Hydrotherapy is gentle exercise in water heated between 28 and 32 degrees C, with a skilled qualified therapist. As water is used it provides stress free support to muscles and joints yet it is more intensive exercise than in air.
You can request hydrotherapy for your own dog for general fitness and wellbeing, weight loss or rehabilitation following an injury or post-surgery or physiotherapy and we will obtain a referral form from your vet requesting a clinical record and details of all medication.
A dog will lose muscle 3 days post-operative. It is therefore good to treat dogs’ pre-op to build muscle as post op will mean that it will be at least 5-10 days before they will be able to do hydrotherapy and therefore recovery could be much slower.
Pet insurers now recognise hydrotherapy as a complimentary therapy and therefore the cost of initial treatment is covered by most good policies.