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Canine Water Therapy

Buoyancy ~ Resistance ~ Warmth

Doggone Day Spaw offers a therapeutic and nurturing environment to enhance the overall well being of your companion animals.  Specializing in geriatric pain management and mobility improvement, Vonni's skilled and intuitive aquatic bodywork can greatly enhance your dog's quality of life.  Canine Water Therapy can provide relief from arthritis, hip dysplasia, and nerve sensitivity, as well as assist in rehabilitation from injury, illness or surgery.

Aquatic bodywork uses the buoyancy, resistance, and warmth of the water to provide benefits not available "on land."  Buoyancy refers to the “upward” force on the body when it is in water – as opposed to the “downward” force of gravity when on land. Pressure on weight-bearing joints is greatly reduced, making a full range of motion possible. The natural support of the joints provided by movement in the water gives protection from injury and often eases pain from injury or chronic conditions such as arthritis.

Resistance on the muscles in water is many times that of movement in air. Just simple walking through the water can help to build greater strength than walking on land, as well as providing important aerobic benefits. Swimming combines an increased resistance on the muscles with a fuller range of motion, making it an excellent form of exercise, as well as therapy. Companion animals recovering from injury or surgery, or those preparing to undergo a surgical procedure, are excellent candidates for warm water therapy.

Warmth can assist in improving circulation, increasing flexibility and promoting relaxation. This aids in achieving greater relief of muscle tension and increased range of motion.

Benefits of Water Therapy

When the benefits of warm water are combined with massage, the results are remarkable. Massage and swimming are especially good for:

  • Pre- and Post-Surgery/Injuries

  • Arthritis

  • Amputation

  • Obesity and Weight Management

  • Competition and Show Conditioning

  • Rescue Training

  • Relaxation and Anxiety Reduction

  • Reducing Risk of Injury

  • Chronic Pain and Poor Mobility

  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
    (With or Without Paralysis)

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Geriatric Fitness

  • Mental Stimulation

  • Building Confidence

  • Reducing Healing Period After Injury

Pricing & Payment Pawlicy

Sessions are $100 (60 minutes). A package of eight sessions is $760.

Doggone Day Spaw currently accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Payment is required at the time of service. Thank you!

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Are you ready to help your dog walk more easily?  See him play fetch again?  Watch him climb the stairs to sleep on your bed?  Then it's time to see what Canine Water Therapy can do for your precious companion!