Why Working Together Is The Only Way Forward

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By Bianca Rootman Have you ever attended a session at Animal Health and Hydro and secretly wondered why there is even a therapist or vet in the room with you? You thought you could easily be doing this by yourself, it all looks so easy and like your companion is barely even working? Then please read further! The key to …

Underwater Treadmill or Swimming?

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As mentioned in the preceding two newsletters hydrotherapy has enormous benefits for health and wellness in our canine (and feline) patients. There seems to be a notion that the underwater treadmill can cure all manner of injuries, gait abnormalities and weaknesses and that the swimming pool has almost taken a back seat in physical rehabilitation. There is also an idea …

Our most surprising water loving dog……

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By Jessica Evans Working mainly with water therapy it makes it easier if our patients love the water. This then becomes a super fun game for them to enjoy at their weekly sessions. Some dogs however do dislike the water and it makes it a little bit more of a challenge to ease them into the process. As you expect …

Swimming for Dogs

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In last month’s newsletter the history and benefits of hydrotherapy were discussed, with special attention being given to using the underwater treadmill. This article looks at how swimming can assist with health and wellness of our canine patients.  To recap, any form of hydrotherapy makes use of the properties of water. These properties are: Resistance. Depending on the depth, the …

Things You Don’t Want To Think About

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By Delia Mallinick We all at some point in our lives have had to make a decision to say goodbye to a beloved companion. This piece of writing is not filled with research data but is rather drawn from my own experiences as having to be the one to make the decision. I hope that something I share will be …

Bribery and Corruption

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by Bianca Rootman Bribery and corruption. The mere mention of that statement has many snarling, rolling their eyes and muttering things such as, “oh, yet another person getting ahead in life through all the wrong avenues!”. Those two words can turn anyone’s smile upside down. I’ll let you in on a little secret, we here at AHAH not only recommend …

Puppy Training: What are we missing?

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Puppy Training: What are we missing? Guest Blog by Mandy Pigott   I am one of those very fortunate people who gets to live out their passion and play with dogs and call it “work”. I say play, because I believe that is precisely what puppy training; or rather ALL dog training should represent to the animal, regardless of the discipline. …

The Relevance of Conformation

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Colleagues working in the equine field will fully appreciate the importance and relevance of conformation in horses with reference to their chosen sport, as well as their athletic performance. Dogs are the species with the largest variety of structure on the planet. Many breeds were designed with a specific purpose in mind, however each breed has structural strengths and weaknesses …

Why rats need rehab – Part Two

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MY STORY: BAGGINS My interest in rat rehabilitation began with my own rat, Baggins. I got Baggins when she was 5 weeks old. Unfortunately she was not separated from her male siblings from a young enough age by her previous owner and thus had a litter at the age of about 7 weeks old. After her litter was weaned and …