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Dog Therapy at Glenbrittle

Dog Therapy

We have state of the art equipment which helps us do a perfect job in caring for your pets. With our state of the art hydrotherapy pool and Reiki services, we encourage your pet to gain physical strength and mind.

Therapy Services

  • Hydrotherapy Pool

  • Reiki

Please scroll down for more information. 

State of the art Hydrotherapy Pool

With our hydrotherapy pool we encourage your pet to gain physical strength and mind.

With our highly trained team you will have no need to worry, the well being of your pet is in very good hands.

The benefit of swimming in water allows exercise that is non-weight bearing, so recovery can start much earlier following surgery or injury. The warm water and increased range of limb movement helps to promote circulation, which aids healing. The pressure of the water can have an anti-inflammatory effect, relieving pain and reducing swelling resulting in more comfortable or more natural limb movement.

Some pet insurance companies will pay for hydrotherapy if you veterinary surgeon prescribes it.

We advise that you consult your vet before commencing swimming. We will take a history of your dog if necessary obtaining a clinical history from your vet. Some of you will be visiting because your vet has directly referred you to Glenbrittle.

Hydrotherapy treatment can help with:

  • Pre and postoperative conditioning.

  • Arthritis – reduction of pain and mobility.

  • Hip dysphasia.

  • Spinal injuries.

  • Recovery from multiple injuries – including fractures and neurological damage.

  • Ligament injuries and postoperative recovery.

  • Muscle strengthening, maintenance and restoration.

  • Relief of pain, swelling and stiffness.

  • Relaxation of muscle spasms.

  • Cardiovascular fitness.

  • Obesity (weight loss in conjunction with diet).

  • Mental well-being.

  • We have further information for all of the above conditions.

Good for puppies

  • Condition your puppy without worrying about stressing his still growing bones and joints,

  • Have fun teaching your puppy to swim in a safe and warm waters over looking green fields and a wonderful atmosphere.

Dog pool parties

  • Invite up to five canine guests,

  • Great for litter reunions,

  • Memorable birthday party (event that everyone will enjoy and talk about for years).

An Introduction to Reiki 

Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is universal life energy. It is an ancient healing art, thought to have originated as a Tibetan Buddhist practice. Is was rediscovered in the late 1800’s by Dr Mikao Usui. A Reiki practitioner can channel this energy.

Here at Glenbrittle we have a Reiki Practitioner who is now extending her practice to include pets.

Reiki flows via the practitioner’s hands, going to where it is needed most in the person or animal receiving the Reiki energy.

It can be used on both people and animals with rewarding results.

During a Reiki session, with your pet, the Reiki energy will:

  • Seek out all areas in the body that are out of balance or in need of healing.

  • Facilitate energy, allowing it to flow into the areas of the animal’s body that are in distress.

  • Often bring about deep relaxation.

Reiki is often used as a way to reduce stress and help in relaxation and promote a general sense of well-being.

N.B. Reiki is not a substitute for seeking Veterinary advice; always consult your Vet if you are concerned about your pet’s health.

Reiki facilitates healing on all levels, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. However to what degree is entirely dependent on each individual.

The laying on of hands in Reiki is to share the gift of healing with your pet.

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