Dog Swimming

Most dogs love swimming; it is interesting watching how different dogs react and play around water.

Just like humans, some dive, some paddle, some swim non-stop and a very small percentage don’t enjoy it.

Luckily at the doggy day care centre we have a purposed built pool – big enough and deep enough for a dog to swim yet small enough for us to manage the water without the use of dangerous chemicals.

Dog swimming is great, it’s safe and is one of the only exercises that dogs will work 100% of all muscles.

Some of the other benefits are:

  • Increases the range & flexibility of joints
  • Aids weight loss
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves Cardio

At the day care centre we care for two dogs with mild dysplasia, we have found the dog swimming sessions have really help them relive the pressure and increase muscle mass.

We generally use the pool to introduce dog swimming to dogs, for fun and as an aid to cool down during the summer months.

I have also been known to get in the pool with the dogs whilst on dog lifeguard duty, all part of the job!

It’s important to remember that most pools contain dangerous chemicals, considering a dog will always drink and swallow large amounts, certain procedures are required and dogs certainly shouldn’t swim in a pool designed and maintained for humans.

If you dog requires hydrotherapy treatment we would recommend using, based in Surrey

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