Are you looking for senior dog treatments that are low impact, and appropriate for your senior dog recovering from an injury or suffering from arthritis? You might want to consider hydrotherapy, an easy and affordable type of physiotherapy that allows your dog to exercise the muscle joints as the body weight is supported by the water.
Hydrotherapy has several benefits for senior dogs. It’s an excellent complementary therapy for old dogs that have just gone through orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, or degenerative joint disease.
Is your dog becoming stiff or suffering from arthritis? Why not bring your dog to do Hydrotherapy for Dog, I’m sure your pet will be thankful. Animals with arthritis have very swollen and painful joints. Walking and Exercise becomes very uncomfortable for them and they may also find it difficult to get back up after lying down for long periods of time. Most animals gain weight as they are much less active, putting even more pressure on their joints this is where hydrotherapy for dog helps with this problem.
When animals have Hydrotherapy for Dog the water supports the weight of their body so that they are able to move and exercise their joints easily. The warm water also helps reduce some of the swelling in the joints. The increased exercise makes joint movement easier, helps regain fitness and can help them to lose weight they may have gained. (Read more here)
A great example of hydrotherapy would be swimming sessions, where senior dogs can exercise by chasing each other or playing with toys. As a matter of fact, research has shown that a 5-minute has the same health effects as a 5-mile run.
When doing hydrotherapy, a warm swimming pool (about 30°c) would be preferable to seas and lakes, which can easily cause a list of health problems, such as gastroenteritis and dermatitis. The senior dog should also wear a life jacket and have a nurse to help them with the swimming the entire time.
If you’re looking for an alternative therapy and your vet approves of it, hydrotherapy is one way of letting your senior dog recover from illness, all while having fun in the process, don’t you think?