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Hydrotherapy

Canine hydrotherapy is the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical wellbeing, ideal for dogs of all ages.

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Benefits of hydrotherapy

Water-based exercise can be helpful in a variety of ways. Swimming or walking on a treadmill in warm water supports the body and movement, and provides many therapeutic benefits including relaxation. Speed and technique are controlled by the hydrotherapist depending on your pet’s needs.

Hydrotherapy can help your pet by enhancing range of movement and flexibility, strengthening muscles, building stamina and promoting wellbeing.

Water amplifies exercise benefits due to the added resistance, making it ideal for pets on a weight-loss or fitness programme.

 

Hydrotherapy can also be used for wellbeing & fun

Fitness & conditioning

Swimming is a non-weight bearing, all-over-body exercise, and a great way to get fit and improve body condition. We can also tailor in/out of water fitness & core strength exercise programmes to assist the canine athlete reach their potential.

Swimming can also help to tone and trim fat, ideal for show and agility dogs too.

Fun swims

Just because swimming is fun!

Weight loss

Swimming is an excellent way for overweight dogs to shed those extra pounds.

Introduce your puppy to water

Introducing your puppy to water can really enhance their socialisation.

Water confidence

Our Centre offers a safe environment for dogs of all ages to practice their swimming capabilities.

Water Babies & OAPs

Water provides a great way to exercise young large/giant breed dogs and senior/geriatric pets whose joints are vulnerable to excessive land-based exercise.

Arthritis Management

Hydrotherapy is ideal for managing arthritis as the warm water will support your pet and provide a therapeutic experience, whilst giving them an all-over body workout.

FAQ's

Can I swim with my dog?

Unfortunately we are not able to offer client swims due to insurance purposes. All our hydrotherapists are highly trained so that they can offer a safe experience for your pet. You’re welcome to watch your pet from the handy viewing platform.

Can my dog use toys in the pool?

We use toys in the pool for motivation but we do not allow pets to retrieve them as this can lead to secondary drowning.

Can any type of pet use the pool?

Typically, hydrotherapy is used for dogs, but if you have another species that likes water and is recommended hydrotherapy by a vet, we would be happy to work with them.

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