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Whether your canine companion is in need of hydrotherapy, fitness, or recreational swim time with mom or dad, we are here to ensure the ultimate & most memorable experience.

Therapeutic Swimming for Dogs in Park City- Canine Rehabilitation - Dog Water Therapy

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According to Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, a renowned Veterinary Surgeon and Canine Physiologist, one minute of swim for our dogs equals 4 minutes of walking on land. This means that a 30 minute swim session equates to a 2 hour walk! Because swim is an impact free & high resistance exercise, we are able to accomplish much more in a much shorter period of time, with virtually no concussive stress placed on the body. The warmth of the water adds intensity to your dogs workout, and also provides pain & tension relief for our recovering pets. Hydrotherapy is the most ideal and beneficial modality available to our pets for recuperation, exercise and conditioning alike.

All of our aquatic & massage sessions are private and customized the meet the specific needs of your dog. All of our services are rooted in wellness; our goal is to enhance quality of life & longevity by achieving and maintaining optimal health, happiness & overall well –being.

We are the first canine hydrotherapy facility offering warm water swim in Utah, and offer our unique services by appointment only. We are a member of both the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork, and Association of Canine Water Therapy.

Therapeutic Swimming for Dogs in Park City- Canine Rehabilitation - Dog Water Therapy

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According to Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, a renowned Veterinary Surgeon and Canine Physiologist, one minute of swim for our dogs equals 4 minutes of walking on land. This means that a 30 minute swim session equates to a 2 hour walk! Because swim is an impact free & high resistance exercise, we are able to accomplish much more in a much shorter period of time, with virtually no concussive stress placed on the body. The warmth of the water adds intensity to your dogs workout, and also provides pain & tension relief for our recovering pets. Hydrotherapy is the most ideal and beneficial modality available to our pets for recuperation, exercise and conditioning alike.

All of our aquatic & massage sessions are private and customized the meet the specific needs of your dog. All of our services are rooted in wellness; our goal is to enhance quality of life & longevity by achieving and maintaining optimal health, happiness & overall well –being.

We are the first canine hydrotherapy facility offering warm water swim in Utah, and offer our unique services by appointment only. We are a member of both the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork, and Association of Canine Water Therapy.


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Why warm water?

The normal internal body temperature of a canine averages 101 degrees. Pool temperature is maintained at 90 degrees. This heat allows for optimal softening of muscle and connective tissue, and increases circulation. These are two key components to a successful recovery, and unencumbered movement. Water provides unique benefits that no other exercise can: zero impact and high resistance. Impact free exercise is truly the greatest benefit of water therapy. Joints are not stressed, weight is not bared; the body is buoyant and free. Strength, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone and endurance increase, while pain, adhesions, tension, and inflammation are reduced.

What if my dog does not like water?

Affinity towards water is in no way a pre-requisite for water therapy. Many of our most successful canine clients are “non water loving” dogs. We see dogs on a daily basis who do not enjoy swimming or being near water. How do they have such success? Manual support, proper guidance, and a little patience usually does the trick. Our hydrotherapist will assist your dog from start to finish, so your dog is never alone nor is expected to perform outside of his/ her comfort zone. The temperature of the water immediately relaxes and soothes the body. Our space is calm, controlled and private, which helps create the perfect ambiance in which your pet can thrive.

Meet Willow. According to Willow’s owner, she hates water, and was shocked to see how well she responded to her hydrotherapy sessions. Look at her go during her first couple of visits with us. Willow came to us for pre-conditioning prior to receiving TPLO surgery, and post surgery for recovery. She is proof that non-water loving dogs just need to be given the opportunity to succeed.

Psychological Impact of Water Therapy

Many clients are quick to understand the physical impact water therapy has upon the canine body, however many are quite surprised to learn the vast imprint these sessions leave on the mind, allowing for profound healing and growth to take place. After all, water is deeply therapeutic and healing by nature.

We see many dogs coming through our door that have been victims of past abuse or trauma, and are striving to adjust to life with an adoptive family. Others may suffer from dog or human aggression, anxiety, or severe lack of confidence. Above all, when past trauma is a factor, the ability to trust humans is greatly affected. Water therapy exposes the fragile mind to something new and unfamiliar. With strong leadership and loving support from a trained professional, both the hydrotherapist and dog work together to break through the psychological barriers that have prevented harmony.

With patience, positive reinforcement, consistency, and well-established trust, these dogs are able to blossom. Many owners are astounded with the boost of confidence and self -assurance that comes along with our therapeutic sessions. Some of our most successful canine clients have used water therapy as an invaluable tool to clear hurdles that had previously hindered their psychological health and happiness. We set the stage for these dogs to enjoy life as well adjusted, social, secure and happy pups!



Check out our KSL News Segment!

Why warm water?

The normal internal body temperature of a canine averages 101 degrees. Pool temperature is maintained at 90 degrees. This heat allows for optimal softening of muscle and connective tissue, and increases circulation. These are two key components to a successful recovery, and unencumbered movement. Water provides unique benefits that no other exercise can: zero impact and high resistance. Impact free exercise is truly the greatest benefit of water therapy. Joints are not stressed, weight is not bared; the body is buoyant and free. Strength, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone and endurance increase, while pain, adhesions, tension, and inflammation are reduced.

What if my dog does not like water?

Affinity towards water is in no way a pre-requisite for water therapy. Many of our most successful canine clients are “non water loving” dogs. We see dogs on a daily basis who do not enjoy swimming or being near water. How do they have such success? Manual support, proper guidance, and a little patience usually does the trick. Our hydrotherapist will assist your dog from start to finish, so your dog is never alone nor is expected to perform outside of his/ her comfort zone. The temperature of the water immediately relaxes and soothes the body. Our space is calm, controlled and private, which helps create the perfect ambiance in which your pet can thrive.

Meet Willow. According to Willow’s owner, she hates water, and was shocked to see how well she responded to her hydrotherapy sessions. Look at her go during her first couple of visits with us. Willow came to us for pre-conditioning prior to receiving TPLO surgery, and post surgery for recovery. She is proof that non-water loving dogs just need to be given the opportunity to succeed.

Psychological Impact of Water Therapy

Many clients are quick to understand the physical impact water therapy has upon the canine body, however many are quite surprised to learn the vast imprint these sessions leave on the mind, allowing for profound healing and growth to take place. After all, water is deeply therapeutic and healing by nature.

We see many dogs coming through our door that have been victims of past abuse or trauma, and are striving to adjust to life with an adoptive family. Others may suffer from dog or human aggression, anxiety, or severe lack of confidence. Above all, when past trauma is a factor, the ability to trust humans is greatly affected. Water therapy exposes the fragile mind to something new and unfamiliar. With strong leadership and loving support from a trained professional, both the hydrotherapist and dog work together to break through the psychological barriers that have prevented harmony.

With patience, positive reinforcement, consistency, and well-established trust, these dogs are able to blossom. Many owners are astounded with the boost of confidence and self -assurance that comes along with our therapeutic sessions. Some of our most successful canine clients have used water therapy as an invaluable tool to clear hurdles that had previously hindered their psychological health and happiness. We set the stage for these dogs to enjoy life as well adjusted, social, secure and happy pups!



Conditions improved by warm water swim:



Chronic Pain
Muscle Weakness/Atrophy Muscle Tension/Stiffness
Sprains/Strains
Arthritis
Obesity
Inflammation
Dysplasia
Spine/Disc Deterioration
Anxiety
Spinal Strokes
Joint Range of Motion
Behavioral Issues & Confidence

Conditions improved by warm water swim:


Chronic Pain
Muscle Weakness/Atrophy
Muscle Tension/Stiffness
Sprains/Strains
Arthritis
Obesity
Inflammation
Dysplasia
Spine/Disc Deterioration
Anxiety
Spinal Strokes
Joint Range of Motion
Behavioral Issues & Confidence