Caring rehabilitation and exercise for your pup
Just like humans, dogs can have trouble with arthritis, joints, muscular problems and other injuries, as well as weight problems like obesity.
Here at Nose to Tail, we are proud to be the first in New Zealand to offer hydrotherapy for dogs; helping you help your dogs live the most healthy, and comfortable life they can.
What is hydrotherapy for dogs?
Hydrotherapy is a form of physio and revitalisation that uses water to help your pup with:
- Weight loss
- Mobility conditions
Dog water therapy: assisting your pups in the water
How does it work?
For our hydrotherapy service, we safely secure your pup into a specially designed harness and life jacket, before slowly and gently lowering them into the dog water therapy pool.
To make sure our furry friends are comfortable, we adjust the water heat and strength of the current to each individual dog. And of course, monitor the happiness and well-being of your pup during the whole process.
Pain-free exercise for your dog
Just as you go to the gym, your dog needs exercise too, and if your pup struggles with weight, and regular walks aren’t helping; hydrotherapy is the perfect solution.
Health and fitness benefits of hydrotherapy for dogs:
- 15 minutes in the pool is equivalent to a 90 minute walk
- Beneficial to older dogs with arthritic joints
- The brisk nature of swimming improves heart and lung function
- Regular sessions encourage weight loss for overweight or obese dogs
Recovery and rehabilitation
For those of you with injured dogs or pups recovering from surgery; dog water therapy can dramatically speed up recovery time and increase your dogs future quality of life.
Reduced joint pressure
Water buoyancy takes the weight off of dogs joints, helping them to build up muscle.
Dog water therapy encourages joint movement, circulation and blood flow.
Relieves arthritis pains
Hydrotherapy is beneficial to easing stiff joints and treating dog arthritis.
The movement in the water promotes tendon repair and recovery to heal injured dogs.
For injured dogs, or those recovering from surgery; water therapy helps reduce swelling.
Benefits respiratory system
Swimming and hydrotherapy increases lung capacity and benefits the respiratory system.