Aquatic Programs / AquaPaws™
Fitter Critters provides swimming programs and therapy (AquaPaws) in the comfort of our heated indoor jet pool. The pool is approximately 19 ft long x 9 ft wide x 4½ ft deep, with easily accessible stairs, resting benches, whirlpool and three speeds of resistance swimming jets. The water is heated to 88-90 degrees for maximum muscle relaxation.
Unlike many rehabilitation facilities, care is offered on a one-to-one basis with only one dog and a certified aquatic therapist in the pool or gym area. This allows your dog to focus on the therapy and fully participate in the care provided.
A certified aquatic therapist works in the pool with your dog to provide complete attention to muscles, joints, range of motion and proper limb movement. Dogs wear a life vest during the session so even non-swimmers are comfortable! Some non-swimmers gain confidence by beginning on the Underwater Treadmill (UWTM).
Aquatic Therapy is an Enormous Benefit to Your Canine Companion.
Learn to Swim
Unlike popular belief, not all dogs know how to swim.
The Underwater Treadmill (UWTM) is an exciting hydrotherapy modality available at Fitter Critters!
Fitter Critters provides hospice aquatic therapy sessions for dogs who are nearing the end of their lives.
Some dogs like to swim for fun and exercise, our Fun and Fitness program offers just that!
Many senior canine companions experience problems such as arthritis, restricted joint mobility, and/or being overweight.