We Provide Hydrotherapy Treatment For Your Dog or Cat
Providing hydrotherapy treatment for your dog/cat – pre or post surgery, suffering chronic conditions, following an injury or for general fitness.
Hydrotherapy in conjunction with veterinary treatment can significantly improve the quality and rate of healing following surgery or traumatic injury.
The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
- Safe exercise without stresses
- Relief of pain, swelling & stiffness
- Muscle strengthening and maintenance.
- Alleviating muscle spasm.
- Increased range of motion in joints
- Improved circulation
- Cardiovascular fitness (heart & lungs)
- Increased tissue healing
- Increased speed of recovery
- Gait modification
- Increased proprioception
Muscle wastage begins within 3 days of any immobilisation so to prevent further weakness or injury it is important to rebuild, through safe exercise, any muscles that have deteriorated.
It is better to treat dogs in heated water since cold water causes constriction of the blood vessels near the skin and to the superficial muscles (those just under the skin) which restricts the flow of blood making the muscles less efficient.
Hydrotherapy can be performed in either a pool or aquatic treadmill.
The water in our pool and aqua treadmill is regulated at a temperature of between 28 – 32 degrees celcius.
We require a written veterinary referral and permission stating that hydrotherapy is suitable and safe for each individual dogs and cats before they can attend our hydrotherapy center for treatment.
Initial consultation - €40
Follow on sessions - €30