CANINE CONDITIONING AND WEIGHT LOSS
Using multiple disiplines according to your dog's condition.
Is your dog overweight or out of shape? Looking to improve fitness for a more enriched life? With dedication, the right guidance and use of specialised equipment we can develop appropriate exercises to turn your couch potato into an athlete. With a tailored exercise plan, we can help your best friend get fit and shed some weight for a more enriched life.
It is important to recognise your dog’s current fitness level and body score condition. It is easy to feel slightly bias regarding your dog’s weight, but carrying excess weight can result in other associated health concerns.
This may include extra pressure or damage to joints, increased incidence, and earlier onset of arthritis, additional pressure on cardiovascular system and other health related issues.
Whilst we are not nutritionists, and cannot provide specific advice regarding your dog’s nutrition. We can tailor a fitness regime in collaboration with a recommended nutritionist or your veterinarian to get your dog into top shape.
See linked image of how to body score your dog, and how to tell how your dog currently stacks up against the ideal weight. As their owner and dog parent, it should be your priority to ensure you do the best you can for your dog to enrich their life, so they can be with you fitter and hopefully longer.
The safety and wellbeing of the dog is of the highest importance. Before treatment can commence, we will need to assess various factors to ensure there are no contraindications to treatment. As we are not veterinarians, we cannot diagnose conditions, perform surgery or prescribe medications. We will however work alongside your veterinarian, to ensure we provide the right treatment for your dog’s condition.
As part of our assessment prior to starting therapy we may require your dog's full health history and veterinary records, including imagery (x-rays, CT scans, etc.), details of medications and any other supporting documents you can provide.
This will enable us to develop the safest and most effective treatment plan using therapies which complement their veterinary care to help improve your dog's condition.
We will provide advice on best practice for environment and exercise according to your dog’s condition following treatment, with ongoing support as required.
For treatment suitability, please see our FAQ page.
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We have on site doggy daycare for both fit healthy dogs to socialise and exercise with us during the week, and for patients who are in for treatment, that need us to watch them for the day till you can come and collect them after work.
A full assessment (following veterinary diagnosis) allows us to develop an effective and safe rehabilitation plan using multiple modalities including hydrotherapy, massage, RockTape, use of our canine gym and prescribed home exercises.
Hydrotherapy is an aquatic exercise therapy conducted in our specially made canine underwater treadmill. It is suitable for surgery/injury rehabilitation, arthritic or elderly patients, improving strength and fitness, weight management and more.
Used to ease muscle and joint pain, reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, range of motion and circulation, aid in healing from surgery or injury and more. Conducted by a qualified Canine Myofunctional Therapist.
Is your dog out of shape? Looking to improve fitness for a more enriched life? With dedication, the right guidance and use of specialised equipment we can develop appropriate exercises to turn your couch potato into an athlete.
Carrying excess weight can have various detrimental effects on the body, including damage to joints and early onset of arthritis. Talk to us about a tailored exercise plan and to shed some weight for a more enriched life.
Pick up and drop off
We have a pick up and drop off service from home for dogs coming to spend all day with us for daycare, treatments, and dog washing. Pick-ups are conducted mornings before opening, and return home at closing time.
Dog wash, tidy and blow dry
Getting a little stinky? Bring them in for a good hydrobathing, blowdry & brush to get their coat into top shape. We can also clean ears, tidy up beards, knots, dreadlocks and privates as requested.