Dogs swim their way back to health

  • 12/10/2015
Dogs swim their way back to health

By Ryan Bridge

You may have heard about hydro-therapy for humans but what about hydro-therapy for our four-legged friends?

The method is helping heal injured dogs and making life a little easier for those suffering chronic illnesses.

It's all a bit like water aerobics for elderly people. Veterinarians often recommend it for dogs that have had surgery.

The pools are completely zero weight-bearing and warmed to 28degC, giving dogs greater freedom of movement.

Treatment was previously reserved just for humans but it is now becoming more popular with our best friends too.

But what do the dogs think of it? Does it really help or do they think this whole thing is barking mad?

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