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Dog hydrotherapy (2nd of 5)

Dog hydrotherapy

Zac the terrier, injured while chasing a cat, is treated with hydrotherapy. It involves training the dog to walk on an underwater treadmill. The warm water removes the weight loading on the damaged leg and reduces pain, allowing the dog to walk normally and build up muscle mass.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - The modern New Zealand pet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19767/dog-hydrotherapy (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008