Category Archives: Canine Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy for Osteoarthritis (DJD) in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs, particularly in seniors and large breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, identifying the problem early and initiating appropriate management can help keep your dog active and improve quality of life. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), is a…

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SI Joint Dysfunction in Dogs

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? Sacroiliac Dysfunction is a term that we use to describe pain in or around the region of a sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Sometimes SI joint dysfunction can be the primary problem for a dog, and sometimes other injuries (cruciate ligament sprain or tear, back strain, Achilles tendon injury, etc.) can result in…

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Hydrotherapy for Spondylosis in Dogs

What is Spondylosis?  It’s a condition that occurs due do progressive disc degeneration. Bone spurs form on the edges of the spinal bones in response to the disc degeneration. This can result in restricted movement or pressure being placed on nerve roots. Most dogs have no symptoms unless restriction occurs, often resulting in pain. Spondylosis…

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Health Risks of “Quarantine15” in Dogs

Have you heard about people experiencing the effect of staying home more and gaining weight called the Quarantine 15? Well, it is happening to our pets too and can lead to serious health consequences. While it may be too soon to know the full impact of social distancing or home quarantine on our waistlines, we…

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Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

"The most common setting where dogs drown is in swimming pools." What a wonderful article posted by the NY TIMES. We are grateful pet owners everywhere are realizing the importance of swimming lessons. It is assumed by many that all dogs instinctively already know how to swim, but unfortunately this is not true. Many dogs…

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Canine Hydrotherapy Options

Underwater treadmills and canine therapy pools are highly effective for conditioning and rehabilitating canine athletes and companions – but only under the guidance of a certified physical therapist! “Almost immediately after my youngest dog, Sirius, had surgery on both of her knees last year, I brought her to see a physical therapist. This certified animal…

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Why Hydrotherapy for Dogs?

Why Canine Hydrotherapy? If your dog suffers a traumatic injury, is diagnosed with a degenerative disease or their joints start to ache from aging-you want to help them.  Warm water healing is increasingly becoming the option of choice for many pet owners. Over the last several years, more veterinarians and pet owners have seen hydrotherapy’s benefits…

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Hydrotherapy for FCE in Dogs

What is FCE in Dogs? Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) is commonly described as spinal ‘stroke’, which is usually diagnosed in absence of any other explanation for symptoms on x-rays, myelogram or MRI scan. FCE is a condition involving necrosis (cell death) of a region of the spinal cord secondary to an obstruction of the blood supply.…

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Top 6 Holistic Therapies for Dogs

“Holistic veterinary care” is one of those buzz phrases that gets tossed around a lot but can be hard to understand. What does it mean to treat your dog holistically? Holistic care can help your dog by using both conventional medicine to treat injury or disease, and alternative (or complementary) treatments to aid the healing process.…

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Arthritis in Dogs: What to Look For

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 not…

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