Kathy has completed her Hydrotherapy Certification training and is ready to get your dog in the pool! We are now accepting appointments for hydrotherapy consultations, hydrotherapy swim sessions and also those just for fun, recreational, learn to swim sessions too!
A type of therapy that uses WATER to help rehabilitate injuries your dog may have as well as to relieve pain associated with these injuries and mobility related conditions. Injuries to cruciate ligaments, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, or dogs who may be paralyzed or have lost a limb.
Using buoyancy, resistance, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure, we are providing weightless physical therapy, removing the added pressure of gravity.
The buoyancy of water reduces the stress on the affected joints as our dog’s try to recover from their injuries and/or conditions.
Our hydrotherapy pool measures 9 feet wide by 17 feet in length and is roughly 42 inches deep. Access to the pool has been designed to accommodate all levels of mobility. A large platform will be at the pool height to allow for the dogs to easily step onto the ramp in the pool that leads to a platform in the water adjusted to the height of the dog to provide stability for mobility issues and security for dogs that are not comfortable with water.
All dogs will wear a life jacket or a harness. This allows the therapist that will be in the pool with your dog to control the dogs movements, and to provide continued reassurance and praise to dogs that are not comfortable in water.
Our pool will be equipped with underwater cameras that will allow you the dog owner to watch your dog’s therapy session, seeing above and below the water! These cameras have the ability to record which allows not only the owner to have a recording of their dog’s therapy sessions but allows the therapist to see your dogs progression and to make any changes to your dog’s therapy sessions according to their individual needs.
So… is Hydrotherapy Beneficial For Your Dog?
There are many added benefits to hydrotherapy even if your dog is not experiencing pain or rehabilitating joints, such as:
- Relief of swelling and stiffness
- Muscle strengthening
- Alleviation of muscle spasms
- Increased range of motion
- Promote blood circulation
- Tissue healing
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Gait modification
- Weight loss
Hydrotherapy Services, Rates & Packages
A detailed explanation of our services and packages are listed below. If you are interested in further information, please make your selection(s) and click on the submit button at the bottom of the page.