What is Hydrotherapy?
In Greek the word hydrotherapy means “Water Healing”. Hydrotherapy is a form of low impact, non-weight bearing physiotherapy that aids in the rehabilitation of sore, weak and painful joints. Initially non weight bearing conditions are treated with swimming, as the flotation supports the entire body weight and the limbs move freely without the “jarring” effect of exercising on hard ground.
What temperature is the pool?
A comfortable 26 - 28 degrees all year round.
What will I need to bring for my dog to swim?
- Your dog on a lead
- Proof of vaccination
- Vet Referral Form for Rehabilitation
- Oh and your camera of course :)
How old does my puppy need to be to start learning how to swim?
12 weeks old
When should my dog not swim?
Do NOT swim your dog if your dog has any of the following conditions:
- Open wounds
- Bitches in season
- Pulmonary disease
- Heart condition/disease
- Infectious or contagious conditions such as gastric upsets, kennel cough, ear, eye or skin infections
Do I need to prepare my dog for a swim?
- Give your dog a good brush to remove loose hair
- Toilet your dog before swimming
- Do not feed your dog for 2 hours before and 1 hour after swimming
What if my dog can’t swim?
Not a problem, we can teach your dog to swim.
What if my dog doesn’t like other dogs?
We keep all dogs separated and all dogs are on leads. Your dog will be the only dog in the pool at your booked time so they will get to enjoy their time in the pool.
Can I just turn up to K9 SWiM?
You will need to book your session so we don’t have to turn you away. Contact Us and we would be more than happy to book your dog in.