hydrotherapy - one of the best ways to exercise your dog!
Dogs love swimming, simple as that. Given half the chance, most dogs will jump head first into any stretch of water – the muckier the better!
We have a fully-equipped pool, and to say dogs enjoy diving in is an understatement. Aside from the fun factor, there are many other reasons to treat your dog to a swim.
benefits of hydrotherapy for dogs
• Improves circulation & cardiovascular fitness
• Increases range of motion in joints
• Strengthens and maintains muscles
• Relieves pain, swelling and stiffness
• Aids weight loss
• Aids recovery from illness or injury
• Increases flexibility
If you think this is something that your dog could benefit from, why not try mypetstop? All dogs swim with a life jacket, under the supervision of a trained hydrotherapist.
Our large, fully-equipped pool is a warm 27-29 degrees and has seen all kinds of dogs leave with a big, wet smile on their face. It's not surprising when you consider that a 5 minute swim is the equivalent of a 5 mile run! Your pet also gets washed before their swim and a nice shampoo after.
If your dog is insured and requires hydrotherapy to recover from illness or injury, book yourself a medical swim and your insurance company may cover the costs. So you won’t have to splash out yourself!
If you have not had a swim with us before and would like to take up our offer of a half price swim...
Our Fun Swim Sessions can benefit your dog in many ways, so if you want to treat your dog to a fun swimming session with benefits you’ve come to the right place. Apart from being fun, hydrotherapy can...
- Provide low-impact exercise
- Increase flexibility
- Build strength
- Aid weight loss
The best thing about it is that they can achieve all this while having lots of fun splashing about in the pool!
If you own a puppy, hydrotherapy is a great way of teaching them how to swim in a safe and secure environment so they become confident in water from an early age. It’s also a fantastic method of getting them to burn off some of their excess energy!
Because puppies’ bones and joints are still developing, swimming is ideal to ensure they aren’t subjected to stresses or strains while they grow.
Hydrotherapy can be a vital way to stay healthy for dogs with medical or mobility issues.
Without it, some dogs are stuck in an unfortunate situation where walks need to be restricted to allow joints and muscles the chance to recover, but in doing so the muscle mass reduces due to not exercising enough, so the recovering joints are put under more strain again.
The only solution is regular hydrotherapy sessions, which allow your dog to exercise without putting overt stress on their joints.
So if your dog is suffering from arthritis, spinal injuries, hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), cruciate ligament problems, elbow dysplasia or chronic degenerative radiculo myelopathy (CDRM), our Medical Swim sessions could be exactly what your dog needs. The hydrotherapist will be in the pool with your dog during the Medical Swim session to help him or her swim.
This is great news, and not only for your dog. With many insurance companies contributing towards medical swims, you won’t have to splash out yourself!
Watch the benefits of Hydrotherapy with Bear's amazing story filmed at mypetstop Manchester...