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Canine hydrotherapy is a form of water therapy directed at treating chronic conditions, injuries, post-operative recovery, and the general fitness of dogs. The warm water allows for white blood cells and oxygen to be brought directly to injured areas, promoting faster healing and recovery times. Hydrotherapy allows for exercise to be underwent without the pull of gravity putting pressure on injuries and/or joints, allowing for greater maneuverability without any pain. Top Dog is one of very few facilities in Ontario that have both a heated, indoor pool AND underwater treadmill to accommodate a range of issues and achieve a multitude of goals! 






  • CCL injury

  • Arthritis

  • Obesity

  • Hip & Elbow Dysplasia

  • Joint Pain

  • General Fitness

  • Pre/Post surgery conditioning

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

  • Sprains, strains, and tears

  • Neurological issues

  • Soft tissue & bone injuries

  • Paralysis

  • Luxating Patella

  • Spondylosis

  • Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)

  • Tendonitis

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Spinal Stenosis 

  • & more!


  • zero/low impact exercise

  • increases muscle strength

  • improves cardiovascular and respiratory systems

  • increases flexibility, mobility and overall range of motion

  • promotes blood & lymph circulation

  • decreases pain and inflammation

  • enhances metabolic functions

  • slows the progression of degenerative diseases

  • prevents potential injury

  • burns energy and releases stress

  • weight management

  • builds confidence

  • increases body awareness, balance and coordination 

  • reduces edema

  • relaxes muscle tension and/or spasms

  • increased sensory perception to injured areas

  • promotes proper musculature to areas that are underdeveloped due to injury or disease

  • improves quality of life!

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