Underwater Treadmill

Underwater treadmills use the therapeutic properties of water to improve range of motion while strengthening muscles, boosting endurance while reducing the risk of injury.  The buoyant properties of water minimize the weight placed on fragile bones and joints.  Reducing the weight put on the bones and joints is vital to increasing a pet’s endurance and strength without adding excess stress.  

Your pet enters the treadmill at the PAW Center through a magnetic door with our therapist.  Once the door is closed, the therapist starts to fill the treadmill with water.  After the water level rises over the tread the therapist is then able to start the tread moving.  The therapist stays with your pet in order to make sure the water level is correct, the speed is correct, to keep your pet calm, and to ensure the pet is walking or trotting safely.

Treadmill sessions are great for pets recovering from surgery, but can be used for general exercise and weight loss.  


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Underwater Treadmill Pit Bull
Mixed breed dog receiving laser therapy

Laser Therapy

Benefits for Dogs:

-surgical wound healing

-traumatic wound healing

-reducing the formation of scar tissue

-assisting the healing of infections

-improving nerve function and nerve regeneration

Laser Therapy can reduce inflammation and pain from hip dysplasia, joint disease, fractures, infections and other problems that interfere with your dogs wellbeing.

Swimming

The PAW Center has a swimming pool just for pets!  Swimming is a healthy exercise for pets because it is joint friendly and improves cardiovascular fitness.  

The PAW Center pool has a 6″ and 12″ platform area to use for exercise and to get your pet acclimated to the water.  While your pet takes a break on the platform, our therapist can massage your pet and offer suggestions on how to help your pet stretch and exercise.

UV filters help us to keep the pool clean!

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Great Pyrenees Swimming

Indoor Gym

The indoor gym at the PAW Center is used for obstacle courses, Cavaletti (an exercise spacing out poles for your dog to step over), physio ball and balance board exercises and much more.  

Each pet is evaluated and exercises and stretches are recommended to help you address any weakness and build muscle in your pet. 

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Shih-tzu weight loss exercises

Stretching and land exercise improves flexibility, range of motion, circulation, as well as bringing more oxygen to the muscles. 

Exercise helps pets and humans relieve stress, provides stimulation and improves sleep.

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Poodle Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Currently acupuncture is unavailable at the PAW Center.

We are working to find a new provider, but in the meantime, here are a few options for care: 


Dr. Christina Crouch 

Harmony Home Vet 

937.977.7511 

Dr. Crouch can come to your home. 

 

Urbana Veterinary Clinic 

937.653.7326 

 

Veterinary Alternatives 

937.372.9978 

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