Dogs may well be man’s best friend but even the most soft-hearted pooch-lover would draw the line at sharing a bath with one.
For a start, they never take the tap end.
Today’s Big Deal with The Veterinary Physiotherapy Clinic in Ayrshire means that your dog can enjoy all the benefits of a dip in a specially constructed hydrotherapy pool.
A first canine hydrotherapy session includes a physiotherapy assessment, weight check, shower, shampoo, towel dry and a biscuit. A selection of toys is provided.
Whether your dog is stiff and elderly, overweight and struggling with land exercise, has a cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia or simply fancies a posh splash about in a heated pool, this offer is not to be missed.
Conditions that respond to hydro include:
Cruciate ligament rupture
Conditions related to old age
Of course, your dog does not need to have a medical condition to enjoy hydro. Swimming can be for fun and fitness too.
The dogs are first fitted with a buoyancy jacket. The physiotherapist goes in the water with the dogs for gentle joint mobilisation and stretching exercises. As well as encouraging correct movement patterns, the physiotherapist can reassure nervous dogs.
Owners do not get into the pool and dogs are showered before and after swimming.
For more info on canine hydrotherapy, click here