If you have been following the Leesville Animal Hospital Blog since we first started, then you have probably watched our video of Tucker in the Leesville canine hydrotherapy tank! If not, we encourage you to take a moment to click on the link above and check it out! Today we want to talk a little bit about how hydrotherapy can really benefit your dog.
Canine Hydrotherapy at Leesville Animal Hospital
Why We Like Canine Hydrotherapy!
Did you know that Leesville Animal Hospital is one of the only locations in or near to Raleigh, North Carolina that has a canine hydrotherapy facility? This sets us apart from many other clinics because it allows us to take a more interactive approach to your dog’s wellness. Rather than recommending exercises and stretches to do at home with your dog, our canine hydrotherapy facility enables us to monitor your dog as they are exercising. Additionally, since we are able to watch as your dog walks we are able to make adjustments and monitor any changes in your dog’s physical condition.
Why Should You Consider Canine Hydrotherapy?
There are a number of reasons why we recommend canine hydrotherapy for our clients, take a look at some of them below!
– Arthritic dogs who experience pain through traditional exercise.
– Overweight dogs who experience difficulty exercising due to their weight.
– Pre and post surgical dogs that have difficulty exercising due to injury or post-surgical restrictions.
– Elderly dogs or dogs with joint conditions that affect their ability to exercise traditionally.
The Benefits of Canine Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy provides low impact exercise that builds up strength without the strain or pain associated with many of the conditions noted above. The buoyancy of the water in the hydrotherapy tank ensures that dogs are not exerting their full weight on painful or injured joints.
If you think canine hydrotherapy might be a good choice for you, give us a call today at (919) 870-7000 and talk with one of our veterinarians about the benefits of hydrotherapy for your dog!