At the animal hydro we offer swimming as well as state of the art equipment for supplementary therapy. Deep tissue massage is used to stimulate nerve and muscle tissue and is beneficial when the animal is recovering from surgery and requires gentle stretching of muscles and ligaments. We also offer Photizo light therapy and the Bemer 3000 Vet.
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Coppah (a 10 week old Rhodesian Ridgeback) came with his dad (Mr Brown) to learn about water. Mr Brown had his swim with Coppah looking on. He quite liked the feel of the water and will probably take to swimming easily (once he's a little older).
Cameo and her foal Whisper have settled in nicely. Unfortunately we discovered that her front hooves hadn't been maintained and cleaned at her previous stable and she had developed severe abscesses in both of them. The specialist farrier Chato Lackner was called in and he cleaned, trimmed and treated both her feet. Today she looked much more comfortable. The vet was also going to pay her a visit today.
This immediate foot problem needs to be sorted out before any swimming can take place so for the moment she's getting fattened up and having her hooves treated.
Aw, look at that face...don't you feel sorry for him?
Bronco is a cross St Bernard Great Dane puppy. He is only 3 months old and needs treatment for a large wound on his front leg and behind his ear which he sustained from a dog attack. He will be receiving daily Photizo light therapy treatment to close the wound and to prevent infection.
Cameo and her foal Whisper settling into their temporary accomodation
The resident Percherons (Cheyenne and her mom Toulousse) watching Cameo and Whisper with interest.
Cameo (and her foal Whisper) arrived at the hydro on Thursday. She is going to be boarding with us for the duration of her treatment. Cameo has back and hip problems which came about from giving birth to Whisper who was a very large foal. Both of them will stay with us so that Cameo can get regular treatments of massage, the Bemer 3000vet blanket and eventually swimming to rectify her problem.
Totem, the resident Skewbald pony at the hydro and the promoter of the Beemer 3000vet in our promotional material, passed over to the other side last night at 20:30. She was the first large animal on the plot. Her constant companion pony, Ascot, the other horses and her human family, are going to miss her terribly. Totem was 38 years old and was a gentle soul. R.I.P. Totem.
Mr Brown getting his leg measured to see if the exercise is putting on muscle in the right places. Not very dignified having someone measure that close to the unmentionables. The tucked in tail is to preserve his dignity.
Kharma and Mr Brown willing Michelle to drop the treats.
Skye, the golden lab, hates water. She's a regular client at the hydro and is happy to have her massage and light therapy but doesn't want to have anything to do with the pools.
Michelle decided that she needs to at least try to swim as it'll only benefit her and her elbow and hip dysplasia. Holly (her companion) watches from the water's edge trying to get the treats if Skye misses one.
Our policy is never to force an animal into the water (fear will not be beneficial when you need them to co-operate) but to introduce them to it slowly, and in a positive way. Skye is enticed with floating treats and soon forgets about her wet feet.
Look at her!! Chest deep...that's a huge achievement for her.
Wow...right up to her neck...next time she'll be taken deeper (with the life vest) and eventually she will do some proper swimming rehab.
Blaze always arrive in style with his head sticking out of the window
He can hardly wait to greet everyone and go for his swim.
This is how it's done...you just jump in and make the biggest splash you can.
I think the humans are jealous of my lovely recreational swim.
I'm such a clever boy...it must be the German Shepherd in me...no wait...maybe it's the Airedale...
Jayde and Blaze exploring a bit while Blaze gets dry from his swim.
Blaze comes once a month for a recreational swim. He initially came for post operative rehab from a cruciate ligament construction but loved his outing so much that he now comes once a month for a fun swim.