Hydrotherapy from a qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist.
Hydrotherapy is an aquatic exercise therapy which is suitable to help treat many different conditions.
The aquatic environment and the buoyancy it provides allows dogs who may not be able to bare their entire weight on land, to exercise freely and effectively whilst in water. The alleviation of the pressures of gravity combined with the increased viscocity of water compared to air, makes it an intensive yet safe environment to help maintain and build muscle and allow joints to move more freely.
Our hydrotherapy is conducted in our specially designed canine underwater treadmill (HydroTreadmill Co - Canine2100). This allows us to control the water level, speed, intensity and duration of the treatment.
Having undergone specialised advanced training in the use of underwater treadmills we have obtained expert knowledge of treatment options for many differing conditions. Your dog will be guided and monitored throughout the treatment with a direct hands on approach ensuring the highest level of support and effectiveness of the treatment for the specified condition.
Hydrotherapy can be used for surgery/injury rehabilitation, arthritic or elderly patients, improving strength and fitness, weight management and more.
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 will 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.
- Hip dysplasia
- Spinal injuries
- Elbow dysplasia
- Patellar luxation
- Muscle atrophy
- Weight gain
- Age related mobility
Conditions for hydrotherapy.
Benefits of hydrotherapy.
- Safe and controlled exercise
- Adjustable buoyancy and weight baring
- Muscle strengthening
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Weight loss
- Gait retraining and assessment
- Muscle maintenance
- Lubricate joints and reduce degradation
- Heated water to optimal temperature for muscles and movement
- Improves circulation
- Improve range of motion
- Can reduce pain and inflammation
Dog Day Care
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.
Picked up in air-conditioned comfort, and taken on a group walk in your local park. Experienced walkers, with daily wellness checks conducted with every visit.
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.
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.
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.