Canine hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy for dogs, conducted in a warm water pool or swim-spa. The water is kept at 100-102 degrees Fahrenheit so as to match the normal temperature of a dog’s body. Hydrotherapy is effective in the treatment of many conditions such as:
Joint Injury & Lameness
Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
Physical & Emotional Trauma
Pre & Post Operative Conditioning and Recovery
The benefits of swimming and movement in water are well documented and have been used for centuries.Dogs that are old, obese, or have just had surgery often have difficulty exercising or can cause injuries to themselves due to the weight exerted on their joints during regular walking or land exercise. Canine hydrotherapy offers the perfect solution to get your pup moving freely and feeling better.
THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF CANINE HYDROTHERAPY
Warm water therapy is especially advantageous because it allows for full range of motion, relaxes the muscles, and removes stress and weight from the joints. Because of water's increased resistance to movement, a 10-minute swim is equivalent to about a 10-mile run - thus creating a more efficient environment for exercise and healing.
Water is the basic component of life: it stimulates, relaxes and can have a positive effect on all systems of the body on both the physical and emotional level. From the moment of conception, infants, - or in this case - puppies! -spend their entire gestation period in the warm fluid within their mother's womb. This is an innate time of nurturing and development. The influences at the cellular level of being held in warm water are intensely profound. It is our goal to see that each canine client is able to relax and enjoy the benefits of their hydrotherapy session and leave having experienced comfort, relief and a renewed sense of well-being.
For dogs who love the water, are overweight, or simply looking to increase coordination and range of motion, exercise swims offer a low-impact form of exercise. This service can be added on to boarding or daycare stays or purchased as a package. Exercise swims are designed to allow your dog to have as much fun as possible while building and toning muscle, increasing endurance, and promoting a healthy heart and lungs.