Pampered pooches

Seniors who are animal-crazy may be interested to know that dog and owner spa days are becoming increasingly popular, which could be a great way to pamper a pooch.

Jana Langer, a therapist at Paws to Splash who has a qualification in Animal Psychology, said canines can enjoy the hydrotherapy pools and also have a massage, while their owners can enjoy an Indian head massage.

In addition to these treats, dog owners are also offered behavioral tips to help keep their pets in line.

Pampered pooches

"The advantage of hydrotherapy for the dogs is that it is a none-weight bearing exercise. The dogs can put muscle on and recover without putting strain on their legs or on the body part which has been injured," Ms Langer explained.

She added that pets were increasingly being seen more like family members - which may be especially true for seniors whose children have left home - and added that a spa day was a great way for an owner and their pooch to be spoilt.

Facilities such as Paws to Splash offer hydrotherapy centers and treatments that allows injured dogs to recover through the use of warm water and weightless exercise.

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