The use of water for medical purposes is a long-standing tradition for humans. For dogs, however, hydrotherapy is quite new, but increases more and more as they also benefit from the waters healing effect. Therapeutic swimming is a gentle and pain-free training for the whole body while strengthening and building muscles. In addition, condition and heart and circulation system are improved and in case of lameness or neurological failures it is possible that nerves will be stimulated again. All of this can be reached through a method without many contraindications. The physical characteristics of water is the reason for the hydrotherapy effectiveness. This first reference book about hydrotherapy with dogs describes these characteristics and its targeted effects for various symptoms. The focus is on therapeutic swimming with detailed and different exercises in water, well demonstrated by photos and illustrations. Key Selling Points: - first reference book on this topic - increasing number of dog physiotherapists - also interesting for trainer and owners of sport or working dogs
Sabine Baumgartner is a graduate degree physiotherapist for dogs and a graduate degree hydro therapist. She trains dog physiotherapists. Sabine Zemla is a certified dog physiotherapist and already published a book about Dorn therapy for dogs.
Kynos Verlag Dr. Dieter Fleig GmbH
Kynos Verlag, Germany’s dog book specialists, have been publishing books on dog training, dog behaviour, dog breeds, handling, sports, nutrition, health and other aspects of dog handling since 1980.