The Senior Dog
A very common condition that we treat at Splash Paws is arthritis. This is often a condition that affects but is not limited to more senior dogs. It can be debilitating, the same as in humans, and can seriously affect a dogs quality of life and lifespan.
Hydrotherapy has many qualities that can help improve the mobility and quality of life for a senior dog. Being in a partially or completely
As part of our tailored treatment plan, you will be asked about the dog’s home life and routines which can often have a dramatic impact on their daily condition. We often advise owners to use a resource called Canine Arthritis Management which is designed for both owners and rehab professionals. On their
We have seen the impact of how some of these small changes can improve a dogs mobility and comfort first hand and would definitely recommend that owners use these tools alongside hydrotherapy and other modalities for the best outcome for your dog.
Each hydrotherapy session at Splash Paws is tailored to the individual dog’s needs and aims, whether this to build muscle, reduce stiffness or to increase mobility and quality of life. Your therapist will always be honest with you about how relevant and effective hydrotherapy will be for each patient.