Canine Hydrotherapy is an intensive form of exercise carried out in a calm, controlled, virtually non-weight bearing environment using the properties of water, which makes it less painful and more comfortable than land-based exercise.
By utilising the properties of water, canine hydrotherapy together with veterinary treatment can increase the range of movement in limbs in dogs. The warm water increases circulation which in turn reduces pain, inflammation and stiffness in joints.
When a dog has suffered an injury or had an operation, muscle atrophy (wastage) can start as soon as 3 days of the dog being immobile. Canine Hydrotherapy helps re-build muscle to support joints.
During swimming, a dog’s endorphins are released aiding in the control of pain and helping relieve any tension. Therefore, the amount of exercise needed in the water is less than on land.
Canine Hydrotherapy benefits lame, arthritic, injured or over-weight dogs, as well as helping pre and post-operative clients and is also a good form of maintenance for agility and performance dogs.
There are many causes for the problems that occur in dogs such as:
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