North Wales Canine Hydrotherapy
Tuesday..9.00am to 4.30pm
Wednesday..Afternoon to late Evening
Thursday..9.00am to 4.00pm
Friday..9.00am to 6.30pm
Saturday..9.00am to 4.00pm
Swimming by appointment only please
Single session £24, second dog within same session £10.
Block booking of 6 sessions for one dog £119 (£19.83 per session)
Block booking of 6 sessions for two dogs £179 (29.83 per session)
Prices include VAT
Many pet insurance policies cover hydrotherapy costs.
This depends on the dog, the condition and veterinary advice, but most Rehab programmes would involve swimming twice a week for the first three weeks and then once a week for another 6 weeks (ie. 12 sessions). Weight management, Fitness and Fun programmes are usually weekly.
We allocate at least an hour for the first session, in order to give the dog plenty of time to get used to us and the surroundings before they get wet. After this half an hour is usually enough for the whole process . We allow plenty of extra time for people who bring 2 or 3 dogs to a session to make sure we have time to dry them properly etc.
Swimming is a strenous exercise. We strongly recommend that your dog is "checked out" by your own vet prior to the first appointment.
Please do not ask us to swim a dog with a medical problem without the prior approval of your vet, as it is unlikely that we will agree. We provide blank referral forms with the brochures that are available at local veterinary practises, or alternatively contact us and we will fax or e-mail a blank copy to you or your vet.
A large number of dogs that come to us have never ventured out of their depth before. An experienced member of staff will be in the pool
with your dog for the duration of the session, and we will continue to do this at future sessions for as long as the dog needs us to.
We go out of our way to get the dog to enjoy the experience, and as a result many of the non-swimmers have become real water babies (see the "our customers" section).
It is very rare for a dog to have to be dragged in the door, even our most reluctant swimmers love the fuss and the drying so much that they forgive us the "wet bit" in the middle!
The quick answer is no. Whilst we know they can be useful in some situations, we firmly believe that pool based rehab, carried out by experienced operators who are prepared to get into the pool and gently encourage/aid movement is just as effective, and less stressful for the dog. Our track record and positive feedback from local vets and specialist surgeons over the last 13 years tends to support this view.
Many dogs come to us after the physical and mental trauma of an accident or an operation. It is quite understandable for these dogs to be nervous of unfamiliar surroundings, and we will do our best to put the dog at ease. If you are worried about your dogs reaction you are welcome to pay us a "social" visit (by appointment please). This will let the dog have a sniff around and get used to us and the place while you have a cup of tea!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.