B oone Veterinary Hospital
Elizabeth McClure DVM     Stephanie Henry, DVM     Gretta Albrecht, DVM 2128 Mamie Eisenhower Avenue   Boone, Iowa 50036   Telephone: 515-432-4601
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Boone Veterinary Hospital Serving Boone Iowa and Surrounding Communities | Elizabeth McClure DVM Owner | Underwater Treadmill Rehabilitation for Pets
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES For Clients until 10:30 pm  call 515-230-3796 After 10:30 pm call  Iowa State University  515-294-4900 or Iowa Veterinary Referral Center  515-727-4872
FAX 515-432-6922
HOURS OF OPERATION  Monday - Friday OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT 8:00 am - 6:00 pm SUNDAY KENNEL PICK-UP 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Saturday Appointments 8:30 am to 12 Noon

Underwater Treadmill Therapy For Pets

Underwater treadmills can help your pet regain lost mobility. Aquatic therapy is highly beneficial, as it uses the therapeutic properties of water to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and boost endurance, while reducing the risk of injury. Underwater treadmill therapy can help rehabilitate you pet after soft tissue injuries, postoperative fracture care, neurological impairments, osteoarthritis, muscle weakness, geriatric care, weight loss, and postoperative amputee. 
BENEFITS OF UNDERWATER TREADMILL REHABILITATION Pets can enjoy many advantages from underwater treadmills. The buoyant properties of water minimize the weight that is bearing on the bones and joints of the dog or cat. Water levels can be raised or lowered according to how much or little weight is bearing on the pet’s body to return it back to a normal gait pattern. Reducing the weight put on the bones and joints is highly important to increase endurance and strength, while helping the pet lose weight, without putting excess stress on the joints. Underwater treadmill therapy also provides another major benefit. With the help of a water rehabilitation specialist, the speed of the treadmill can be customized to each pet based on the length of the pets’ legs and how much exertion the pet is putting forth. For example, a small breed dog would normally require a slower pace, while faster speeds are better for dogs with longer legs and those advanced in their conditioning, such as with agility or athletic canines. While the size of the pet will help determine the starting speed, the rate of the exercise will be determined by the pets’ specific needs and physical condition.
B oone Veterinary Hospital
Elizabeth McClure DVM   Stephanie Henry, DVM Gretta Albrecht, DVM      2128 Mamie Eisenhower Avenue   Boone, Iowa 50036   Telephone: 515-432-4601
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Underwater treadmills can help your pet regain lost mobility. Aquatic therapy is highly beneficial, as it uses the therapeutic properties of water to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and boost endurance, while reducing the risk of injury. Underwater treadmill therapy can help rehabilitate you pet after soft tissue injuries, postoperative fracture care, neurological impairments, osteoarthritis, muscle weakness, geriatric care, weight loss, and postoperative amputee. 
BENEFITS OF UNDERWATER TREADMILL REHABILITATION Pets can enjoy many advantages from underwater treadmills. The buoyant properties of water minimize the weight that is bearing on the bones and joints of the dog or cat. Water levels can be raised or lowered according to how much or little weight is bearing on the pet’s body to return it back to a normal gait pattern. Reducing the weight put on the bones and joints is highly important to increase endurance and strength, while helping the pet lose weight, without putting excess stress on the joints. Underwater treadmill therapy also provides another major benefit. With the help of a water rehabilitation specialist, the speed of the treadmill can be customized to each pet based on the length of the pets’ legs and how much exertion the pet is putting forth. For example, a small breed dog would normally require a slower pace, while faster speeds are better for dogs with longer legs and those advanced in their conditioning, such as with agility or athletic canines. While the size of the pet will help determine the starting speed, the rate of the exercise will be determined by the pets’ specific needs and physical condition.
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