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Freckles the dog uses hydrotherapy pool and treadmill to beat lameness

At Clent Hills Pet Fitness & Rehabilitation Centre, we often use both the underwater treadmill and hydrotherapy pool in conjunction with one another to target different things throughout the rehabilitation plan, as we find that a multimodal approach can be particularly beneficial. One case that has proven that is Freckles. Freckles the German short-haired pointer…

Hydrotherapy is for life – Missy’s story

By Harriet Lowe, Hydrotherapist Missy is an Australian Shepherd who has been owned since she was a puppy. She was diagnosed at 18 months old with bilateral hip dysplasia and was told that she would very likely need a hip replacement before the age of 5. Soon after diagnosis Missy started hydrotherapy and has been…

The benefits of physio and hydrotherapy for an arthritic cat

You might think that swimming or anything to do with water, just isn’t for your typical cat. So it might surprise you to learn that some of our regular swimmers at our fitness & rehab centre are indeed of the feline variety! Learn all about brave Liberty, who has taken the hydrotherapy treadmill and pool…

Life-saving blood transfusion for dog diagnosed with IMHA

In October 2017, Sasha the Doberman was a healthy, energetic three-year old dog – the centre of her owners’ world. Then, on 20th October her owners Paul and Jane, noticed she was not her usual self and on Saturday morning she didn’t jump up onto their bed, as she normally would. Growing increasingly concerned Paul…

How corrective surgery transformed this Boston Terrier’s life

This is Dinky, a teeny tiny Boston Terrier who is now full of life, however, this wasn’t always the case. As a young pup, Dinky was suffering from acute breathing difficulties synonymous with his breed’s characteristics – a short skull and flattened face. Although some pups go through life absolutely fine, some can develop a…

Dogs Diesel and Vinnie receive acupuncture therapy for chronic pain

Veterinary Acupuncture is a progressive and beneficial treatment for a range of conditions including arthritis, hip dysplasia, bowel disorders, IVDD – Intervertebral Disc Disease, nerve trauma, skin conditions, behavioural issues and more. Clent Hills Vets can now offer acupuncture to pets alongside their current treatment plan, thanks to Veterinary Acupuncturist, Laura Buckey. Two dogs in particular…

Dogs on diets: Ozzie and Rolo lose 14kg between them

Over the last few months, we’ve been following a few of our fabulous losers, our ‘dogs on diets’. Obesity in dogs is a serious problem that can cause a variety of health issues, however, it’s an issue that can be rectified with the right advice and care. First, we had Busta the black Labrador, who…