Hydrotherapy

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NewYoiker Thu 25-Oct-18 10:00:16

Does anyone's dog do hydrotherapy? We start tonight and I'm a bit nervous. Mainly do I give pain relief before or after??

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JaimeLannister Thu 25-Oct-18 20:26:55

How did it go NewYoiker? I didn't see this earlier as my dog goes weekly for hydrotherapy, a mixture of pool and treadmill therapy. It has done wonders for her arthritis and muscle tone.

NewYoiker Thu 25-Oct-18 20:46:02

@JaimeLannister it went well! He didn't love having a coat on but he did well

Need to get his weight down and this should help!

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NewYoiker Thu 25-Oct-18 20:46:32

@JaimeLannister it went well! He didn't love having a coat on but he did well

Need to get his weight down and this should help!

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JaimeLannister Fri 26-Oct-18 21:00:02

Glad it went well! It is a bit of a shock for them, especially if they aren't water lovers. Hope it helps him like it has my girl.

boilingstormyseas Fri 26-Oct-18 21:02:30

Our elderly terrier has been having hydrotherapy (treadmill) for a while now - it has really, really helped.

Pleasedontdothat Sat 27-Oct-18 20:38:08

My dog’s having hydrotherapy at the moment to help build up his muscles after surgery. So far he’s been on the water treadmill but next session is going to be a mixture of treadmill and pool. He’s very toy oriented so as long as he’s got a squeaky ball to play with he’s perfectly happy trotting along on the treadmill and it has really helped improve his stamina. He adores swimming so I’m looking forward to seeing him in the pool

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