What is Canine Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the 100% weightless, zero impact treatment of various physical conditions using the therapetuic qualities of warm water. Hydrotherapy opens up the blood vessels near the surface of the skin and relaxes the superficial muscles just under the skin allowing the muscles to work more effeciently.
Hydrotherapy is considered to be a natural anti-inflammatory due to its ability to reduce tissue swelling and aid in the relief of pain and stiffness. Hydrotherapy is very successful in restoring/increasing muscle strength and range of motion.
Will Hydrotherapy help my dog?
The list below contains some of the more common conditions we see for canine hydrotherapy, although there are many other conditions that also benefit from hydrotherapy.
- Pre and post operative conditioning
- Spinal injury
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Cruciate ligament damage
- Circulatory problems
- Stiffness, pain, trouble walking
- Neurological issues
- Soft tissue injuries
- CDRM - chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy
- Overweight dogs
Canine hydrotherapy is also beneficial to dogs who participate in agility, fly ball, hunting, rescue and other canine activities.
We recommend consulting your veterinarian and Paws 'n' Tails Hydrotherapy Pool about any canine hydrotherapy program you are considering for your companion.
Contact us to set up a tour of our facility and take that first step to introducing your canine companion to the many benefits of canine hydrotherapy. We look forward to meeting you and your canine companion!