Before we can commence hydrotherapy or laser treatment for your pet, we must obtain consent and any relevant medical history from your vet, this is a straight forward process that we will usually do on your behalf, if your pet hasn’t been seen by your vet recently this may require a health check before their consent is given.
We ask you not to feed your dog for up to 3 hours prior to a swimming/treadmill session and not to feed them for up to 2 hours after each session.
We also ask for you to bring a towel with you. It is important if your dog is on medication that has to be given at certain times or with food that you inform us and we will make sure your appointment time does not conflict, altering your medication time.
For your first consultation we allow approximately 45 to 60 minutes, this gives us time to settle in and get to know your pet and get them comfortable with the new environment while doing a full health check and discussing you and your pet’s needs.
We will also use our stance analyser, which detects unequal weight distribution, provides objective unbiased data and Provides reliable assessment of results as treatments progress.
We also assess range of movement and look at your pets gait. During this process, your hydrotherapist will use this information along with the medical history form your vet to formulate a treatment plan for your pet. We will discuss this with you and then introduce your pet to either the pool, treadmill or K laser.
The length of session of active swim time depends on your dogs condition, age, needs and ability, therefore the initial time in either the pool or treadmill can be quite short. to start with and we will gradually increase session lengths as your pets health and fitness allows.
In most cases your pet will require a number of follow up appointments, at each of these we will discuss how your pet has been since their last session, and if there has been any changes or new conditions we should be aware of.
Treatment will then commence, if your plan includes K-laser this will be performed before the swim. Remember we will start of slowly but time/speed will increase as your dogs condition/fitness allows, in line with the treatment plan.
After each hydrotherapy session every dog gets rinsed off with the option of being shampooed, we will then give them a hair dry and towel rub down.
In colder months we advise to bring a coat to keep them nice and warm on the way home.
There is plenty of onsite parking available at our centre.
There is a green to the left hand side of our centre where dogs can toilet before entering reception. A Bin and bags are provided for your convenience