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''Myles, Rory & Hugo all male flat coated retrievers had a fab afternoon at Pawsome Paddles Hydrotherapy Centre! Rehabilitation swim for Myles for muscle wastage due to illness! Rory & Hugo just fun fun fun swims! Myles was tired this morning and had a duvet day! All booked again for next week. The boys thoroughly recommend Pawsome Paddles! The room & water are warm. Access to the pool good! Very reasonable prices! And I must say, I trust my flatties with Kim!''

Myles, Rory & Hugo, Age 6, 4 &1, Flat Coated Retrievers


What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a non-weight bearing therapeutic exercise for dogs and small animals. Using proven techniques, a hydrotherapist guides the patient through warm, sanitised water in order to aid physical recovery, improve fitness and maximise quality of life.

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?

  • Relieves pain and inflammation
  • Accelerates post operation recovery
  • Aids in the treatment of chronic, degenerative and congenital disorders
  • Alleviates the symptoms of orthopaedic and neurological conditions
  • Improves joint function and manoeuvrability
  • Enhances muscle strength, tone and symmetry
  • A cardiovascular workout increases fitness and well-being
  • An excellent method of weight control
  • Provides mental stimulation
  • It's great fun!

Conditions benefiting from hydrotherapy (but not limited to)...

  • Spinal conditions
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis  
  • Luxating patella
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Cruciate repairs
  • Fracture recovery
  • Chronic degenerative radiculomyopathy - CDRM
  • Osteochondritis dissecans - OCD
  • Neurological conditions
  • Obesity
  • Mental wellbeing

Our hydrotherapists...

Kim and Kathryn have both trained with some of the best hydrotherpists in the country, including the Great Britain Agility Team veterinary physiotherapist. As hydrotherapists they are determined to help your dog have the best quality of life possible and are there to support you and your dog in achieving their goals.​​

The facilities at Pawsome Paddles...

We have a 2.5m x 4.5m indoor heated pool fitted with underwater platforms to perform a range of hydrotherapy techniques to benefit your dog. The pool is sanitised with the latest photocatalytic oxidiser technology to ensure the water is in top condition at all times. We have an easy to access shower to use on your dog both pre and post session which forms part of their therapeutic treatment. Set in the Hertfordshire countryside the peace and quiet ensures your dog remains undisturbed during their session.