Canine Hydrotherapy for Health
Benefits of Hydrotherapy Swimming by itself is beneficial for most dogs! It can improve their heart and circulatory health, as well as many other things. It is also a great aerobic exercise, providing very low impact to the joints and bones, causing no pain or damage overtime. And for a lot of dogs, it’s also…Read More
The Power of Prevention for Orthopedic Injuries in Dogs
Human and animal athletes have more in common than you might think, including a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and problems. In both human and veterinary medicine, we are learning more and more about preventing this kind of trouble. There are also several new and effective options for treating orthopedic injuries in pets. Pounds of…Read More
Hydrotherapy for Sprains, Strains & Tears in Dogs
Our four-legged friends stand on their toes, ankles in the air, knees forward. Imagine doing that all day and you’ll have a better idea of the weight and stress your dog puts on his muscles and joints. It takes lots of energy, strength, and flexibility to chase squirrels, scratch behind ears, wrestle with playmates, jump on beds, and leap…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More