Hydrotherapy

Do you have a pet with limited mobility?

As one of the very few facilities in the Raleigh, NC area with hydrotherapy, we pride ourselves in offering this unique water therapy option to our canine clients.

Hydrotherapy is the use of an underwater treadmill that functions within a safe contained tank. The water within the hydrotherapy tank is heated to a comfortable temperature which allows your pet to relax and gently stretch out their muscles while walking without straining. The water in the hydrotherapy tank not only provides warmth to soothe sore muscles, but it also provides buoyancy to reduce the load on your pet's joints while they move. 

Every one of our hydrotherapy clients receives a custom catered hydrotherapy plan based on their individual needs from their supervising veterinarian.

Hydrotherapy FAQ

Is hydrotherapy right for my dog?

Our veterinarians will be able to determine whether hydrotherapy is the right choice for your dog based on their current health.

What do I need to do?

Once your dog has had a consultation with one of our veterinarians, you will receive a hydrotherapy schedule. All you need to do then is make sure that your dog gets to their appointment on time! Our staff will take good care of your pal by monitoring them throughout their hydrotherapy session. Once you arrive to pick up your pup, our staff will let you know how they did and give you any aftercare instructions you need!

Will hydrotherapy hurt?

The hydrotherapy process itself will not hurt your dog! Any pain your pup may have will be a result of muscle soreness, but our staff will help to reduce this by applying ice following your pet's time in the tank! Your pet may also receive physical therapy following their session in the tank depending upon their individual needs.

Can my pet do hydrotherapy in summer and winter?

Yes! Our hydrotherapy tank is in a specialized room and the water is maintained at a healthy temperature to ensure that your pet is always comfortable no matter what the weather outside is like!

Do you offer feline hydrotherapy?

While the water level in our hydrotherapy tank is customized to our clients, in most circumstances we do not recommend feline hydrotherapy simply based on the level of stress it will cause to your cat. 

When Can Hydrotherapy be Beneficial?

Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of pets with a number of conditions that affect their movement.

Arthritis
The warmth of the water in the hydrotherapy tank as well as the buoyancy of the water provide a low impact exercise option for arthritic pets.
Pre-Surgery Strengthening
Hydrotherapy is a great low impact exercise choice for pet's prior to surgery in order to build muscle and improve healing time and stability.
Post-Surgery Recovery
Hydrotherapy post-surgery helps to provide low impact exercise to maintain health and muscle mass while your pet recovers from their surgical procedure. 
Injury Recovery
Occasionally pets get injured and while they don't need surgery, they do require moderated low impact exercise to maintain muscle mass and prevent atrophy. Hydrotherapy is the ideal solution for this situation because it provides buoyancy, moderated exercise time and heat.

 

If you are interested in utilizing our canine hydrotherapy services, please set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians today and allow us to set up an individualized treatment plan with your pet's individual needs in mind.

Call Us: (919) 870-7000

Visit Us: 9309 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Hours: MWF: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

TR: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday: Boarding pickup from 5 - 6 p.m.

Our Hours

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: Boarding pick up 5 – 6 p.m.

Call Us: (919) 870-7000
Visit Us: 9309 Leesville Rd,
                 Raleigh, N.C. 27613

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