The Pool. Our 12ft by 10ft Westcoast pool is equipped with
2 anti-swim jets enabling us to create a precise flow of water for
your dog to swim against. The pool access is by a ramp or by a specially
designed hoist. Dogs are swum in a flotation jacket or harness,
and may be free swum or tethered, depending on the size of the dog
and condition being treated.
The Spa. The water in the spa
is warmer than the pool being kept at 38 degrees C A spell in the
spa will stimulate blood flow helping to improve circulation to
the muscles and joints before swimming. The bubbles produce a massaging
effect which most dogs thoroughly enjoy!
The Water Treadmill. The water
treadmill has many uses. It can provide an in-between stage from
non-weight bearing exercise to total weight-bearing using the buoyancy
of water at a particular depth to support the dog. It can also be
used to increase fitness by providing resistance by wading through
water. The speed can be carefully controlled to suit the particular
dog being treated.