Two miniature ponies, a goat and a rabbit were among the latest visitors to Aaron Court Care Home, on Princes Road.
The four-legged farm animals were brought to the home by pet therapy company Doolittles Animal Therapy.
The residents were given the opportunity to stroke, cuddle and talk to the animals during the session.
One resident, Mavis Shaw, was brought to tears upon seeing the goat and repeatedly said “thank you” to the company’s expert handlers.
She said: “You only have to watch the residents with the animals to see how beneficial these sorts of therapy session are.
“Particularly for those with dementia, as it can bring back fond memories, which has a positive impact on stress and anxiety.
“Everyone was very excited when the animals got here and the smiles on the residents’ faces said it all. It’s not every day ponies and a goat visit a care home.”