At Doggie Paddles, we provide your dogs with a natural, holistic approach to recovery and well-being.
For many years research has proven that hydrotherapy is a wonderful and natural way of helping dogs recover from injury or ill health.
Swimming is especially beneficial for dogs for:
Hydrotherapy treatment can help with:
A healthy weight is very important for your dog to enjoy a long, healthy and pain-free life. Overweight causes many health issues later in life, including lung- and heart disease, arthritis and other joint issues.
The problem owners struggle with is that the more overweight the dog becomes, the harder and more uncomfortable it is for the dog to exercise. Hence they become less active, and gain even more weight.
Swimming for ten minutes is equivalent to a five mile walk. When your dog is in warm water they work harder, as the density of water is greater than air. It is safe on their joints as the natural buoyancy of the water takes the weight off their legs.
We also have the benefits of swim jets that create a flexible current to swim against, depending on your dog’s level of stamina and ability. Helping maintain heart and lung functions in overweight dogs helps them to lose weight.