Did you know that water hydrotherapy can enhance your mobility, muscle development and overall fitness levels? It is true! Water therapy is not only fast becoming a popular low-impact treatment for many people suffering from mobility and joint problems, but it is also helping to treat many dogs! But what is canine hydrotherapy and how does it benefit your four-legged friend? At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we have answered this common question and highlighted three benefits associated with the popular and effective water treatment known as canine hydrotherapy. We hope you find this article helpful.
What is Canine Hydrotherapy?
Canine hydrotherapy uses water to assist the treatment of dogs that may be experiencing numerous joint ailments or injuries. Many owners turn to canine hydrotherapy to help develop and repair their dog’s muscle tissues if they have had a surgical procedure or sustained an injury.
1. Treatment for a Variety of Ailments
Canine hydrotherapy can help treat a multitude of ailments and issues which can include the following:
- Hip dysplasia
- Torn ligaments
- Back muscle pain
- Spine paralysis
- Posture anomalies
- Spinal issues
- Nerve damage
2. Healing Properties of Water
- Buoyancy: The floating properties of water help to easily support your dog’s body weight without putting any pressure on their joints and help to further improve their joint mobility over time.
- Hydrostatic Compression: This refers to the pressure that any liquid in a constrained space wields, leading to enhanced flexibility and mobility.
- Temperature: Most canine hydrotherapy pools will use warm water as this helps to relax your dog’s muscles and soothes any joint pain that they may be experiencing.
- Resistance: Water resistance can help develop muscle mass and improve the cardio fitness levels of dogs.
3. Improves Canine Wellbeing
Canine hydrotherapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety for many dogs. As mentioned above, the warm water can help to calm your dog and alleviate any joint pain that they may be experiencing. Water has many calming benefits and helps to release feel good endorphins which can restore harmony and balance to your pet’s body and mind.
Do you want to book your dog in to a canine hydrotherapy treatment session?
To book your four-legged friend in for an initial assessment, please reach out to our veterinary physiotherapist, Tom Day, on 01462 742658 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your dog has been booked in by a member of staff, we will keep their information on our system and then deliver a referral form to your vet on your behalf.
We hope you found this article helpful, regarding canine hydrotherapy. If you have any questions regarding our canine hydrotherapy treatment service and would like to book a hydrotherapy session, then please contact a friendly member of our team today.