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What is Hydrotherapy For Dogs
Canine hydrotherapy is a form of hydrotherapy directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative or general fitness in dogs.
A number of conditions in dogs may be aggravated by or may show slow or no improvement as a result of weight bearing exercise. Among these are hip dysplasia and elbow osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) or shoulder osteochondritis dissecans, conditions most common in medium to large purebred dogs, such as German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers; chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy (CDRM), a degenerative disease of the spinal cord which causes hind limb problems in German Shepherds; and luxating patella which is seen predominantly in small and toy breeds.
Injuries to the cruciate ligament or other ligaments may make post-operative weight-bearing exercise in dogs problematic. Obese dogs, while requiring exercise, may aggravate existing conditions or injure themselves due to the weight exerted on their joints if walked normally.
Canine Hydrotherapy | Common Conditions in Singapore Pets
Hip Dysplasia IN BIG BREED DOGS
Canine hip dysplasia is a chronic condition in which the head of the femur bone doesn’t fit correctly into the hip socket.
This is a very common condition amongst big breed dogs which are badly breed from irresponsible Singapore pet shops.
Luxating Patella (Loose Knee)
Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
Degenerative Myelopathy – DM
What YOU SHOULD KNOW AS AN OWNER
There are many hydrotherapy centres for dog in Singapore. Finding a good and responsible centre is very important to ensure the recovery of your pet.
We have created a checklist of what to look out for when you enrol your pooch for their hydrotherapy session.