Now offering Warm Water Swimming Services!
North Texas Canine Massage has partnered with Boat Club Road Animal Hospital to offer the latest in canine services, “WaterWork”! Warm
Water Swimming is a safe and effective way to improve their muscle strength, endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, range of motion and agility. It also helps improve their heart rate and oxygen level.
"This is a form of treatment for dogs that goes beyond words! As with people, hydrotherapy for dogs is so amazingly beneficial it does not compare with any other form of therapy. Hydrotherapy for dogs is one of the greatest investments you can make for your pet. It removes years off of their life and helps with so many illnesses and conditions it is impossible to describe in a few words." - Helga Schmitt, Health for Dogs
Warm water swimming for your dog decreases their pain & inflammation and increases their circulation & flexibility of muscles. Warm water also has a calming effect on their mentality, is a natural anti-inflammatory and known for its natural healing powers. Dogs with arthritis or injuries enjoy the feel of the warm water on their body.
Swimming is easy on their joints and gives them a great workout. Swimming is a safe and efficient way to accelerate their muscular strength and endurance.
Warm Water Swimming is beneficial for:
Krista offers the following WaterWork Services:
- hip dysplasia
- joint problems
- walking difficulties
- back problems
- knee issues
- overweight dogs
- before & after surgery
- and so much more!
This is a gentle swim, specifically designed for your dog and its needs. Krista works closely with the veterinarian and their recommendations to ensure your dog receives the appropriate work.
What to Expect at Your Dog's Session -
Some dogs will jump right in to the water and other dogs take a while to get used to it. They may be scared, so we'll need to be patient. Your dog is in an unfamiliar place with new people, and not sure what is expected of him. As your dog becomes more familiar with the pool, me, the surroundings and understands the focus is on him, he will relax and enjoy the swim session.
How to Prepare Your Dog for their Session -
Using a Lifejacket -
- Do not feed them for 3-4 hours before their scheduled session.
- Ensure their toenails are trimmed.
- Also, please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled session to walk your dog and allow them to relieve their bowels and bladder before swimming.
Sometimes dogs are insecure in a new body of water and panic, splashing with their front paws and causing their back legs and hips to drop down in the water. A life jacket helps to keep your dog’s back and hips in good alignment, and teaches them how to swim correctly. If your dog has had surgery or an injury, the life jacket will also give them more confidence in the water.
1 dog, 30 minute session: $45.00
2-3 dogs, 60 minute session: $80.00
Purchase a Package of 5 sessions and receive $5.00 off per session!
Sessions can also be tailored to meet any specific needs of your dog(s).
To schedule a session for your dog, please call 817-236-2000. For more information, please email Krista.
Krista offers Warm Water Swimming services at the following location:
Boat Club Road Animal Hospital
9635 Boat Club Road
Fort Worth, TX 76179
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