Lhasa Apso with vet

Hydrotherapy and physiotherapy

Cranmore Vets have the enviable position of being located at ChesterGates, a leading specialist-led multi-disciplinary referral hospital which means that we can offer extensive services and expertise to our clients on one site.

With experience of physiotherapy and veterinary nursing, our physiotherapists treat patients in the largest dedicated hydrotherapy and physiotherapy unit for small animals in the North West at ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists.

Wellness and conditioning – fun swims

Before embarking on any hydrotherapy or physiotherapy, you must ask that your usual veterinary surgeon examines and gives permission for your pet to attend sessions at the hydrotherapy centre at ChesterGates. It is a good idea to ensure that your pet’s annual booster vaccinations are up to date as well.

On your first visit you and your pet will meet with the rehab team for an initial evaluation of your pet’s fitness. A hydrotherapy programme will be established, which may consist of both water treadmill and pool work.

Benefits to your pet:

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased endurance
  • Increase muscular strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased weight loss
  • Increased joint movement.

The wellness programme helps:

  • Overweight pets
  • Pets suffering from arthritis
  • Maintain fitness levels of sporting dogs.

Fun swims

We have recently introduced fun swims for healthy pets. Some dogs are natural swimmers and others are not so confident in the water. We offer buoyancy aids and assistance in the water to help your pet become accustomed to swimming. Swim times are increased with each session to a maximum of 20 minutes in the pool.

Did you know that five minutes swimming in the pool is equivalent to a 10-15 minute run? To find out more please contact us on 01244 853 823.

Special offer: Buy five swimming sessions and get the sixth one free!

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