I have been reading about some great clinics around the county that offer water therapy for dogs. Some of the owners were giving very positive reviews on how the exercise is helping their dogs recover from accidents or surgery.
Dogs with the beginning stages of arthritis are also being helped with water therapy. They have to work hard but the buoyancy of the water doesn’t put the stress on their joints.
I’ll be reading more on this topic. Older dogs and certain breeds are prone to arthritis and, as long as the dog enjoys the workouts, this seems like a very valuable activity.
It would be great if rehab clinics for people added something like this…then dogs and their people could work-out together!!