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Hydrotherapy For Pets in Phoenix

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About Hydrotherapy For Pets

Hydrotherapy is a unique rehabilitation service that can help your pets through the healing process. Hydrotherapy uses a treadmill that is underwater to help animals recover from a variety of conditions. Both cats and dogs can be treated with hydrotherapy, however, it is most often used for dogs. At Paradise Point Animal Hospital in Phoenix, we offer a variety of unique and beneficial rehabilitation services, including hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and cold laser therapy. Learn more about hydrotherapy and contact us with any questions you may have!

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Benefits of Hydrotherapy For Pets

  • Reduces joint pressure
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves balance
  • Increases physical endurance
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Reduces the risk of further injury
  • Improves overall health and wellbeing

How it Works

Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for pets with a variety of different problems. Whether your pet just had surgery, is overweight, or is in pain from an orthopedic condition, hydrotherapy can help! Our Hydrotherapy treatments are done with a Tudor water treadmill. So how does it work?

We start by placing a special harness on your dog or cat and have them enter the treadmill chamber. The chamber slowly fills with warm water until it is at the perfect depth to provide your pet with benefits. The treadmill is then turned on and your pet starts walking. We often use peanut butter to motivate dogs and reward them for walking.

Why It Works

This is a beneficial form of hydrotherapy for many reasons. Since your dog or cat is walking against water, they have to work against it, which can actually help strengthen muscles. The water provides your pet with some buoyancy, which takes some weight off of various parts of your pet’s body, which may be experiencing pain. Because your pet is floating a bit, they are able to walk with more support. The regular pattern of the treadmill movement allows pets to walk at a correct rhythm. Because of this, hydrotherapy is a great option for pets who are paralyzed and may be able to help them start walking again. This rehabilitation treatment is a great option when treating a variety of issues and conditions.

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Learn If Hydrotherapy is Right For Your Pet!

Hydrotherapy is one of the many rehabilitation services that we offer a Paradise Point Animal Hospital in Phoenix. This is a unique treatment that can help pets with a variety of conditions. If you think that hydrotherapy is a good option for your dog or cat, be sure to contact us today! Our knowledgeable team will help determine whether your furry friend can benefit for this treatment. You can also give us a call if you have any questions about this rehabilitation service or any of our other services! We know that you would do anything for your pet, which is why we offer services to help them live a healthy and happy life!

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