Bolholt Industrial Estate
- Dog hydrotherapy & physio in Lancashire
- Rehabilitation & fitness pool in Bury
- Any dog welcome to swim
- Safe, friendly & caring environment
- Other pet related services:
- Dog training
Aqua Dogs - Dog Hydrotherapy & Physio in Lancashire
Aqua Dogs welcome any dog regardless of size, breed and age to swim whether it is for recuperation from operations or injuries, to lose weight, to improve their cardiovascular fitness, for physical fitness or purely to swim for fun.
We work hard to ensure both dog and owner enjoy their hydrotherapy experience in a relaxed and friendly environment, with owners taking part in the sessions to encourage their dog.
Although we do not permit owners to enter the pool we do request owners wear suitable clothing and footwear so as to encourage their pet from the sides. Our goal is to ensure that your dog has an excellent quality of life and is a happy dog.
We ensure we provide a safe, friendly and caring environment for your dog to either use the facilities of our Hydrotherapy Rehabilitation and fitness pool, Grooming Salon or for our other facilities including dog training and physiotherapy.
The definition of hydrotherapy is a physiotherapy programme utilising properties of water. The programme should be specified for a patient to maximise physical function. Either by rehabilitating due to injury, medical condition or operation, or for performance enhancement, for example, an agility dog or a working gun dog.
Working in water is either controlled or non-weight bearing and therefore has low impact on any joints. Which enables the patient to work a bit harder without causing too much distress on the joints/muscles.
Paula qualified as a human physiotherapist in 1994 and undertook further training to specialise in treating animals in 2005. I am a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. Physiotherapy for animals can be beneficial for a variety of conditions including post operative orthopaedic conditions, fractures, osteoarthritis, neurological problems, sporting and soft tissue/joint injuries, spinal conditions or performance problems in the working or sporting dog. Physiotherapy enhances the recovery process and aims to enable the dog to return to full function. Veterinary permission must be gained before physiotherapy treatment can begin.
I will assess the dog fully on the initial consultation and discuss a treatment plan with the owner. Treatment can include exercises, mobilisations, soft tissue work, electrotherapy and advice. Physiotherapy works well in conjunction with hydrotherapy to improve the wellbeing of the dog.
We take great care in making your dog comfortable and happy to ensure they enjoy the grooming process. We welcome all dogs including large or nervous and we work to your dogs’ individual needs. You are also welcome to a free consultation, look around our facilities, introduce a nervous dog or puppy to the grooming environment or just have a chat about any dog grooming requirements. Please give us a call before turning up.
Grooming appointments include:
One warm water bath and one warm water shower for older larger dogs
Styling the pet to the breed profile while respecting specific requests of the pet owner
Cologne spray, if required