Dogs are one of the few animals that swim purely for pleasure, but there are also immense health benefits as well. Hydrotherapy reduces the impact of exercise that you would typically find on land and can help build up supporting muscles prior to surgeries. If you’re in Northern Virginia or Washington, D.C. and are looking for an area for your dog to swim, you’ve come to the right place! Just across the Potomac River, K9 Aquatic Center provides dog swimming pools for both conditioning and rehabilitation.
At our Potomac, MD center we have one large and four small pools that are 4 feet deep. We have a veterinary staff on-site including a rehabilitation specialist and a veterinarian. Our goal is to create a perfect program for each dog that swims in our facility. As a result, we work with your veterinarian to tailor the perfect program for your pet. One minute of swimming equals four minutes of running, so whether you have a puppy or older dog, our pools can help keep your best friend in top shape!
Here are some of the conditions hydrotherapy can assist with:
- Hip Injuries
- ACL Tears
- Muscle Degeneration
- Pre or Post surgical conditioning
If you’re interested in our facilities for your dog, please check out our get started page today!
You can also call us at (240) 683-1100 if you have any questions.