Author Archives: Rachel Velarde

Certified vs. Trained-Who is Really Swimming Your Dog?

Some of our hydrotherapy clients we've swam and currently swim CERTIFIED Canine Hydrotherapy or Not? The other day, a friend of mine was telling me how a couple years ago she had hired a canine hydrotherapist to work with her dog. Sophie, a beagle mix, was older, had severe arthritis and didn’t want to move…

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Benefits of Tumeric for Your Dog

Why Dog Owners Should Be Giving Their Dog This “Golden Spice” Everyday What if I told you that a little spice (which is probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet) could make a major difference in your dog’s health and lifespan? It may sound unrealistic, but current research shows that it is true! Turmeric (the spice used…

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Natural Solutions to Pet Allergy Symptoms

Why Do Pets Have Allergies? When the warm weather approaches and the trees start to bloom and the grass starts to grow, spring and summer seasons are not too far behind. But with this new season of growth and blooming, too comes the pollen and worsening of allergy symptoms. For those who suffer from seasonal…

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All About Dogs: 50 Fun Facts

Canine Hydrotherapy Orlando, FL | Hydrotherapy for Dogs in Orlando You can lower your blood pressure just by petting your dog!The United States has the highest pet dog population in the world. Approximately 75.8 million in fact.In a study done by scholars at the University of California, it was found that dogs can get jealous if…

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Dog Bloat: Causes, Signs & Symptoms

Have you heard of bloat? If you’ve got a dog at home, this disease is something you should learn about. In humans, bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is pretty harmless. For dogs though, this disease can be extremely dangerous and life threatening. It is important to take the time to educate yourself…

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“Healing Comes in Waves”

Lola's Journey Lola and I My Lola, a beautiful testimony to water’s healing touch. I rescued Lola in 2015 from a puppy mill. She came to me malnourished, with kennel cough, lethargic and overall unhealthy. After a few months and multiple vet visits later, she persevered and came out the other side healthier and happier.…

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Common Dog Phobias & How to Help

Dogs and humans share common ground when it comes to anxiety, fears and phobias. All of these conditions can be miserable experiences and can make us all feel like there’s no way out. Twenty to forty percent of all dogs have some type of anxiety and fear disorder throughout their life, whether it be when…

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How to Help Your Senior Dog Feel Like a Puppy Again

Dogs in their nature will always be young at heart, but we all know the reality of how fast they seem to age and quickly turn from balls of energy to slow moving seniors. We may not always recognize the little things that start to change like the extended duration of their naps or the…

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Signs & Symptoms of Joint Pain in Dogs

S If you’re a dog owner, then you know, there’s nothing as satisfying as the greeting from your perfect pooch after a long day’s work. However, if for some reason your dog doesn’t greet you like they used to, this may be alarming and a red flag. It may not be for the reason of…

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All Dogs Go to Heaven

For pet owners, dealing with the loss of an animal is one of the hardest experiences we will go through in our lifetime. Whether it is our own pet, our family member’s pet or an animal we spent time with at some point in our lives, every emotion is still felt. Since starting Dip’n Dogs…

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