Category Archives: Cruciate Ligament Tears

Hydrotherapy for Dogs After TPLO Surgery: A Healing Lifeline

When a dog undergoes TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery, it marks the beginning of a challenging journey to recovery. TPLO surgery is often recommended to treat cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries, which can leave dogs in pain and with limited mobility. One powerful tool that veterinarians often incorporate into post-TPLO recovery plans is hydrotherapy.…

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Dock Diving for Dogs: Unpopular Opinion from a Canine Hydrotherapist

Dock diving, a popular canine sport, involves dogs leaping off a dock into a body of water to showcase their jumping and swimming abilities. While it may seem like an exciting and entertaining activity, it's important to consider whether dock diving is truly beneficial for dogs in the long run. In this blog, we'll explore…

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Canine Hydrotherapy for Degenerative Diseases in Dogs

Degenerative diseases in dogs can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. These conditions can be debilitating for dogs, making it difficult for them to enjoy daily activities or even move around comfortably. Canine hydrotherapy is a form of therapy that has been shown to be highly beneficial for dogs with degenerative diseases. List of Common…

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Canine Hydrotherapy for TPLO in Dogs

Canine hydrotherapy is a type of physical therapy that involves using water to help dogs recover from various conditions or injuries. One of the most common reasons why dogs undergo hydrotherapy is to aid in their recovery from a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. What is TPLO surgery? A TPLO surgery is a common…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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