What is the Canine Hydrotherapy service from Aquavet

Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of warm water to exercise.

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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

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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
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Weight loss
  • Fitness
  • 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
  • Aquavets was life changing for Bernard (then aged 11)and for us. Bernard was losing all feeling in his legs and was becoming visibly depressed; being able to swim and chase his ball in the water gave him a new lease of life. He could walk further and was clearly a happier dog. He LOVED going to aquavets and so did I. The staff were so friendly and understanding. Bernard was nearly 13 when he passed away and I am sure the 2 years we attended the hydrotherapy sessions were invaluable in maintaining and improving his quality of life. He had acute spondolosis of the spine and severe arthritis which limited his movements, but in the water he was a puppy just playing and having fun as well as gaining invaluable exercise. I can not recommend this treatment highly enough –Mrs Chilvers

  • After losing my 9 year old old English sheepdog this week to cancer I felt appropriate that I thank the wonderful staff at Aquavet for their care and expertise. I decided to take Missie to Aquavet after a referral from her vets after trying to maintain the pain in her arthritis. This is a condition that missie has endured even through her young years due to unnecessary docking. We had a session every fortnight for 3 years. The improvement was steady but certainly noticed ! Missie was not a confident dog in water but soon got to know and like the staff and dare I say even got to like her visits ! The staff made our trips good fun , informative and run perfectly ! I would 100% recommend the treatment and Aquavet. Thank you Aquavet. Will miss our sessions. –Rebecca Gunner


Fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist
registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists

Lisa Dobson - Aquavet owner
is a fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist and registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists