What is Canine Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy (aqua-therapy) is a therapeutic treatment that involves exercising in a controlled aquatic environment. Warm water is used to allow the animals' muscle to relax. The natural buoyancy of water supports body movement during exercises by reducing weight bearing and relieving stress on the joints. The resistance of the water also serves to provide muscle training.
Who needs hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy offers long-term benefits to the animals' physical health and well-being. It helps to improve muscle strength, flexibility, blood circulation and stamina, making it ideal for postoperative recovery, rehabilitation, weight loss, general fitness and training of the body.
Hydrotherapy is one of the safest treatments for animals with hip or elbow dysplasia, arthritis, cruciate ligament and obesity.