We’ve just had a fabulous afternoon finding out more about a very new local business, Loyalwill Canine Hydrotherapy Centre based in Islip.
There are a variety of sessions, all outlined on the website www.loyalwillcaninehydrotherapycentre.co.uk and prices start at £20. Fun sessions are available to book and bespoke sessions for training purposes etc.
Our afternoon began by being introduced to Flynn the labrador who had a poorly shoulder. Owner Steph Wills, knew Flynn and had already done her consultation with him and gained vet consent. This was Flynn’s third session so he knew what to expect.
Firstly he got his harness on, with large handle so Steph can guide him and also ‘rescue’ if he gets into any difficulty. Then Flynn had a warm shower. Then into the pool.
Steph has a firm but gentle nature which you can see the dogs respond to, Flynn was gently worked for about 45 minutes, exercising his shoulder and also having gentle rubs in the warm water. Steph timed each swim so he was not over exerted and took his pulse regularly too.
There are side windows in the pool for a second person to video or watch through to check the dogs motabilty and to ensure each side is using the same effort, and to see if there seems to be any abnormality or injury.
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After completing his session, Flynn was again showered and then dried off. Loyalwill sell Dog & Field Drying coats for the dogs to wear on the hourney home, or clients can bring their own towels.
Although Flynn was very tired he seemed to thoroughly enjoy his session at Loyalwill Canine Hydrotherapy Centre. His loyalty card was stamped ready for next time!
For more information
Steph Wills – Loyalwill Canine Hydrotherapy Centre
Tel: 07491 693310