What is the Canine Hydrotherapy service from Aquavet
Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of warm water to exercise.
Our Canine Hydrotherapy is directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative and general fitness in dogs.
At Aquavet your pet can exercise and receive treatment in the safety of our large purpose built temperature controlled pool, a trained and qualified hydrotherapist is in the pool with your dog at all times.
HYDROTHERAPY SESSIONS WILL BE TAILORED AROUND YOUR DOG'S INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS
At your initial visit we discuss your dog's health history and condition and also any current veterinary treatments.
We explain about Canine Hydrotherapy which will help put you and your Dog at ease. You can also have a look around Aquavet and our facilities.
This low impact form of exercise is ideal for Dogs to improve their range of movement, keep them flexible and improve their muscle mass distribution.
What can Hydrotherapy be used for ?
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Post-op fractures
- Neurological conditions
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Weight loss
- General exercise
- Fun swimming
Give us a call - 0114 258 3221
If you need more information about how we can help with your Dog, please get in touch. We welcome a 'phone call and are more than happy to answer your questions. You can also email us or download information forms HERE .
Our clients say it best
In January this year we received the devastating news that our 9month old Cavalier King Charles had severe hip dysplasia.
A local search found that Aquavet was our nearest hydrotherapy centre and a phone call later we were booked in to start with hydrotherapy sessions. I write this testimonial several months on and we cannot thank Lisa, Nicole, Becky and all the team enough for their support, understanding and encouragement. Along with physio from Sarah we now have a stronger, fitter and healthier dog well placed to fight her condition.
Daisy loves her trips to see Lisa and the team and it is now part of our regular routine, instead of a long walk in the fields, we have a trip to Aquavet for a swim! Thank you Lisa for all that you do, it really does make a difference x–Bev Senior
Our dog, Sadie, a chunky 35k Akita cross, first went to Aquavet after a nasty fall from a wall caused her pre-existing arthritis to take a steep dive. She was about 10 at the time and her back legs were badly affected.–Cathy Murray
She started with weekly swims and the occasional physio session. After six months her gait had improved considerably and she settled into a swim once a month, and a physio session two weeks after a swim. This served her very well until she was diagnosed with bladder cancer. After an operation to remove the growths she continued with increased physio sessions for a period until she could resume swimming again. This continued until the cancer returned and she became too unwell for any treatment.
In all, we came to Aquavet for about 26 months and during this period her mobility was maintained so that she could enjoy walks in the park and play in the house. I found all the staff at Aquavet to be fantastic. Lisa was sympathetic to the need to keep Sadie separate from other dogs when we arrived/left the premises (Sadie was not great with other dogs) and the care and attention she received from Lisa, Nicole and Becky was lovely.
Sadie was so relaxed during her physio sessions with Sarah that she often fell asleep on the platform. In the end it was cancer that caused her death but I doubt her last years would have been as enjoyable for her if she had not attended for the treatments.
I have no hesitation in recommending Aquavet to others - in fact I already have. Aftercare - in terms of a Christmas card in remembrance was a lovely touch. Best wishes to the team.
Fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist
Lisa Dobson - Aquavet owner
is a fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist and registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists