of other species; companions who will not take emotional or psychological advantage of the person and will, for the most part, stay faithful.
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