10 Places to Help Your Pet Recover and Get Fit
Introduction to 10 Places to Help Your Pet Recover and Get Fit
Veterinary rehabilitation (rehab) may be something to look into.
It involves non-invasive treatments like massage, exercise, and hydrotherapy to help a pet regain function, strength, and range of movement.
The most obvious reasons for therapy are to help prevent and improve common painful conditions like hip dysplasia, intervertebral disk disease, and luxating patella.
It is also important for post-surgery rehab.
You may have heard of hydrotherapy for pets but it’s just one of the many therapies that are now available in Singapore.
We are talking about laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and more.
Pet rehab has also helped us understand the types of posture our dogs should have when standing, walking and sitting.
For example, we can spot early signs of issues like loose hips just by how our dogs sit. Furthermore, physiotherapy can engage their minds, strengthen their bodies, and build their confidence.
You will find pet rehab centers where certified vets would review your pet’s medical history and perform an assessment of their existing condition before advising a suitable therapy plan.
Next, we have another rehab center and also a fitness center where your pet can exercise using specialized equipment.
Lastly, several hydrotherapy center that would benefit dogs suffering from pain and reduced mobility.
Vet-led Pet Rehab Centres
Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre (VRH)
VRH was started by Dr. Patrick and Dr. Rina Maguire as an initiative to improve the well-being of pets in Singapore.
Spending a decade as a small animal surgical specialist in the United States, Dr. Patrick witnessed the important role veterinary rehab plays in a dog’s recovery.
At VRH, he built a team that’s now led by lead therapist Doris Ho and Dr. Maike Daum. Their services include physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, and massage.
Website: https://vrh.com.sg/ (Google reviews)
Address: 631 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329918
RehabVet Clinic Singapore
RehabVet Clinic is Singapore’s first full-fledged pet rehab center.
Their team of rehab therapists and hydrotherapists is headed by Dr. Sara Lam.
Offering both water and land therapies, the center aims to improve pets’ fitness and mobility and alleviate pain.
Their services include physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, tui-na for pets, and alternative therapies for cancer.
Website: https://rehabvet.com/ (Google reviews)
Address: 513 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218154
Gaia Wholistic Animal Wellness
Founded by Karen and Christopher in 2019, Gaia Wholistic strongly believes that wholistic care should be non-invasive, looking into aspects beyond physical rehab, such as dietary adjustments, appropriate supplementation, and living environment.
Karen was working as a senior vet nurse before starting the center and she’s trained in canine rehab, hydrotherapy, animal communication, and BodyTalk.
The center offers rehab, fitness swims, BodyTalk, and a wellness and conditioning programme.
Website: https://www.gaia-wholistic.sg/ (Google Reviews)
Address: 248 Jln Besar, Singapore 208921
Canine Fitness Centre
Imagine a gym for pets.
That’s what Founder Ralph Lee built at Fido’s Pawpose.
Canine fitness is great for all dogs, whether it’s to improve coordination and strength or preventing injury and losing weight.
Why not try letting your dog try it for fun and discover the benefits of guided exercise?
Fido’s Pawpose also offers a pet first aid and CPR course.
Website: https://fidospawpose.com/ (Google reviews)
Address: 308 Telok Kurau Rd, #01-13, Vibes @ East Coast, Singapore 423858
Canine Wellness and Rehab Centre
Canine Wellness and Rehab Centre is the pioneering hydrotherapy center in Singapore set up by Principle Hydro therapist, Lynn in 2012.
Seeing that there was no hydrotherapy facility in the country, she decided to get certified and start one herself.
Soon, she began working with vets to help dogs suffering from obesity and/or pain.
Website: http://caninewellness.com.sg/ (Google reviews)
Address: 12 Jln Gelenggang, Singapore 578192
Hydro Canine is founded by a husband and wife team (both certified hydro therapists) with a goal to teach dogs to swim with confidence.
The facility boosts the biggest and longest indoor heated swimming pool that’s used for various swim programs; catered for puppies to seniors.
Website: https://www.hydrocanine.com.sg/ (Google Reviews)
Address: 154 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427432
Hydro Paws Plus
The founder of Hydro Paws Plus, Anna Tong has a love for animals that spans decades.
As a dog lover and certified trainer, she works closely with animal welfare groups, helping hundreds of dogs!
Her center has a heated therapy pool and water treadmill for both hydrotherapy and casual fitness swims.
Website: https://hydropawsplus.com/ (Google reviews)
Address: 3 Kalidasa Ave, Singapore 789383
Canine Wellness Rehab Centre
With the largest indoor canine hydrotherapy pool in Singapore, Canine Wellness Rehab Centre has a team of dedicated professional hydro therapists that are the UK trained and certified.
They are incredibly committed to the overall wellbeing of your dog and are strong believers that water therapy would leave your dogs in a better mental and physical state, giving them a new leash of life.
With a specially designed indoor hydrotherapy pool equipped with things such as swim jets, heaters, a built-in thermostat, and UV sterilizer in place, you can be assured that your dog will have quality time there.
Canine Wellness Rehab Centre also offers a range of spa treatments such as the Milky Microbubble Spa, Ultrasonic Ozone Spa, Dead Sea Mud Spa with Infrared Light Therapy, and Infrared Light Therapy that you may opt for as well.
Price: $55 to $75 per session depending on the size of the dog. Packages available.
Address: 224 Telok Kurau Road Uni Building #01-05 Singapore 423836
Founded in 2000, Pet Stop is a one-stop-shop for grooming, canine hydrotherapy, and pet boarding/lodging.
They have the strictest hygiene rules, which ensure that your fur kids are in the cleanest and safest environment possible for their hydrotherapy sessions.
Pet Stop especially recommends hydrotherapy sessions for injured dogs as this speeds up their recovery without overexerting their physical bodies.
The water relaxes and rejuvenates all the systems in your dog’s body on a physical level (i.e. nervous system, respiratory system, skeletal system, and circulatory system).
Owners are not allowed into the pools at Pet Stop for hygiene reasons but trained therapists will be there to ensure proper swimming techniques are used so that your dogs don’t overexert themselves.
Only two dogs are allowed per time slot, so remember to call ahead to make an appointment!
Price: $15 to $25 per session depending on the size of the dog.
Address: 800 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534670
Ra Healing Centre
As a full-fledged rehabilitation center with alternative support therapies for animals, Ra Healing Centre uses non-invasive and state-of-the-art facilities to care for your pets.
Using Epsom salts in their hydrotherapy pools instead of chlorine, the salts are easily absorbed into your dog’s skin, increasing their magnesium levels that are vital to the proper functions of their heart, muscles and nervous systems.
This transdermal absorption hydrotherapy far exceeds the effects and benefits of regular hydrotherapy for the wellbeing of your dog.
Ra Healing Centre offers hydrotherapy using whirlpools, underwater treadmills and dog pools in a controlled environment that allows your dog to receive the full benefits from the session.
At Ra Healing Centre, the therapists are 100% dedicated to providing only the best treatments for your dogs because they deserve the best.
Price: Starting from $60 per session (Package prices available)
Address: 513 Serangoon Road Singapore 218154