Category Archives: Canine Hydrotherapy

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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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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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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