After suffering an injury or surgery pets’ muscles started to atrophy due to the trauma. Because of this, it is very important to start a rehabilitation process in which the pet can begin to regain strength in its muscles and mobility until it can carry out its normal activities.
Hydrotherapy for pets must be one of these rehabilitation processes to help your pet to recovered. This rehabilitation therapy is carried out on underwater treadmills that take advantage of the natural properties of the water such as, buoyancy, viscosity, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure, for muscular mobility recovery since it allows pets to have subtle movements without excessive pressure or force.
During water immersion, all organ systems relax and stimulate at the same time, making it possible to calm skin conditions and relieve pain while reducing stress and challenging the pet’s metabolic and hormonal functions.
Besides contributing to physical rehabilitation, pet hydrotherapy can be favorable for a wide variety of disabling conditions, as:
- It helps in the recovery of muscle injuries, joint degeneration, and paralysis.
- It promotes circulation, which is beneficial for the skin and hair.
- Improves digestion.
- Increases drainage of lymph nodes, helping to release toxins from the body.
- It helps to lose extra grams or kilos since it is a low-impact exercise for the body.
There is no doubt, hydrotherapy for pets is an excellent alternative for the recovery of physical injuries. While at the same time contributes to the well-being of the animal since it allows rigorous cardiovascular training under reduced impact and stress on the joints.
At IASS Ingeniería we have the Hudson Aquatic AquaPaws underwater treadmill series designed to improve pets’ lives; If you want to know more about them, do not hesitate to contact us.