Canine water therapy is catching up fast with dogs across USA, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. Dogs are flocking to the nearest swimming clubs with their owners for a splash in the warm, comfortable water. This therapy is usually conducted by trained professionals in the warmth of an indoor environment. The temperature of the water hovers around 83 degree Celsius or above.
The swimming pool is more like a spa with a decent expanse of water. So, most of the pooches are put on life jackets for safety purposes. Some owners even take the help of doggles to keep water out of their eyes. Therapists have corroborated that dogs with water phobia also develop a love for it with continuous exposure.
Dogs with musculoskeletal problems are supposed to benefit most from the swim therapy. But it is also recommended by veterinarians for dogs who undergo surgery because it puts dogs on the fast track of development.
The major visitors to the swimming club consist of athletic dogs and working dogs. Dogs with behavioral problems and shelter dogs, are also taken to the clubs for helping them tide over the crisis situations. It also gives them a chance to mingle with other pets which paves the way for a strong bonding in the future.
However, dogs with no issues can also savor in the pristine water of the pool and enjoy new games and water toys.
It is in fact the ultimate way to soothe their jangled nerves!
You can log onto Canine Water Therapists for a detailed guideline on where to take your pets for a tryst with the water therapy.