Dog water treadmill
A friend of mine is think of buying a water treadmill. Money is not a huge issue. I only found 3 different companies that makes a k9 water treadmill. Two in the US. Has any had any experience with these treadmills (pro or cons) Whats everyones opinion on weather or not he could recoupe his cost doing rehap?
The late rehab guru Dr John Sherman had the Ferno company manufacture some of the early underwater treadmills.
One was named after him and called the "Sherman Tank".
Ferno Co is now http://www.hudsonaquatic.com/
The latest treadmill line for dogs is called Aqua Paws. http://www.hudsonaquatic.com/aquatic...dmill-for-dogs
I'm not sure but they're probably near $20K. I wouldn't be surprised if they're more.
If he got a tank set up he could recoup cost by renting it to people by the hour.
The underwater treadmill should be used as part of an overall treatment plan rather than its sole focus. a typical rehab schedule might be one to two weeks of passive range-of-motion exercises three times a day, daily walking on lead and dog is crated to limit movement. A month to six weeks later dog undergoes two to three sessions daily consisting of tissue massage, land treadmill, hydrotherapy and/or water treadmill and movement therapy, depending. Some experienced rehab professionals may have dog in tank as soon as surgical site is healed and sutures removed. Entering tank earlier risks infection.
I have not researched these lately but this one previously known as Ferno was the best on the market, the price last I checked was about $40,000 installed
Originally Posted by Breck