We are fortunate to share our site with
Butterwick K9 Hydrotherapy
so we can book a swim for any of our water loving residents. Their site can be
accessed by following the link on the links page. Below is a brief overview to wet
Follow the link above for the full story!!
For centuries the benefits of water in both health and fitness have been acknowledged
as unsurpassable. Physiotherapists know that swimming exercises every muscle in the
anatomy with no impact to joints and bones. When swimming takes place in warm water,
the blood vessels open allowing the blood and oxygen to flow to the extremities.
This increased blood flow not only helps to prevent cramps in the muscles, but has
an easing effect on swollen and painful joints - the more painful the joints become,
the less movement is made in them and the blood flow is reduced even more - a vicious
circle that leaves dogs almost immobile in serious cases.
Canine hydrotherapy is now more widely recognised as a valuable treatment for dogs
recovering from surgery & injury or it is used to reduce obesity in pets as well
as a safe, enjoyable form of exercise for healthy dogs. Swimming, or even just walking
in water, gently exercises every muscle of the dog’s body, helping them to rebuild
or simply maintain cardiovascular fitness without the danger of injury. Not to mention
the increase in post operative success rates, faster recovery in a safe, controlled
and structured format.With canine hydrotherapy being a relatively new, although rapidly
growing area, there are many people who are still unaware of the benefits and its
wide range of uses. Its particular value comes from the soothing effects of the warmth
and pressure of the water, and especially the buoyancy provided combined with a structured
exercise programme tailored to your dog.
Here at Butterwick we firmly believe that hydrotherapy is a four way partnership:
you, your dog, your vet and finally us. We keep your vet informed of progress made
and review each session with you to make sure we are proceeding in the best way possible.
Please take care to read our terms and conditions and guidelines carefully these
are important for you both to get the most out of your sessions with us. Please feel
free to make an appointment to discuss any requirements that you might have or we
can demonstrate one of our own dogs swimming in the pool.
Our British climate does not allow for us to swim our dogs in open lakes and ponds.
In the winter they are freezing cold - this constricts the blood vessels and prevents
the blood from flowing to the extremities - often starving the very muscles that
we want to exercise. In the summer they often contain dangerous algae that can be
toxic to our dogs. Exercising on hard surfaces can send shock waves up the limbs
that are absorbed by the tendons and joints. In youngsters, particularly in larger
breeds, this can cause damage resulting in long term lameness, and then muscle wastage.
in a controlled environment is an answer. The water can be monitored, the temperature
kept constant, and the water filtered and treated to make swimming as safe as possible.
There are no muddy slippery banks for the dog to scramble up - risking injury by
doing so, and then you have the added benefit of a warm shower and a towel or blow
dry before climbing into the back of the car. Without the mud!!
Again offered by Butterwick K9 Hydrotherapy
The latest innovation in canine fitness and welfare is the underwater treadmill.
Increase in fitness , weight loss,
Renewed vitality in old dogs, assistance with arthritis, rehabilitation pre and
post operative fitness, pain management and improved mobility and movement.
This is all carried out by one of the Uks top 4 qualified Canine Hydrotherapists.
No matter what you feed your pet that's what we will feed your pet too!
As such we buy in bulk and will gladly offer the trade price and discount to our
customers when you buy your feed through us!
Place your order when you drop off and where possible it will be here to collect
when you collect your pet!
We want your pet to have as much fun while they are with us as they can so its no
holes barred no matter what the mess. We also understand that when you pick them
up you might not want your car or home to smell of the mud and muck that fun might
So you can choose to bath and / or dry your pet before they leave so they are truly
pampered... looking and smelling their best for all those cuddles you will be getting
when you get home!!
Just ask for a price when you book it in.
Let us pick up your pet and drop it back so you have the time to get on with packing,
working, or just day to day life.
We take to the vets for you if your stuck.
We are cheaper than local animal taxi services and collect / drop off
Mondays to Fridays from 9 - 5!
Give us a call and we can book it all!!