Age: 9 years old
Reason for Hydrotherapy
Bilateral Hip Dysplasia
Marley started to attend Bluewaters Canine Hydrotherapy Centre on 17th September 2016. After jumping over a sea wall his owner noticed him limping, he was x-rayed and found to have hip dysplasia. Marley‘s veterinary surgeon was also keen for Marley to lose some weight so his owner turned to hydrotherapy for a safe way to build up his hind limb muscles, and also reduce his weight without excessive land based exercise that would affect his joints.
Marley jumped over a sea wall and I noticed him limping for a few days afterwards, he was scanned and found to have moderate hip dysplasia.
Hydrotherapy has made such a difference, he was a little overweight and we needed to get the weight off to improve his hips, until he started at hydro I had no idea that he was suffering, as soon as the weight came off due to the swimming and diet he had so much more energy, he was like a puppy again. That was 3 years ago, now he’s almost 9 and we go to Bluewaters fortnightly for a swim and will continue to do so for the rest of his life.
Marley loves his swimming sessions, he cries he’s so excited to get into the pool. He is so confident; Julie, Holly and Laura are always amazing with him. I would recommend hydro to any dog owner and especially the Bluewaters team.Gemma