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Hydrotherapy

Since 2008 we have been able to provide hydrotherapy in a canine hydrotherapy pool.

Conditions that can benefit from hydrotherapy:

  • Spinal Disc disease
  • Trapped nerves
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (crippling back problems affecting especially Germans Shepherd Dogs and crossbreeds)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia

Hydrotherapy is also very helpful to speed up recovery from broken bones and after other major orthopaedic operations. Hydrotherapy can speed up return to normal mobility by as much as three fold!

The underwater treadmill is a hi-tech piece of equipment, the same that is being used by sports physiotherapists for some of our greatest sports teams, allowing your pet to exercise whilst being supported by the buoyancy of water. The unique benefit of the underwater treadmill is that, unlike swimming, it is the only form of hydrotherapy that actively rehabilitates walking and trotting movements in our patients.

Aerobic exercise is also useful in the battle against obesity and for getting dogs into peak condition prior to the working season. Treatment sessions are only carried out under the directions of a qualified veterinary surgeon and supervision of a qualified veterinary nurse and are claimable as a valid treatment with many Pet health Insurance companies.