canine water treadmill

Give your dog the most fun & unique form of safe and low impact exercise!

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Using an underwater treadmill is a form of hydrotherapy. This term simply means “the therapeutic use of water.” Aquatic therapy has been popular in human medicine and exercise for a long time.  Using an underwater treadmill is often recommended by a veterinarian after injury or surgery to aid in their recovery.  While we don’t offer physical therapy services at Fit Dog, the underwater treadmill is also used for strength & conditioning in sporting, working and all pet dogs. It can be used in weight management efforts in over or under weight dogs.

Our Hudson underwater treadmill was designed to improve the lives of canines and small animals by offering low-impact, high-resistance therapy or workouts, optimal training and conditioning and weight loss. The natural properties of warm water (buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure) provide a rigorous cardiovascular workout with reduced impact and stress on joints.

  • Buoyancy from the water allows for up to 60% reduced weight-bearing movements that are easier on joints and tissue.
  • Decreased compression on joints so that full range of motion can be met during movements.
  • The water is warm which gives therapeutic benefits of relaxing muscles and joints
  • Walking supported on a treadmill allows for full range of motion and muscle extension as opposed to the different movements necessary for swimming in a pool.
  • Treadmill therapy can help dogs build muscle and stamina and it can even help improve cardiovascular health through low-impact exercise.
  • It’s unique and different which builds confidence and adds change to their normal routine!

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