Category Archives: Water Therapy Benefits for Dogs

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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Vestibular Disease in Dogs

What is Vestibular Disease? We understand a ‘stroke’ from human medicine as a sudden hemorrhage or blood clot to an area of the brain that can lead to weakness, paralysis, potential loss of speech and cognitive functions and potentially, death.   While it is not impossible for dogs to develop bleeding problems in the brain, the…

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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…

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“Healing Comes in Waves”

Lola's Journey Lola and I My Lola, a beautiful testimony to water’s healing touch. I rescued Lola in 2015 from a puppy mill. She came to me malnourished, with kennel cough, lethargic and overall unhealthy. After a few months and multiple vet visits later, she persevered and came out the other side healthier and happier.…

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How to Help Your Senior Dog Feel Like a Puppy Again

Dogs in their nature will always be young at heart, but we all know the reality of how fast they seem to age and quickly turn from balls of energy to slow moving seniors. We may not always recognize the little things that start to change like the extended duration of their naps or the…

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How To Be Proactive with Your Dog’s Health | Canine Hydrotherapy Orlando

How 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 10 year old senior dog was beginning to slow down quite a bit . She was having trouble getting up from lying down and unable to go up…

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Holistic Options for Anxious Dogs and How Canine Hydrotherapy Can Help

What is Anxiety in Dogs? In today’s society, anxiety is a common epidemic found in people, but now we are also seeing it first hand in our pets. It is a disorder that many pet owners, as well as their pets, face during all times of the year. It is important to determine why your…

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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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