May 6, 2010 10:15 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Dogs think the pool is cool

Many times when we get injured it is hard to get back into shape.  This is especially true for our four-legged friends, but there are new technologies to help get them back to their target weight.  Unfortunately doing this through a vet clinic can be costly.  That is why Paws & Tails Canine Hydrotherapy opened up a new facility to help get your dog back up and running; literally!

 "I decided I should open one, just for the benefit of all dogs in the area," said owner Mike Hasty.  "It's a simple concept, but it works very well and we've already had tons of success stories here."..

The pool is located in Black Forest, not too far out of Colorado Springs, and their goal is to improve the quality of dogs young and old with the therapeutic saltwater pool that is designed to soothe aching muscles, help with surgical recovery, arthritis, and a host of other health issues.  The 70-degree salt water relaxes your dog while they get exercise, and they say any dog will benefit from a therapeutic swim.

It is equipped with a ramp, so even the most timid dogs get the chance to be introduced to the joys of hydrotherapy.

"We just play with them and we'll play ball with them and try to get them to trust us, a lot of time it's that," said Hasty.  "Your pet is always watched while in the pool, and all pets wear life jackets while swimming."   

Dog owners that just like to let their pet have some fun in the pool are welcome too.  They even have doggie pool parties!  .  


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