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Hydrotherapy for Dogs: A Growing Trend in Canine Physical Therapy

Thank you AKC.org for sharing this information and spreading awareness about Hydrotherapy for Dogs! "Humans have known for millennia about the healing properties of water for injuries and aching joints. But it’s only recently that dogs have begun to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy. Is it simply another pet health craze, or does it work?…

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Beat the Heat: Paw Protection

As the middle of the Summer approaches Central Florida, the heat starts to rise even more and so does the temperature on the ground. Many dog owners and dog walkers enjoy walks with their dogs and have even incorporated it into their everyday routine. But, many of them fall short in remembering an important detail:…

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Canine Massage: How to for Dog Owners

Help your dog stay fit and flexible with these massage and stretch techniques For many of our dogs, especially as they age, joint degeneration, muscle atrophy, loss of flexibility and subsequent pain are all too common. Considering that conventional options for treating a dog's pain and arthritis are limited (typically, prescription drugs and/or surgery), it…

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Why Hydrotherapy Can Change Your Dog’s Life for the Better

Not long ago, new client of ours came to us interested in hydrotherapy for her dog. Her 14 year old senior dog was beginning to slow down quite a bit. He was having trouble getting up from lying down and unable to go up steps anymore. He is a Golden Retriever with extra weight, which…

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Pre & Post-Op Hydrotherapy

Post-Op Therapy  Post-operative patients are the most obvious rehabilitation candidates. However, in our professional opinion, pre-op patients are considered to be just as important. Just like with humans, dogs need more than just rest to fully recover from orthopedic procedures/surgeries. Surgeons have actually discovered that four to six weeks of strict cage rest after surgery…

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The Importance of a Healthy Weight in Dogs

Why Your Dogs Weight Matters Maintaining a healthy weight is more than just looking good, a “healthy” weight is well…healthier.  Correlations between obesity and other health concerns for dogs and cats are plentiful and include: poor quality & quantity of life, osteoarthritis, Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD), diabetes, urinary disease, effects the lungs and heart, and…

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What is Canine Hydrotherapy?

Canine Hydrotherapy |Orlando, FL What is Hydrotherapy for Dogs? Hydrotherapy for dogs simply put, is the usage of water for the treatment of injury or illness to dogs. Water makes the body float, so when submerged, the weight of a dog’s body is fully supported. This means the dog is not fighting any gravity. The…

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You & Your Dog’s Relationship with a Hydrotherapist

Your Healthcare Team Your healthcare team should comprise of at least your veterinarian and your hydrotherapist, and can include additional professionals such as vet rehab therapist, nurses, vet technicians and a nutritionist. You may also include a trainer! A good vet and hydrotherapist are crucial members, they will work together to make sure that the…

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Dog Differences: Service, Therapy & Emotional Support

Are you using the terms service dog, therapy dog and emotional support dog interchangeably? Did you know there’s a difference between these three types of dogs? To help clarify, we’ve written this article to explain where you may see a certain type of dog and when someone may need one. What’s The Difference Between Service, Therapy &…

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Vestibular Disease in Dogs

What is Vestibular Disease? We understand a ‘stroke’ from human medicine as a sudden hemorrhage or blood clot to an area of the brain that can lead to weakness, paralysis, potential loss of speech and cognitive functions and potentially, death.   While it is not impossible for dogs to develop bleeding problems in the brain, the…

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