Why Hydrotherapy is good for your dog

Health | Fitness | Rehabilitation

Hydrotherapy for dogs is a truly wonderful form of non weight bearing exercise. It uses almost every muscle in the body while placing no undue pressure on the joints. Our large warm pool allows your dog to exercise and move freely in a safe, clean and controlled environment.

Hydrotherapy is great for general health and fitness, as well as rehabilitation following surgery, and to help maintain mobility in ageing dogs.

It has proven benefits for the following conditions, which may or may not have had surgical interventions:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip and Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Patella luxation
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc rupture
  • Spondylosis and Spondylitis

Why take your dog swimming

  • Dogs need a lot of exercise and you don’t have enough hours in the day.

  • You may be injured but your dog needs exercise.

  • Your dog need expert help during recovery from surgery or injury

Before your dog comes for its first swim, whether that is for fun and fitness or rehabilitation, we require a completed consent form from your vet (click here to download). This makes sure we have an up to date history so we can provide the best experience for you and your dog.

Our Treatments

and their benefits


Hydrotherapy can have significant benefits in aiding your dog’s healing and recovery rate after surgery or injury, increasing the chance of a successful return to full fitness.

Magnetic Therapy

It is seen as a safe and simple method of treating various disorders, often producing positive results without side effects or much expense.

Massage Therapy

Canine massage is gaining recognition as a powerful tool in the natural healing processes of the body and it's benefits to the overall well-being of a dog.


Canine Physiotherapy is “passive” stretching, when the action is brought about by the therapist and not by the effort of the dog.

Frequently Asked Questions

everything you need to know

We know that you may have lots of questions about Canine Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy and Massage, and how they relate to your dog. So, we have attempted to address some of the more common questions that our customers have asked about the treatments we offer.

Meet Our Team

our great team of qualified staff
Anne Johnson

Anne Johnson


My name is Anne and I have owned a dedicated pool for swimming dogs since 1992, based in Preston.

Jo Bruce

Jo Bruce

Canine Hydrotherapist

I have helped out at Canine Therapies for a number of years and have swum my own dogs in order to keep them in peak fitness.

What Our Clients Say

Customer Reviews

It was the vets words that delight me most – due to Kimba’s swimming sessions before the operation. Her muscle tone has improved so much that this would definitely aid her recovery process. With the muscle helping support the knee area.

Jane Taylor, Blackpool

regular customer

Having the sessions has made a tremendous difference to Jake he is a lot more free in his limbs and it amazes me how high he can get his back end now!

Debbie Edwards

regular customer

From being a tired, slightly sad little dog, he has become bright and alert, his ears almost constantly pricked, and he looks and acts as if he were five years younger than his true age.

CR, Southport

regular customer