DoggySwim is a new concept in canine hydrotherapy - a sturdy, insulated, portable jetted pool designed for water based exercise and restorative care for dogs.

Perfect for restorative hydrotherapy, general exercise and fun for dogs and their owners at home, DoggySwim pools are also designed to satisfy the professional demands of canine hydrotherapists, breeders and trainers.

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What is Canine Hydrotherapy?

What Is Canine Hydrotherapy and How Can It Help Your Dog?

Canine hydrotherapy involves the use of swimming and underwater treadmills to help dogs recover following surgery, and for pets with more long term mobility problems.

Hydrotherapy can often be useful in treating a variety of conditions, including muscle and ligament damage, orthopedic conditions, arthritis and neurological disorders. It's also fantastic exercise so can help otherwise inactive dogs to improve their form and fitness.

A dog enjoying a hydrotherapy session

When is hydrotherapy necessary?

Injury rehabilitation

If a dog is injured, muscle deterioration can start within a few days of the animal first becoming immobilised. To avoid causing even further weakness, or a secondary injury, it's very important to use exercise to rebuild and strengthen any muscle that may have wasted away. It can also help increase the range of movement the dog regains once recovered.

Mobility and obesity

As well as animals recovering from injury, hydrotherapy also can be extremely useful for animals with long term mobility problems like osteoarthritis, and obesity concerns (like so many pampered pooches today).

Inflammation reduction

There are also anti-inflammatory benefits to be gained. The hydro-static pressure that water provides can help to reduce swelling, particularly in the lower limbs, a real boon for dogs with leg conditions such as carpal injuries and arthritis.

Can't I just take my dog in a lake or river?

We definitely recommend that you don't - at least, not for rehabilitation purposes. Hydrotherapy treatment should take place in warm water. In cold water, the blood flow through some blood vessels will be restricted, making the muscles they supply work less effectively. Cold water also increases the chance of sudden cramp or discomfort.

The water in a DoggySwim pool is kept at the perfect temperature for your dog, the water kept clean and sanitised, providing the perfect environment for a controlled fitness regime tailored to your dog's needs.

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