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Is your pool chlorinated?

Yes, the primary sanitation is provided by a low level of chlorine, which is completely safe for your dog and is used to kill any residual bacteria that may be present. Read More

What do you do to ensure safety?

The hydrotherapy pool area we swim in is only 4.5 ft. deep. Any deeper may put both your dog and the therapist at risk. We never force your dog into the pool and for those enthusiastic pups, we don’t allow them to jump off the edge of the pool. We also only allow one dog…

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What can I expect from my dog’s hydrotherapy session?

We value your time, so you can expect that (barring an emergency) your appointment will start on time. You will be present by the pool to watch your dog in the water and cheer him or her on during the session if you’d like. We respect your dog’s feelings about the pool, and therefore will…

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What happens if my dog poops or vomits in the water?

If a dog defecates or vomits in the pool, it contaminates the water making it unsafe to swim. When this happens, we must immediately shut the pool down and contain the damage. The pool must remain closed for 12 to 24 hours or longer depending on the severity of the damage, resulting in loss of…

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What happens if you can’t get my dog in the pool?

We NEVER force your dog in the pool. Instead, we work with you and your dog to gently get your dog into the pool. While we will try during the entire scheduled session, there are no guarantees, because we do not force any dog in. In the unlikely event that we are not able to…

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What if my dog hates or is afraid of the water?

We are specifically trained to work with dogs who have issues with water. We are very patient and will work slowly and gently to get your dog accustomed to the pool. Read More

How do you get dogs in and out of the water, especially if they hate or fear water?

We develop trust by working closely with you and your dog, and then gently, calmly, and lovingly encourage them into the water. We don’t use any mechanical devices (for example, lifts or hoists) to get dogs into or out of the water. These devices frighten your dog. Our method eliminates any fear associated with the…

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How do I get my dog ready for his or her swim session?

If your dog has no bowel control problems, don’t feed him or her for at least 6 hours. If your dog does have bowel control problems, withhold food for at least 8 to 10 hours. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early so you can potty your dog in our backyard prior to your session.

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How many dogs do you swim during each swim session?

Only one dog at a time. We do this for the safety of your dog(s). We do not have dog pool parties, or put dogs who don’t know each other in the pool at the same. To do so is irresponsible and potentially dangerous.

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How many sessions are required before I see an improvement in my dog?

That depends on your dog, the situation, and/or your veterinarian’s recommendation. We may offer advice after assessing your dog, but we will never dictate to you how many sessions your dog will need. The decision is yours alone. Read More