Hydrotherapy for dogs can help alleviate some of the pain from chronic conditions and injuries. If your furry friend suffers from mobility problems, Tampa Bay K-9 Rehabilitation Center provides canine hydrotherapy solutions to get your pal moving again.

Any number of conditions can lead to mobility problems for your dog:

  • Chronic degenerative conditions
  • Surgery
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Age
  • Obesity

Just as with people, our animal friends can become trapped in a cycle of immobility. Exercise is often the best approach to recovery, but exercise can be difficult and painful.  As activity decreases, the condition worsens, and exercise becomes even more painful. Hydrotherapy for dogs provides comfortable, supportive therapy that will help your pet regain lost flexibility.

Hydrotherapy for dogs allows your companion to rebuild muscle tone in a safe and pain-free environment. At Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center, our underwater treadmill offers both buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure to support joints. The fluid resistance provided by the water helps tone and rebuild muscle so your buddy can begin to enjoy normal activities again.

Our swim tank will give your best friend a safe, temperature-controlled pool for a vigorous swim. Don’t simply assume that you have to watch your pet “slow down” as he ages. We are delighted to see many of our older patients perk up and exercise vigorously, once the pressure on their joints is alleviated. Hydrotherapy for dogs, either swimming or exercise on the underwater treadmill, can arrest the progress of many degenerative conditions.

Hydrotherapy for dogs is a fun activity that gives your canine pal a wide range of benefits that extend beyond the actual therapy session:

  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Increased activity

Your family’s companion can build muscle and lose weight with fun and challenging therapy exercises.  As your dog achieves better muscle tone, painful joints are relieved of some of the burden they carry. With regular canine hydrotherapy, you will begin to notice a renewed vigor in older dogs and a return to normal activity for injured or post-surgical pups.

Since 2004, Dr. Mark C. Brown has been helping area dogs recover their full range of motion.  Located within Central Animal Hospital, our staff and facilities are well equipped to provide safe and effective therapies to restore the maximal mobility to canine companions of any age, breed or size.

In addition to hydrotherapy for dogs, we offer state-of-the-art treatments for all pets with mobility issues:

  • Massage
  • Chiropractic
  • Thera-Ball
  • Hot moist heat therapy

We keep up with all of the latest techniques and equipment to assure that not only does your furry pal enjoy his visit, but also that he receives the maximum therapeutic benefit as well. Let us design an individualized treatment plan for your pet.

We offer a wide range of therapeutic and rehabilitative services in St. Petersburg and Clearwater for the entire Tampa Bay area. Stop by and let us introduce your pooch to our underwater treadmill or swim tank. We also offer the best dry-land exercise facilities for your pet, including stairs, ramps and rails.

Dr. Brown and all of his dedicated team members are committed to utilizing the best equipment and the latest veterinary knowledge for the well-being of all of our clients. Dr. Brown is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. He received advanced specialized training through the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee.

We encourage you stop by our facility and let us demonstrate how hydrotherapy for dogs can lead to a longer, happier life for your loyal pal. Most pet owners will go to almost any lengths to keep their animals happy and pain-free. Treat your pet right by checking out the high-quality services that we offer at Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center.

We are proud to specialize in hydrotherapy for dogs and canine rehabilitative services. We’ll put a spring back in your pooch’s step and a smile on his face!

Our Goal

Our goal here at Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center is to help your dog lead a healthier, more active lifestyle through:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Restoring mobility from injury or surgery
  • Strengthening muscles

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