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Patella Luxation

What is it? Patella luxation occurs when the patella (kneecap) dislocates from the groove along the front of the stifle joint, preventing normal extension of the joint. This is often caused by bone and muscle abnormalities.   Who is affected? This is a disease is common in small dogs, such as chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers and […]

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)

What is it? IVDD is a common spinal condition affecting thousands of dogs each year. IVDD occurs when the intervertebral discs; which allow spinal movement, provide support, and help absorb concussive forces; between the vertebrae degenerate. This causes the spine to have a reduced shock-absorbing ability and can eventually lead to intervertebral disc herniation and […]

Cruciate ligament disease

Cruciate ligament disease occurs in the dog’s stifle, a joint similar to the human knee.  The stifle is a joint where the tibia and femur articulate and the patella, the equivalent of the human kneecap, sits in a groove on the femur. The cruciate ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that form an X over […]

The truth about osteoarthritis

Did you know that 0steoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of lameness in dogs? Did you know that approximately 80% of dogs over the age of 8 suffer from OA? The signs of OA are often very subtle and can easily be overlooked, but unfortunately this condition is the leading cause of premature euthanasia […]

Veterinary Referral

                                When you register for your dog to come to our hydrotherapy centre, we ask for lots of details about you and your pet. After we have your details, you then wait for your account to be activated, which can […]

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy uses a pool or underwater treadmill to treat acute and chronic injury or for recreational use for exercise and fitness. The use of swimming is to encourage the dog’s limbs to move correctly in the water, while undergoing safe and comfortable exercise. Hydrotherapy pools utilise the natural properties of sanitised, warm water. These include […]