Overweight Dogs

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Aqua Therapy helps with obesity and/or weight management. It is a safe means of effective exercise used in addition to the nutritional and medical care the dog is already receiving.

The primary means of water therapy is so the dog can exercise without the added joint stress secondary to obesity. The program will be tailored to your dogs’ tolerance. This is also convenient for the owner, particularly for the owner who is physically unable to walk themselves.


Varies depending on the dog’s endurance. The general goal is 5-15 minutes of sustained water therapy. 1 time a week is usually effective while 2 times a week is more beneficial.