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"We give pet parents the help they need to get their injured and aging pets PAIN FREE so they can KEEP MOVING and do the things they love"

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Dog Hydrotherapy Brisbane & Gold Coast

Is Hydrotherapy the right fit for my pet?

Will hydrotherapy help my pet? Well the answer is "Definitely Maybe".

We get many enquiries about hydrotherapy. Owners are looking for that extra something to help their furry friend. The conventional vet treatments just don't seem to be doing the trick. Many pet parents have been to the vet and the vet has advised hydrotherapy. Some of you may have googled treatments for arthritis, went down the rabbithole and found hydrotherapy as the cure all in your search.

Well will hydrotherapy help? Well the truth is - IT DEPENDS.

Vets are quite good at many things that can help pets but most have no training in rehab and hydrotherapy. They have heard about rehab and think it entails just throwing a dog in a pool and waving a laser at them. 

Although Hydrotherapy can be an important part of rehab and helpful for a lot of dogs it is not a cure all. It is not appropriate in some situations and can make some pets worse after treatment.

But how do I help my pet if I don't use hydrotherapy? Well it's very simple. How do humans regain strength and balance? They exercise or go to the gym. The same applies to dogs and cats. No - we don't put them on the AB BLASTER 2000 exercise machine. A rehab therapist can give you a tailored home exercise regime that doesn't involve any water. We can often make a difference by just doing the right exercises for 10-15 minutes a day.

How do I know when I should use hydrotherapy for my pet? The key is to talk to a qualified rehab practitioner. 

We understand you may be wondering if hydrotherapy is the way to go but aren't ready to lock it in yet. Our Rehab Vet is more than happy to discuss your pet's situation for free over the phone and let you know if hydrotherapy is the right fit for your dog. Or if you're over talking to people you can fill in the quick QUIZ below.



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