So Much More Than Doggy Paddle

So Much More Than Doggy Paddle

Published at 9:55am 18th January 2017. (Updated at 10:28am 18th January 2017)

Brought to you by Black Dog Hydrotherapy

If you have a pet, you've probably had the experience of the occasional trip to the vets. But if your dog is unfortunate to suffer a long term injury, or experiences degenerative pain in old age, the trips to the vets are likely to be a bit more frequent (and a bit more expensive!) than normal. Black Dog Hydrotherapyhelps a huge variety of dogs with therapeutic swim sessions in either their swimming pool or their new treadmill. We met Dora the dalmation and Louis the husky cross who had both seen huge improvements from the treatments. Have a listen to when we met them here:

Some of the conditions that can be treated with canine hydrotherapy are:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament rupture - either conservative management or post operative recovery
  • Patella luxation
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Degenerative myelopathy (formerly known as CDRM)
  • Spinal injuries including recovery from fractures and IV disc rupture (commonly known as a slipped disc)
  • Spondylosis - spinal arthritis
  • Mobility problems related to age
  • Obesity control

The team at Black Dog Hydrotherapy really know their stuff, so if you think your dog could benefit from some canine hydrotherapy speak to your vet and get in touch.