Each year our hydro pool is taken over by dogs practicing their doggy paddle. A group of the Brentknoll regular swimmers take to the water in an effort to combat the Summer heatwave… let’s take a look at the dogs that enjoyed the pool this time!
Swimming (hydrotherapy) is a great way to burn off some extra energy as well as keep your dog fit and healthy; When it’s too hot to walk your dog in the summer months, a dip in our clean and safe pool is a great alternative.
As Worcester’s only vet practice with a large outdoor pool for dogs, we’re glad we can offer some relief for the dogs of Worcester.
Why is swimming so great for dogs?
Hydrotherapy has long been used as a way of recovering from injury or as part of post-operative recovery for both humans and animals. It’s main benefits are;
- Increased resistance from the water – this means the muscles work harder than on land, burning more calories in the process.
- Reduced stress on joints – the weightless effect of being in the water, means dogs with mobility related health problems can exercise safely without the risk of injuring themselves or putting extra pressure on joints.
- No risk of overheating – when the weather is warm, swimming is an ideal way of exercising without the risk of heat stroke.
For some of the dogs it’s was their first time in the water and they were a little unsure, however after a few splashes they soon found their feet and they all enjoyed it. For some natural water babies the bigger the splash the better, and they were happy to throw themselves into the pool (which made for some pretty impressive photographs.) We were really impressed to see many different breeds of dogs attend, including Labradors, Flat coat retrievers, West highland terriers, Jack Russells and Boxers attend the party (you’ll notice lots of black labradors in the photos – we think they must be part fish since they love the water so much.)
Fancy a splash in Brentknoll’s pool? of course you do!
If you think your dog would enjoy trying out our hydro facilities, why not take advantage of our swim promotion… Your dog can test the waters and save £10 on their first fun swim, using the discount code SWIM10 when booking (usual price £23.00 per session).*
Tuesday – 10:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday – 12:30pm – 7:30pm
Swims last 30 minutes and include fitting of a life jacket and an intro to the pool before entering the water We typically start in our smaller pool, then move to the large pool once confident. You may choose to stay in the smaller pool , which has jets that can b switched on to tincrease resistance. To finish the session, your dog i given a shower, wash and dry in our hydro room.
Sharon, our fully trained hydrotherapist and qualified veterinary nurse will be in the water and can even take images using our underwater camera.
How much is it?
Our special introductory offer means you can have all of the above for just £13.00 (usually £23.00), this offer is valid for first time fun swims only.
** Special offer – Buy a block of 8 and get 2 FREE … that’s a saving of £46.00 **
So go on… give Brentknoll Vets a call on 01905 355938 to book your dog’s swim today!