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Dog Hydrotherapy – Conditions that Benefit

Dog hydrotherapy and swimming is the ideal for dogs young or old. It provides a activity that is not load bearing and avoids all the stresses and strains of that exercising on solid ground can sometimes bring.

Dogs that are suffering from any of the problems listed below can get benefit from supervised swimming activity and controlled dog hydrotherapy. It will aid the strengthening of muscles without risking further injury.

Conditions that will benefit from canine hydrotherapy:Dog Hydrotherapy

  • Spinal injuries & paralysis
  • Post-op muscle regeneration & maintenance
  • Elbow & hip dysplasia
  • Problems with cruciate ligament damage
  • Breaks & strains
  • Arthritis, swelling & stiffness
  • General joint pain
  • Reduced circulation and joint mobility
  • Obesity and weight control issues

In post-operative situations as dog hydrotherapy removes the weight bearing load on the surgery site it will enable gentle rebuilding of wasted muscle, whilst minimising pain and this can greatly increase the speed of recovery after surgery.  Vet approval is always required for post-op treatment or for dogs under a vets supervision.

As dogs become older they can benefit from managed swimming as the soothing effect of the warm water encourages improved mobility in sore, stiff and arthritic joints, and this can also improve circulation. It can also be great for general fitness and for situations where normal exercise is restricted.

For racing and working dogs it can also provide good conditioning for agility.

If you are interested in finding out more about the dog hydrotherapy facilities at Blossoms please contact us.