Category Archives: Weight Management for Dogs

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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The Importance of a Healthy Weight in Dogs

Why Your Dogs Weight Matters Maintaining a healthy weight is more than just looking good, a “healthy” weight is well…healthier.  Correlations between obesity and other health concerns for dogs and cats are plentiful and include: poor quality & quantity of life, osteoarthritis, Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD), diabetes, urinary disease, effects the lungs and heart, and…

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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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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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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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