Canine Hydrotherapy

Welcome to Tomlinsons Hydrotherapy Centre

Hydrotherapy/Fun Swims ONLY £25 per session

BUY 10 sessions get 2 sessions FREE!!!

First Assessment £35!

Tomlinsons Hydrotherapy Centre is committed to providing a safe and clean environment in which your dog can enjoy the benefits of fitness and good health in a friendly atmosphere. Our Canine Hydrotherapy Centre is based on our grounds along with the rest of our facilities. We are confident that not only will your dog benefit from their time spent with us but that you and your dog will enjoy the experience!

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Dog Hydrotherapy

Why choose Tomlinsons for Hydrotherapy?

The hydrotherapy centre is purpose built and houses a separately heated pool in central heated surroundings. It is made to accommodate all requirements and is ideal for any size of dog. The size and the unique shape not only allows even large dogs to fully extend their limbs but it also allows for free-swimming. This gives free movement and direction with no sharp turns – this could cause undue strain on dogs with spinal problems.

The pool has the added benefit of a free walking graduation so that the dog can enter and exit the pool with the minimum amount of effort and no stress!

We have been providing hydrotherapy to dogs for 8 years and we will always provide the best treatment, attention and care to each dog on an individual basis.

Our aim is to make your pets experience as stress free as possible and to develop a trusting bond so that they look forward to their next session. This will enable your dog to enjoy quick, direct and maximum benefit from the best personalised exercise regime possible for their recovery.

Making Tomlinsons the best, most cost effective hydrotherapy centre in operation

About Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a form therapy used as treatment for chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, pre-operative maintenance and general fitness in dogs. It can be used as an alternative to weight bearing exercises and medication.

Hydrotherapy is known to improve the overall health and general fitness level of canines. It can help your dog with:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cruciate Ligament Damage Pre And
  • Post Op
  • Patella Luxations
  • Spinal Conditions Including
  • Neurological Cases
  • Mobility Improvement
  • Obesity In Conjunction With Diet
  • Restriction
    Agility

Hydrotherapy can be used as part of the rehabilitation process and help speed recovery after operations allowing damaged or repairing limbs and supporting tissue the chance to repair and improve without the pain of weight bearing exercises. The limb could also become immobile due to lack of movement resulting in muscle wastage – this can occur very quickly when a painful limb is not being used properly and weight bearing exercises are not an option.

Hydrotherapy can be used to maintain the dogs’ current condition before an operation. It is beneficial for a dog to be in the best possible condition prior to surgery. Water exercise and Swimming is an ideal way to increase cardiovascular fitness and general health. This is especially important if the dog is unable to exercise or is restricted due to its condition.

Water Therapy can be used to slow the progression of degenerative conditions. Certain degenerative conditions can make normal weight bearing exercises difficult. It can put pressure on joints and limbs which can aggravate some conditions, so hydrotherapy is used in these circumstances to allow the dog to exercise freely with no pressure on the affected area(s), in an environment where their body is supported.
Obese dogs may need to exercise to lose weight and help prevent or improve conditions brought on by their size. They can get the required exercise needed without excessive pressure and strain being put on their limbs, joints and organs (Heart) to help build fitness and lose weight.

Dog hydrotherapy may be used as part of a general health and fitness routine especially as most dogs love the water and find it both rewarding and fun to have a splash around!

Advice & Guidance

Our hydro-therapist is fully trained and has over eight years experience with canine hydrotherapy.
 
We are fully compliant with Health & Safety regulations and have been inspected by the local authorities.
Our fully trained hydro-therapist is in the position to understand the needs of each individual dog and to administer the correct therapy to achieve maximum, beneficial results.
 
There is no one set programme and each session will be tailored to the individual dogs’ requirements and fitness level.
 
We advise that you consult your veterinary surgeon prior to treatment.
 
We may need to contact your vet before a booking is made to obtain confirmation of good health. We also have a vet available should additional advice or treatment be required.
 
Whenever possible we will encourage you, as the owner, to be part of the session.
 
To ensure all dogs are given the same time and attention, we would appreciate your co-operation in ensuring you dog is here within plenty of time to start the therapy.
 
Your dog may only swim for a few minutes initially, to assess them and in order that we can regularly check their temperature and ensure against over-exertion.
 
Many pet insurance companies now cover hydrotherapy treatment if referred by a veterinary surgeon - please check with your insurer.
 
Please do not feed your dog for at least 4 hours prior to swimming.
 
We have a dryer available if required. Please bring a towel or dog rug for your journey home.
 
Sessions are available in either 30minute or 60minute timeslots. Session time represents total time in the hydrotherapy centre. Please enquire for our current prices.
  • Treatment bookings can be made up to 4weeks in advance
  • Bitches in season cannot be accepted during the duration of their season
  • Floatation aids will be used at the discretion of the hydro-therapist
  • Collars must be worn by all dogs whilst on the premises
  • All dogs must be on a lead whilst on the premises
  • Please do not enter the pool area if another dog is in the pool
  • Only dogs previously assessed will be allowed to use the pool
  • Numbers are restricted to 2 dogs in 30minutes and 4 dogs in 60minutes
  • We ask that all children are supervised at all times within the pool area

Cancellation Policy

Advanced fees are now payable at the time of booking.
Minimum notice of 48 hours is required in order to re-schedule appointments

No refunds are given

Consecutive cancellations without a viable reason will result in the cancellation of the treatment and any further/future bookings without prior notification. This will be exercised at our discretion.

Please make sure that your dog has been to the toilet before your appointment. If your dog fouls in the pool the session will be over so that it can be cleaned .

Unfortunately we cannot except faecal incontinence dogs.

Please clean up after your dog

Fun Swims Available!

"Bruce loves his weekly swims.
Thank you, girls, for taking care of our lovely boy""

Mr and Mrs Harris

"Service has always been absolutely 5*"

Mrs Blood

"Top class service!!! 
Idyllic location, clean and excellent facilities."

P Green

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