This is our Special “Health Tank”. We use it for special training and rejuvenation of our patients.
Water therapy for Canines & Other pets
As is the case with humans, water therapy is incredibly beneficial for pet rehabilitation. The specialized equipment at 4 Life Animal Wellness Center in Hoffman Estates provides us with the perfect environment to exercise patients.
Due to water resistance, a 15 to 25 minute session is comparable to a fast run outdoors, but without the negative impact on the joints of your pet. Pets use a variety of muscle groups in the water, therefore giving them a more complete workout than they would receive from a run outdoors. Water therapy helps to relax tight muscles and release endorphins. Endorphins are a natural pain killer and they stimulate the release of serotonin in your pet. To put it simply, swimming tends to make pets happy and more healthy.
Water therapy is ideal for pets recovering from surgery, older pets with arthritis or mobility issues, and dogs with most types of paralysis. However, the benefits of full body conditioning through swimming make it a valid therapy for any pet.