what is hydrotherapy

What is Hydrotherapy?

Here at Well Dog Hydrotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre we have a warm large heated pool with plenty of room, for the strictest water therapy programs, fun and play. We use the water as a means of supporting dogs in a non-weight bearing environment. This allows for movement that would not normally be possible, or could be difficult, further to injury or general weakness. Simply speaking, hydrotherapy is swimming in a controlled optimum temperature water with stress free support.


Better joint mobility and better movement

Relief of pain, inflammation and stiffness

Maintaining and increasing muscle tone, strength and muscle mass

Improved cardio-vascular fitness

Improved quality of life for your dog

who is hydrotherapy for


Hydrotherapy can help dogs with a wide range of health and mobility issues 

Arthritis, Hip & Elbow Dysplasia

Hip Surgery & Replacement

Cruciate Rupture & Repair

Spinal Conditions, Spondylosis

Overweight dogs & Obesity

Rheumatism, Muscle Regeneration

Ligament & Tendon Strains & Sprains

Restricted Movement, Post Operative Treatment

Luxating Patella, Paralysis

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (CDRM)

how does hydrotherapy works


Our large heated pool offers your dog plenty of room for water therapy programs, fun and play. This can help improve the cardiovascular fitness of your dog and help with weight loss too. The swimming will also relax the blood vessels and maximise the blood supply. In turn this helps increase the circulation which assists healing by carrying more nutrients. The metabolic rate is also increased. This will accelerate the healing of damaged tissue for your dog.

happy clients our testimonials
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Rocky has been having hydrotherapy now for a few years which has really benefited his mobility, he is able to do so much more after his therapy session, in the past few months Rockys condition has become more complicated but with the introduction of myotherapy recommended by Stacey this has once again really picked him up, we know his condition will continue to get more difficult but theses treatements really help to keep him happy and comfortable.

Martin & Rocky

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Thank you so much Stacey! She has been a great support and provides useful information regarding conditions! My little pug absolutely loves going for his swim and treats!! All the ladies are super friendly and we wouldnt go anywhere else. 5**

Dawn & Frank

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Since we have been taking our golden labrador to well dog hydrotherapy we have since a great improvement in his wellbeing. We cannot say thank you enough to stacey and Karen for the work that they have put into Arnie. We would certainly recommend well dog hydrotherapy to anybody

Marion & Arnie

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If you think hydrotherapy could help your dog, contact your vet to be referred or speak to our team directly and we can talk you through the process.
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