Fitness isn't just for humans. The truth is, physical activity is important for pets, too! With inactivity and obesity on the rise in the pet community, Skippack Animal Hospital wants to help keep your companions healthy and at an ideal body weight. However, for some pets, it's not as easy to get the exercise they need. This may be due to mobility issues, obesity, or high-energy and athletic pets that need an abundance of physical activity to stay fit and happy.
Hydrotherapy is a fun way to get your pet moving. Water provides therapeutic effects that lessen impact and injury while providing greater fluidity of motion. Our medical team is highly trained to work with pets of all ages, sizes, and breeds. We assure you that your pet will only move at a pace that is comfortable for him or her.
Hydrotherapy helps pets with:
Curious if the underwater treadmill is right for your pet?
Mobility issues can affect pets of all ages, and the underwater treadmill provides the benefits of a great workout without the weight-bearing environment. Hydrotherapy allows pets with mobility issues to strengthen their muscles and tendons without added pressure on the joints.
High-energy & athletic pets are presented with an added fitness challenge on the underwater treadmill. This form of conditioning also makes a pet's muscles stronger and improves cardiovascular endurance.
Obese & overweight pets can lose extra pounds and achieve an ideal body weight with hydrotherapy. The water's buoyancy reduces weight-bearing stress while, at the same time, increasing metabolic demand and improving muscle strength because of the natural resistance provided by the water.