As the benefits of aquatic therapy for dogs continue to increase, we are pleased to be the only facility in the Tri-State to offer a full range of aqua therapy services to benefit our canine friends. Aquatic therapy is being used for recovery from surgery and injury, weight-loss management, cardiac rehabilitation, and chronic pain management. Water provides a controllable environment for dogs that are non-weight bearing or have limited weight-bearing ability. Aqua therapy is an option for dogs that are unable to do land-based exercise due to recent surgery, acute orthopedic or neuromuscular injury, rheumatological disease, or neurological impairment.
Aquatic-based exercise can be less painful and easier for the unfit, overweight, or senior dog because gravitational forces on the body are reduced in the water. Increased tolerance makes it possible to exercise longer and may improve compliance with a regular endurance exercise program.
Aquatic therapy is ideal for performance and trained dogs that need to maintain peak fitness. It is a safe and low-impact form of total body conditioning; in fact, a five-minute swim is equivalent to about a five-mile run.