What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a style of resistance training and rehabilitation using the therapeutic properties of water. Here at Kylie’s K-9 Hydrotherapy, we use a specially designed treadmill encased in a glass chamber. Once your dog enters the chamber, the door is shut, and water fills the chamber to the level just above the dog’s legs. The water is at the optimum temperature of 28-30 degrees.
This process is a controlled method of exercise which can relieve pain and promote well-being. It also stimulates blood flow and relaxes and eases tight muscles, pain and inflammation.
As part of a rehabilitation plan, hydrotherapy can be used for many reasons. It is useful pre and post-surgery, to manage weight and increase fitness, conditioning, and confidence in the water.
We also welcome clients that are interested in using hydrotherapy for fun and general fitness of their canine companion.
Initial 45 minute appointment $110.00
Subsequent 30 minute appointment $75.00
10 pack 30 minute appointments $650.00
5 pack 30 minute appointments $350.00
What Conditions Are Best Treated With Hydrotherapy?
Dog’s with the following conditions have achieved healing results through their participation in underwater treadmill hydrotherapy sessions:
Underwater treadmills are also known to have great benefits in:
What do I need to bring to my hydrotherapy session?
How Long Do Your Hydrotherapy Sessions Go For?
Your 30 minute appointment includes preparing your dog for their session and towel drying them off at the end.
The time your dog will be in the water will depend on his/her rehab/exercise plan .
Is Hydrotherapy Safe For My Dog After Surgery?
As long as the wound is healed, then hydrotherapy is fine. We do recommend checking with your vet first, to make sure they are happy that the wound is fully healed.
Are There Situations Where My Dog Can't Use the Underwater Treadmill?
Yes. If your dog has/is:
Is Chlorine Or Any Other Chemical Used In The Water?
Yes, we mostly use bromine which is a similar chemical to chlorine, but with a little less harsh smell. It is necessary for us to disinfect the water with chemicals for adequate disease prevention.