December 8th, 2012
Hydrotherapy is a excellent non weight bearing environment in which to help your much loved dog lose weight. Hydrotherapy and cutting back on your dog’s food intake will give your pup a few extra years of life.
If you are swimming your dog for fun do not automatically increase his/her food intake! It is best to monitor your dog’s weight, if he/she is losing a bit of weight but adding muscle and looks good all is well.
Remember you should be able to feel your dog’s ribs by lightly running your hand over them and you should be able to visibly see his/her waist. Even a couple of extra pounds can put undue stress on your dog’s joints causing a change in gait which in turn can cause pain. The trickle down effect is your dog not wanting to exercise as much which in turn will cause weight gain. The money you spend on hydrotherapy will be wasted by allowing your dog to gain weight. Plus, your dog will be losing out as well due to the burden of the extra weight he/she is carrying around!
December 8th, 2012
One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you to all of you and to wish you the very best for the New Year!
Mike and Madde Hasty
November 17th, 2012
It’s been a long time since we last chatted. I have been loving my amazing life at Paws ‘n’ Tails Hydrotherapy Pool! I swim almost every day, jumping off the side to get my ball! I have really become the amazing dog I knew I could be thanks to my dad and grandma and my new mom. I have kennel cough right now which isn’t so good One of my dad’s clients unknowingly brought their dog to swim after their dog had been exposed to kennel cough. Oh well, I’ll be well soon. The worst thing is I can’t swim because I don’t want to spread my germs throughout the pool building. My dad had to do the responsible thing and close the pool until I get better so I don’t infect any else. Great chatting to you, I’ll be back soon.
Theodore Bear, aka Teddy, signing off.
November 17th, 2012
My little Greyhound turned 8 years old! Two years ago it was touch and go for about 18 months, today she is the picture of health. Long may she run like the wind! Happy Birthday, Noodle!
October 10th, 2012
The sky is brighter with a new star. Dani went to the Rainbow Bridge to run, play and swim in her pain free body. Dani had a rough start in life before she was adopted into her forever home where she lived happily for 12 years. Dani is the first dog in my 10 years of being a canine hydrotherapist that actually floated in the water on her own! Dani taught me many things, I will never forget her. RIP beautiful girl.
October 2nd, 2012
It’s that time of year at the pool when the wind can kick up on the prairie and make the temperature feel much colder than it is. Please bring a coat for your dog to wear after swimming, it’s not “sissy,” it’s smart! When the wind hits your dog’s damp fur it can make them stiffen up just from the pool building to the car, that is not what we want. We want them warm and toasty until they are completely dry. It is also a good idea to bring an extra towel to get them as dry as possible after using the blow dryer.
September 7th, 2012
Check out this YouTube video about Emir’s recovery. Type in Tribute to Emir’s Recovery. This boy is a true hero retired war dog!
September 3rd, 2012
The menu this week is:
Spinach & Parmesan Rollers!
Buster’s Peanut Butter Cookies!
Boomer’s Zucchini Rollers!
We only use organic human grade ingredients which are purchased at Whole Foods Market. Treat your pup to some wholesome goodness next time you are at the pool!
August 30th, 2012
We hope everyone had a fun filled summer, we know we did! As always, at this time of year, we have a few appointments available so if you would like to book your dog in for swimming give us a call on 719 244 3653. We look forward to seeing you and your companion.