House of Hydro provides the following treatments: Rehabilitation, Fun & Fitness, Weight Loss and Puppy Confidence.
Your dog’s initial assessment/session will take approximately 1 hour and costs a one off payment of £45 with a free second session (if booked during this Initial session).
House of Hydro will discuss your dog’s history, fitness and any medical conditions or veterinary treatments they are receiving. It is important for you and your dog to take a look around and become familiar with this new environment. A photograph and/or video of your dog both walking on land and if suitable in the water will be taken at this time. If a dog has come in for weight loss their weight will also be recorded.
After the consultation has finished and the hydrotherapist is happy there are no contraindications your dog will have their first experience of the pool. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Your future sessions will be unique to your dog and an individual program will be developed and tailored, however the main focus will be getting your dog used to the water and enjoying their time in the pool.
THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR
Before your session please ensure that your dog has not eaten anything in the last 3 hours and that they have been to the toilet.
Please bring with you your own dog towel.
House of Hydro encourage owners’ participation in the session, it is suggested you wear suitable clothing and footwear as you may get wet.
Please do not feed your dog for at least an hour after treatment
A veterinary consent form is required for your dog to received hydrotherapy treatment. No dog will be treated without this form as it ensures the hydrotherapist has a complete picture of your dog's condition, behaviour, clinical history and any cautions or contraindications for hydrotherapy. Please be aware that your dog may not swim in this Initial session, so please do not be disheartened if they don’t get in the pool the first time.
All dogs are given a warm shower before entering the pool. This not only helps the dogs muscles to warm up, but also ensures the quality of the pool water remains high.
Following a session your dog will again be showered off, removing the chlorinated water. A shampoo will be applied if requested.
Dogs are dried with an “EasiDri” grooming towel, which absorbs the water quickly from their coats. A blaster dryer is then used, which has variable speeds. (If your dog is not used to the sound or use of a hairdryer please inform the therapist)