Just like with us humans, low impact hydrotherapy is essential for rehabilitation from injury and treatment for mobility related conditions with dogs.
Exercising in a non weight bearing environment allows the animal to relieve pressure on sensitive joints or injured tissues, reducing pain and encouraging a better range of movement.
Actually, canine hydrotherapy is rapidly becoming the preferred treatment for mobility issues, age related conditions and post surgical rehabilitation around the world.
Hydrotherapy at The Pawsh Dog Wellness Centre is practiced under direct veterinary supervision. We work to aid in post-surgery rehabilitation or for conservative management of conditions including: Arthritis, Cruciate ligament rupture, Degenerative myelopathy (DM), Elbow dysplasia, Hip dysplasia, age related mobility problems, Obesity control, Patella luxation, Spinal injuries including fractures and disk ruptures, and Spondylosis.
Aquatic fitness is one of the best ways to exercise and tire out your dog. Swimming works every muscle group and works their joints with no impact and does so with the benefit of warm water. Unlike swimming in a cold lake or pond, swimming in warm water helps to prmote good cardiovascular blood flow to sensitive tissues, which is crucial for healing, but also for building lean muscle.
*Hydrotherapy requires consultation and veterinary supervision
All services (fitness and theraputic) require a signed Veterinary Consent Form stating that the dog is fit to partake in aquatic activities, as well as a signed Client Consent Form.