Your pet is an essential member of your family. We know that you want to provide the best possible care for your dog, including their health care. At Tampa Bay K9 Rehab Center, we offer advanced and specialized treatment for a wide variety of conditions your dog might experience. Hydrotherapy is aimed at improving your dog’s quality of life and decreasing pain. While hydrotherapy has been used in humans for a very long time, it is a relatively new treatment for animals. We maintain the latest techniques and stay up-to-date on any studies done regarding new procedures for animals.
What is Hydrotherapy?
In the first place you might be unfamiliar with the term hydrotherapy. If so, the most important thing to know about it is that it is a form of low-impact exercise where your pet is partially submerged, relieving pressure on the joints or an injury. For dogs, the most beneficial type of treatment seems to be treadmill exercises in a small water tank with most of their body under water. The amount of water used for the therapy determines the amount of pressure placed upon the injury; this makes it a gradual process best for healing. Exercise is one the most effective treatment methods for human injuries, and we utilize that knowledge for pets in Tampa as well.
How Can Underwater Exercise Help My Dog?
We know that injuries tend to heal best when that body part gets regular use. If your dog has an injury, for one thing they will likely refrain from using that part of their body. They might lose mobility because of pain, ultimately making the injury worse. The most significant benefit of hydrotherapy is that it allows the damaged area to still be exercised, but at a reduced point of pressure so your dog can begin healing without pain or further injury. Besides injuries, there are many different conditions that it can help to alleviate, including:
- Chronic degenerative conditions
- Surgery recovery
If you see that your pet is suffering, call us today. Our experienced professionals in Tampa Bay will work hard to develop a plan of care to treat the cause of your pet’s discomfort or illness. No matter what treatment plan we develop, we aim to make sure our canine and human clients always feel like they are receiving the best care and support available.
Is Hydrotherapy Safe?
Hydrotherapy is one of the safest forms of physical therapy for your dog in Tampa. A technician can easily control the water levels, so as to making this the lowest intensity workout available. Even as your pet gains strength and the water level decreases, it is still more low intensity than putting their full body weight on the injury. A professional will be monitoring your dog the entire time for any sign of distress or discomfort, so you do not have to worry.
Other Ways We Can Help Your Dog
In addition to our leading work in hydrotherapy, at Tampa Bay K9 Rehab Center, we offer a wide range of services to help your dog feel their best. Our advanced treatment options include the following:
- Arthritis treatments
- Chiropractic for dogs
- Stem cell therapy
- Weight loss
- Prescription diet
If your dog is suffering, call us to set up a diagnostic and treatment plan perfect for your family. Your dog’s health and happiness are always our first priority, and we work hard to ensure it every day.
Trust Tampa Bay K9 Rehab for Care and Support
We know how important your dog is to you, which is why we offer comprehensive health care for your dog in Tampa Bay. From hydrotherapy to stem cell research our services and research, we go the extra mile for your pet’s health. To find out more information about any of our services, as well as to set up an appointment, give our office a call today. You can get in touch with us at (727) 521-3518. You can also leave a message on our website. We look forward to helping your pet feel their best.