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Canine hydrotherapy works due to the properties of water, specifically its:
Buoyancy – water reduces the pressure on your dog’s joints, bones and muscles, allowing your pooch to exercise more easily than they could on land.
Viscosity – water is resistant to movement, so while your dog benefits from the buoyancy of water, this resistance also helps them to strengthen their muscles and improve their fitness.
Hydrostatic pressure – the pressure of water against your dog’s body supports their joints and muscles, helps increase their range of movement and can improve circulation.
Typically, canine hydrotherapy takes place in warm water that’s between 28-32 degrees, which is the optimum temperature to help soothe stiff joints and encourage relaxation.
Using the water treadmill puts minimum stress on your dogs legs and joints and can help your dog by
Improving their general well being
Provides rehabilitation following an injury
Improving muscle tone. fitness and conditioning
Gait retraining & posture
- reducing the weight bearing up to 62 %
Relief of pain, swelling & stiffness
Increased motion in joint
The conditions that can be helped –
Hip or Elbow dysplasia
Cruciate ligament injury
Poor mobility in older dogs
Neurological or spinal conditions