At your dogs initial consultation an assessment is carried out, this includes a health check, gait analysis and acclimatising them to the environment, as well as their first swim. This assessment allows our hydrotherapists to plan the fun swim/ puppy session to gain the most benefit for your pet in the pool.
Further health checks are carried out before each fun swim/ puppy session to assess progression and discuss your pet’s case with you, this allows for any alterations to the plan to be made to ensure your pet is receiving the best care possible.
Swimming is a great form of exercise. 10 minutes swimming is equal to around a 1 mile walk. It can build fitness and helps to develop muscles. The dog can enjoy a fun swim session at our centre in Bolton, Manchester.
While not all dogs are water babies many are and they enjoy nothing better than a good splash about and while they are in the pool they will be benefiting from a thorough work out. Some dogs get it the first session whilst others can take a little longer to come out of their shell.
This is the ideal type of session to ensure your dog can swim, it will allow them to be confident and happy around water. Everything will be taken at your dogs own pace.
It is great for exercising puppies without putting lots of pressure on their joints. Hydrotherapy is a great form of exercise for those young bones and joints that are not fully developed yet. While you need to be careful about over exercising them on land, canine hydrotherapy provides them with a non-weight bearing environment so they can get out that excess puppy energy in a safe place as well as providing them with great mental stimulation.