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Hydrotherapy....

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by jessiesmum, Jun 25, 2010.


  1. jessiesmum

    jessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    I'm taking Jessie to her first hydrotherepy session tomorrow. She's a 13 yr old lovely lab who has bad arthritis and really misses her walks! Her mind wants it but her body just can't do it anymore :(

    She loves swimming so we're off to a doggie pool tomorrow :thumbup: I have taken her before but more for fun. I'm hoping that if she copes with it, it'll be a way for her to get a bit of exercise!

    Anyone taken their dogs to hydrotherapy? If so, how much did you pay?

    Thanks
     
  2. rona

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    Is this sensible so soon after her bad tum?
    She isn't going to be feeling the best and will probably have depleted energy levels
     
  3. jessiesmum

    jessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    She will only stay in for as long as she feels able to, I'm not going to make her stay in there lol

    She's back to solid poo's now and she's definitely better in herself
     
  4. rona

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    When mine first went 2 years ago, he was only swimming for 10 minutes, now he doesn't want to get out after 30 mins :D
    Mine costs £25
     
  5. mollymo

    mollymo Life is Golden

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    When I took one of ours,it cost £25 for the session regardless of how long they remained in the pool....ours was only allowed 5minutes each session.
     
  6. luvmydogs

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    Ours is £5.50 and they stay in as long as they want :thumbup:
     
  7. rona

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    That's a fun swim I assume?
    They are a lot cheaper but not recommended for a dog that is elderly or recovering from injury
     
  8. luvmydogs

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    oo I dunno, they call it hydrotherapy. A GSD goes there who can hardly walk at all and is old. You can have it with the current on or off, and they have a lift to help dogs in and out who are injured/old/whatever lol.
     
  9. rona

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    Have they a website that you can link?
     
  10. chestersmum

    chestersmum PetForums Senior

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    I take Chester to one in east London costs £18.50 for half hour
     
  11. Dally Banjo

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    Ours is £23 when you are a regular :D its a tread mill one though.
     
  12. Kinjilabs

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    Ted goes twice a week and it costs £15 for half hour, he doesnt swim half hour tho only 8 minutes:D
     
  13. luvmydogs

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    No I looked to see if they had one. :(
     
  14. jessiesmum

    jessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    Well, Jessie really enjoyed her first session and is going to be a regular once a week. It really perked her up mentally as well as physically. She managed a good 15 mins (with breaks in between)

    Well done Jessie - great to see her enjoy exercise again :thumbup:
     
  15. rona

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    That's great news, you'll be being dragged in there in a few weeks, it will be the highlight of the week for you both :thumbup:
     
  16. Dally Banjo

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    Oh great glad she liked it :thumbup: & agree with Rona you will be getting draged there every week soon :D Im sure Banjo could take himself now if he would learn how to use the zebra crossing :rolleyes: :lol:
     
  17. jessiesmum

    jessiesmum PetForums Newbie

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    Well, Jessie really is loving her new found exercise of hydrotherapy!

    She was in there for about twenty mins on Sat and went in of her own accord.....aaaaahhhh so proud of my girl :)
     
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