Questions & Answers

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. Can my dog swim at doggie paddles?
A. yes all dogs can swim as long as your dogs has a health check from your vet and has the all clear
Q. Does my dog need to be referred by my vet for treatment?
A.  No all are welcome at doggie paddles. But, we need to establish the health of your dog or dogs, to allow us to give the correct treatment. We will supply you with a form that you can take to your vet for their approval and a health checks.
Q. what if my dog can’t swim?
A.  Don’t worry we have life jackets and your dog will be under supervision at all time with are qualified therapist
Q. How long can my dog swim for?
A.  The sessions depend on your dog’s condition, needs and capacity. This may differ from only a few minutes in the pool at the beginning to 20 minutes as your dog’s condition or fitness level improves. Before every swim your dog will receive a health check.
Q.  How long will it take to see a progress in my dog’s condition?
A. this will differ from dog to dog and the type of condition. You should see improvement 4 or 5 swims.
Q. Why do you limit the swimming time?
A.   exercise in moderation regular.  We must remember that your dog is recovery from or building up muscle tone and we must not over swim your dogs, exhaust or over exert muscles. It will do more harm than good.
Q. If I have more than 1 dog can I bring them together to swim?
A. Yes, if you have more than 1 dog.
Q. What if my dog has a medical problem whilst swimming?
A. Should your dog experience any problems whilst swimming, Darryl the trained Hydrotherapist and Pauline animal First Aider is in attendance at all times when a dog is in the pool. Also have a vet near for emergencies.
Q. Can I feed my dog before swimming?
A. Please do not feed your dog at least 2 hours prior to swimming.

Q. Can my dog swim at doggie paddles?

A. yes all dogs can swim as long as your dogs has is healthy, if you dog has a medical condition we will need heath check from your vet to advice us that swimming will not worsen your dogs condition .

Q. Does my dog need to be referred by my vet for treatment?

A.  No all are welcome at doggie paddles. But, we need to establish the health of your dog or dogs, to allow us to give the correct treatment. We will supply you with a form that you can take to your vet for their approval and a health checks.

Q. what if my dog can’t swim?

A.  Don’t worry we have life jackets and your dog will be under supervision at all time with are qualified therapist.

Q. How long can my dog swim for?

A.  The sessions depend on your dog’s condition, needs and capacity. This may differ from only a few minutes in the pool at the beginning to 20 minutes as your dog’s condition or fitness level improves.  Before every swim your dog will receive a health check.

Q.  How long will it take to see a progress in my dog’s condition?

A. this will differ from dog to dog and the type of condition. You should see improvement 4 or 5 swims.

Q. Why do you limit the swimming time?

A.   exercise in moderation regular.  We must remember that your dog is recovery from or building up muscle tone and we must not over swim your dogs, exhaust or over exert muscles. It will do more harm than good.

Q. If I have more than 1 dog can I bring them together to swim?

A. Yes, if you have more than 1 dog.

Q. What if my dog has a medical problem whilst swimming?

A. Should your dog experience any problems whilst swimming, Darryl the trained Hydrotherapist and Pauline animal First Aider is in attendance at all times when a dog is in the pool. Also have a vet near for emergencies.

Q. Can I feed my dog before swimming?

A. Please do not feed your dog at least 2 hours prior to swimming.

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