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Arab Veterinary Hospital
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Hydrotherapy

In offering alternative pet therapies, we are pleased to extend hydrotherapy services to our valued pet patients. Hydrotherapy is a natural healing method that incorporates no-impact exercise with the relaxing benefits of warm water.

With warm water massage acting as a natural anti-inflammatory, it reduces swelling and relieves your pet’s pain and muscle stiffness. Hydrotherapy has the ability to improve recovery from injuries as well as lengthen the progression of degenerative conditions. If we feel that a hydrotherapy routine would be beneficial in treating your pet, or supplementing their healing process, we will discuss the technique with you and devise a treatment plan. If you have any questions about hydrotherapy, or would like to inquire about scheduling a therapeutic session for your pet, feel free to contact our office at your convenience.

Hydrotherapy can help the following issues: 

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Build muscle strength
  • Chronic pain
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Muscle stiffness or pain
  • Obesity
  • Pre-operative conditioning or post-operative conditioning

Under what circumstances is hydrotherapy used?

  • Agility and sport competitions – Pets training to compete in various activities including fly ball, hunting, and rescue, can use hydrotherapy in addition to their land training routines.
  • Chronic conditions – For pets suffering from chronic pain, hydrotherapy can offer relief and pain management.
  • Fitness training – Pets in perfect health can supplement fitness routines with hydrotherapy sessions to advance health.
  • Obesity – If weight bearing exercise is too physically demanding for an obese pet, hydrotherapy assists in weight loss without causing a pet pain.
  • Post-injury – Swift introduction of hydrotherapy after an injury allows a pet to slowly and steadily rebuild muscle and tissue. The use of hydrotherapy can speed-up the recovery process.
  • Senior pet issues – Hydrotherapy is the perfect solution for pets suffering from arthritis and hip dysplasia or other senior pet problems. Enabling free range of motion and no-impact fitness, hydrotherapy is the ideal treatment.

If you have questions about hydrotherapy or would like more information about how it can benefit your pet, please contact our office.

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