Category Archives: Canine Hydrotherapy

Weight Management for Dogs: How Canine Hydrotherapy Can Help

Does your dog suffer from being overweight or possibly obese?  Statistically, over half of all dogs in America are either overweight or obese, which is very alarming! If you stop to think about it though, it kind of all makes sense. Certain brands in the pet food industry are finally being exposed to show what…

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Orlando Dog Hydrotherapy: Who is Really Swimming Your Dog?

Certified Canine Hydrotherapy or No? 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 around too much. My friend considered hydrotherapy and thought it…

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Canine Water Therapy for Cruciate Ligament Tear

Explaining Cranial and Anterior Tears The knee joint is a type of hinge joint. It is relatively unstable because of the absence of interlocking bones in the joint. It is held together by several ligaments, including the cruciate ligaments, which allow it to move back and forth, but restrict its side-to-side motion. Acute or traumatic…

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Canine Hydrotherapy for Spinal Stenosis and IVDD

Why Hydrotherapy Can Benefit Dogs with Spinal Stenosis and Intervertebral Disk Disease The typical dog owner might be unaware of this, but spinal stenosis and IVDD can affect dogs just as much as they can affect humans. Just as in humans, spinal stenosis/IVDD can cause nerve damage, back pain and sometimes even paralysis. There are…

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Canine Hydrotherapy for Optimum Wellness

Why Hydrotherapy Maintains Optimum Health in Canines Swimming is not only for humans. It is actually proven to be able to enhance and improve the health and life expectancy of your pup as well as yourself. Being in the water can be a fun bonding experience for dogs and their owners/therapists. It is highly advised…

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Canine Hydrotherapy for Degenerative Myelopathy

Water Therapy for Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy Unfortunately, Degenerative Myelopathy is a one-way ticket. This disease progresses from bad to worse and sadly there is no cure. However, there is treatment and ways to ensure your dog’s quality of life and attempt to slow the disease. Water therapy provides optimal treatment and resources beyond any…

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Canine Hydrotherapy Treatment for Dogs with Arthritis

Canine Arthritis: Hydrotherapy Treatment As mentioned in previous blogs, the usage of water for healing a variety of ailments, illnesses and diseases are undeniable. From salt baths to hot springs, the effect warm water has on the physical AND mental system are amazing. When it comes to hydrotherapy and treating arthritis, there are two different…

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Why Hydrotherapy Helps Luxating Patella in Dogs

Luxating Patella in Dogs The medical term “Luxating Patella” can go by a variety of names, such as: “floating kneecap”, “slipped kneecap” or “trick knee”. Basically, what they all mean are a dislocated kneecap. It is most common in smaller dogs such as toy or teacup breeds and it can be very painful and uncomfortable.…

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How Hydrotherapy Works and Why It’s Worth It

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 the dog’s body is fully supported. This means the dog is not fighting any gravity. The buoyancy of water reduces…

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