Conditions that Benefit

Most dogs will cope quite happily with hydrotherapy as a form of exercise. However it is essential to get advice from your Veterinary Surgeon before taking your animal for treatment. For the welfare and safety of your dog all CHA members will liaise with your Veterinary Surgeon prior to commencing therapy.


  • Pre and post-operative conditioning
  • Osteoarthritis – reduced pain and increased mobility
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia – especially useful for young dogs who are restricted to lead exercise
  • DM – degenerative myelopathy
  • Spinal injuries
  • Recovering from injuries – including fracture, soft tissue and neurological damage
  • Cranial cruciate ligament injuries and post-operative recovery
  • Muscle strengthening maintenance and restoration
  • Relief of pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Relaxation of muscle spasms
  • Cardiovascular fitness (heart and lungs)
  • Obesity (weight loss in conjunction with diet)
  • Mental well being