Hydrotherapy, or water cure, for dogs is a form of occupational or physiotherapy that uses water resistance to rehabilitate injuries and relieve pain.
From Greek roots, the word hydrotherapy means “water healing.” But does this type of therapy have benefits for dogs? Let’s find out.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Dogs
- Provides relief from pain, swelling, and stiffness
- Strengthens muscles
- Alleviates muscle spasms
- Increases range of motion
- Heals tissues
- Promotes cardiovascular fitness
- Helps in faster recovery from injuries