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Canine Hydrotherapy


About Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is very beneficial to dogs of all fitness levels. Not only is it fun,

the exercise is vital for keeping your dog happy and healthy. In five minutes

swimming in our pool, your dogs will expend the same amount of energy as

they would on a five mile walk. We also offer rehabilitation to dogs with injuries,

such as: hip/elbow dysplasia, cruciate ligament damage, arthritis and more.

Swimming with your dog

This is currently only possible during the non assisted sessions.

We allow and encourage you to come in and swim with your dog. We have

changing rooms and you may swim in whatever you feel most comfortable in,

whether its a swim costume/bikini, shorts & T-shirt or a wet suit! After your

swim session you will be directed to the drying area - we have showers for you

and your dogs, as well as dryers for the dogs (we recommend you still bring a

towel for your dog as some don't like dryers).


Before the swim

Before coming for your session, please ensure you allow your dog ample time

to go to the toilet, as accidents in the pool, although very infrequent, are charged

at £75 - this is because we may have to close the pool for a while afterwards. 

Also, please don't feed your dog within 2 hours before you come, and for at

least 2 hours afterwards.




Terms And Conditions Of Hydrotherapy at K9 Swim Ltd

  • All dogs to be kept on a lead or carried at all times in the centre unless in the pool room. Your dog may be very friendly, but please respect other users of the centre as dogs recovering from injury or nervous dogs will require space.


  • Do not enter the pool room until a member of staff advises it is safe to do so. 

  • Buoyancy aids are provided for the safety of your dog. Customers swimming their dogs without these during non-assisted sessions do so at their own risk.

  • It is imperative to minimise water intake during your dog's hydrotherapy session, if your dog has swallowed lots of water, please speak to a Hydrotherapist for advice on how to minimise this.

  • We don't recommend that a dog jumps into the pool without using the ramp as this may cause injury. Customers allowing this, do so at their own risk.

  • Cancellations or changes to appointments must be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. Any changes within 24 hours will be subject to the full session cost

  • Missed appointments will be charged in full

  • Dogs with upset stomachs are strictly not allowed to swim. Please contact a member of staff to re-schedule your appointment.

  • IF your dog soils the pool area, please use the cleaning equipment provided and inform a member of staff if you need further assistance.

  • IF your dog soils in the pool, there is a cleaning charge of £75.  This bearly covers the chemical cost and doesn't account for any down time. Please ensure your dogs have been given every opportunity to go to the toilet before their swim.

  • Please be aware that hydrotherapy is a very high intensity form of exercise. Caution must be given to those with heart conditions, over weight, unfit and ageing dogs. where shorter sessions are recommended. During non-assisted sessions, your dog is your responsibility.

  • During assisted sessions the hydrotherapists are trained and experienced to monitor your dog and gauge how much exercise they are safely capable of. However, as with all forms of exercise, there are certain risks involved however minimal. By accepting these terms and conditions you accept responsibility for these risks and confirm that to your knowledge your dog is a suitable candidate for hydrotherapy. All dogs should be seen by a veterinarian prior to starting hydrotherapy sessions to confirm they are a safe candidate for hydrotherapy. It is your responsibility to get this confirmation prior to starting hydrotherapy.

We are full members of IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapies) 

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