Swim to recovery: canine hydrotherapy healing
Gentle Dog Care
This unique book gives hydrotherapy the exposure it deserves, exploring this treatment, which can improve your dog's well-being and quality of life. The anatomy and physiology of dogs is examined, as well as the treatment and management of certain medical conditions, with real life case studies provided to demonstrate hydrotherapy's positive effects.
Exploring canine hydrotherapy, rehabilitation and weight management, and how these can improve your dog’s well-being, this unique book reveals how hydrotherapy – a type of aquatic exercise – can help prevent and treat medical problems and pre-/post-operative conditions in dogs, and can also be used for rehabilitation and maintaining health and fitness in your dog.
Obesity is one of the most common issues that domestic dogs face today, and this book brings awareness to the matter, suggesting preventative measures and simple husbandry tips that the owner can use to safeguard their dog’s welfare.
Supplemented by illustrations and colour photographs of patients undergoing rehabilitation, this book is ideal for all dog owners.
- One of the few books on the subject
- Explains canine hydrotherapy
- Actual case studies of dogs at the Animal Magic Fitness Centre
- Awareness of alternative/complementary treatments for dogs
- A hydrotherapist at work
- Illustrated anatomy to explain conditions
- Photographs of patients undergoing rehabilitation
- Examines canine health issues, clinical signs, prevention, treatment
- Weight management and fitness
Emily has a life-long interest in animals and, as a keen enthusiast, is dedicated to helping them live happy and healthy lives.
A graduate of Writtle College, Emily studied Animal Management, writing her dissertation on the effects of hydrotherapy and gait analysis, studying dogs with hip dysplasia, as well as healthy subjects.
A keen enthusiast of hydrotherapy, a dedicated dog lover and owner, Emily has worked as Assistant Groomer and Supervisor at Animal Magic hydrotherapy, fitness and grooming centre since 2006, and is fully qualified from NARCH (National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists), and CHA (Canine Hydrotherapy Association).
Emily aims to educate and help promote awareness of issues that may affect, and resolve, problems relating to animal health, welfare and wellbeing.
Format Paperback • 205 x 205mm • 128 pages • 104 colour and 5 b&w pictures