HydroHound LLC is dedicated to the manufacturing of superior products that enhance the health and well being of all breeds of competitive dogs as well as domestic family pets.

“After all it’s a Dog’s Life.”


I am so pleased with my HydroHound II canine treadmill unit I felt I should let you know! My Vizslas conditioning training is showing great results. Thank you for customizing the aqua jet system and ramp for me, it really fits my dog fitness program.

Robyn Trelease
Adel OR



Canine Health Benefits from Hydrotherapy

Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Dogs

Hydrotherapy for dogs via an aquatic treadmill can be used in the treatment of arthritis, cardiovascular conditions, orthopedic conditions, muscle development, ligament and many other types of injury. The hydrotherapy also helps with general convalescence, obesity and fitness training.

Water in the canine aquatic treadmill creates buoyancy that displaces approximately 40 % of body weight. This helps in reducing stress on joints while minimizing pain and allows easier movement and extended range of motion for stiff joints and provides exercise.

Hydrostatic pressure applied by water can assist in lowering swelling and causing a body fluid movement away from affected areas rather than towards it. This is increased by exercising the limb to enhance circulation.

Contact with the treadmill surface and the thrust of working against water allows sufficient concussion promoting bone density and encouraging muscle development.

Warm water relaxes muscles by initiating an expansion of surface blood vessels and increasing the skin temperature; this can bring about a reduction in pain and muscle spasm. A decreased range of motion is often due to pain or swelling, or stiffness. Stiffness can be eased as the warmth of the water causes blood vessels to expand.

Aquatic jets are utilized in the tank to stimulate increased blood flow and nerve development. The jets in the aquatic treadmill system deliver a massaging action to the dog’s limbs to ensure maximum benefits for rehabilitation and conditioning of the dog.

Rehabilitation for:

  • Arthritis
  • Pain Management
  • Displaysia
  • Obesity
  • Pre and Post Surgical Procedure effectiveness and healing
  • Stroke

Aquatic Treadmill Conditioning for:

  • Peak Performance
  • Relaxation
  • Retraining
  • Muscle Development
  • Cardiovascular Development

Exercise Promotes Healthy Behavior

Whether chasing a ball in the yard or using canine treadmills, exercise and play is vital in helping dogs expend energy. Lack of physical exercise may cause a dog to show destructive or aggressive tendencies often resulting in the animal resorting to attention-seeking antics. Just as surely as a person would benefit from a walk or jog around the block, a dog is less likely to become listless or adopt behavioral problems if they receive and adequate amount of exercise.

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