Paws 'n' Tails Hydrotherapy Pool is a Black Forest, Colorado based business. We were founded in 2008 by Mike Hasty with the goal to improve the quality of life for all canine companions, young and old. What sets our facility apart from other dog pools in the United States? Simple. We have two accredited canine hydrotherapists working at our facility, Mike and Coni. Canine hydrotherapy is not just putting a life jacket on a dog, putting the dog in the water and watching him/her swim. Canine hydrotherapy is learning about the various injuries dogs incur, knowing how to swim a dog with one of these injuries, what to look for, knowing how long to swim each individual dog, reading the dog's body language and understanding what he/she is presenting to us. Equally important is, knowing the various types of conditions that should not swim in warm water.
Canine hydrotherapy is successful at Paws 'n' Tails Hydrotherapy Pool because it is conducted in a controlled environment by qualified individuals who have studied and worked to become experts in this field. The temperature of the pool is 87 degrees which provides the ideal temperature for your canine companion to work, extend and rehabilitate what ever injury/condition he/she may have. Canine hydrotherapy works because it allows your dog to exercise in a 100% weightless environment which encourages them to extend their range of motion without pain. The difference between swimming in a pool and walking on a underwater treadmill is when your dog is on a treadmill he/she has to keep moving even if they are uncomfortable and they do not get the full benefit from the effect of total weightless/zero impact exercise as your dog would swimming in a pool. In Paws 'n' Tails Hydrotherapy Pool, if your dog is uncomfortable extending a limb they will tighten their extension and may even list to one side. We can see this, make note of it to let your vet know and work with your dog to help them over come this weakness.
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