Help Your Pet Rebound With Underwater Treadmill Therapy

By hitting the pool, your dog can walk off the pain and stiffness that keeps him glued to the couch. Hawthorne Animal Hospital’s underwater treadmill is ideal for patients who need a low-impact, high-resistance form of physical therapy. Hydrotherapy helps pets bounce back faster after surgery since the water decreases joint stress and provides resistance for enhanced strength training while comfortably supporting the pet’s body weight. In addition to post-op recovery, underwater treadmill therapy is also ideal for:

  • Muscle injuries and weakness
  • Gait concerns
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Neurological impairments
  • Weight loss
  • Geriatric care and osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation
  • One session $50.34
  • Package of 6 sessions $249.24
  • Package of 10 sessions $386.94

    Initial consult price varies depending on the pet's condition.

Even a healthy pet who just needs a good, long walk on those rainy and snowy days when you don’t want to head outside can take advantage of our underwater treadmill. We offer exercise packages for dogs that let you purchase workouts your pet can use anytime throughout the month.

Hawthorne is a St. Louis leader in hydrotherapy and underwater treadmill treatments.

Ask Your Vet if a Hydrotherapy Plan is Right for Your Dog

A rehab consultation with a Hawthorne veterinarian will give us the information we need to build a hydrotherapy plan that is right for your pet. After a physical examination, the doctor will provide recommendations for at-home exercises and restrictions, and a plan for underwater treadmill therapy at our clinic. The plan will include the number of sessions that are recommended, the speed at which your pet will walk, and the height of the water to give your pet the right amount of resistance.

Because Hawthorne is one of only two vet clinics in the Metro East offering pet hydrotherapy, you can feel comfortable knowing that we have the expertise and compassion to help your pet live their best life for years to come. To learn more about our full line of rehab services, including underwater treadmill treatments, contact us today at 618-288-3971.