Teddy our Wire Haired Vizsla had a TPLO operation in December 2017 and unfortunately has been on a hard and long road to recovery complicated by infection and further surgery. Teddy and I arrived a year ago at Oak Ride Farm Hydro after he was referred for hydro by his physiotherapist. He was weak and still limping and was stuck in a cycle of weakness and inflammation unable to build muscle for fear of irritating the knee joint. I couldn't really see how short sessions of hydrotherapy could make much difference and was anxious as to how my sensitive Vizsla who had been through so much would tolerate the treatment. It was amazing even after the one trial session he gained confidence and attempted to weight bear more fully on dry land! I was so impressed with the way that Mandy and Carolyn gently won Teddy over getting him to happily climb into the treadmill without any fear because he felt their calmness and support. With their work and support he has improved steadily month on month and now I joy everyday at the recovered dog who trots ahead of me on walks everyday, weight bearing on all four limbs without a limp! A year on we keep going to hydro monthly to maintain the progress he has made and also because Teddy loves to go!
I have been recommending Oak Ride Farm Hydrotherapy to anybody and everybody who owns a dog, whether it is for rehab or general fitness. My dogs absolutely love Mandy, Carolyn and Paula, who are always so good with them and always take the time to ensure that the dogs are moving at a pace that is suitable for them as individuals. They take lots of time getting to know the dogs and continue to assess them throughout the process. The facilities are fantastic and the service always brilliant, I wouldn't go anywhere else!
The ladies who run the hydrotherapy at Oak Ride Farm are amazing with my dog, Murphy. Hydrotherapy was recommended to us to help with my dogs recently diagnosed hip dysplasia and it's doing wonders for him! We are hopeful that we can now avoid surgery and continue hydrotherapy long term instead. I was worried how Murphy would take to the water as he is not a big fan but he cries with excitement when we pull into the driveway and he is always so happy to see Carolyn and Mandy - they are lovely with him. High recommend.
Our labrador Charlie has been going to Oak Ride Farm Hydro for regular rehab sessions following an arthroscopy procedure. Both Carolyn and Mandy are excellent with him and achieved great results with his legs. Our vet is impressed with the muscle tone and movement, which it is unlikely he would have achieved without hydro. Charlie loves going there (he gets sausage and cheese treats - what dog wouldn't?) and its all down to the nature of Mandy and Carolyn and how well they connect with the dog. I love how they offer a free trial session so you and your dog and try it out. I cannot recommend them enough.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Mandy, Carolyn and Paula, who are all part of the Oak Ride Farm Hydro Team and have been helping my collie x with her arthritis through hydrotherapy. They are all lovely and highly experienced and made a significant difference to her. I can't recommend their service enough.
I chose Oak Ride Farm Hydro for my dog Ruby based on the qualifications of the staff and the sensible pricing; I was also impressed by the care and professionalism shown at our introductory session. Ruby works competition obedience, which is a bit like dressage for dogs and requires a high level of fitness and core strength. We have been using the water treadmill for about a year now and over that time I have seen real benefits in both these areas - plus of course it is a great way to keep up exercise for anyone in those horrible winter months, as you stay dry and only the dog gets wet! Ruby loves it too! I really cannot fault the service we have received in any way and thoroughly recommend Cal and her team.
I have been using the hydro treadmill for over two years for a dog with severe spondylitis. We visit every three weeks now to maintain her muscle tone. She has benefited so much and is now able to do most of the things she did before being diagnosed. They are very professional and caring.
I would strongly recommend Oak Ride Farm Hydrotherapy to anyone who has an interest in aiding their dogs recover from injury or surgery, enabling them to be more comfortable in their later years, or just wanting fit dogs who are able to enjoy themselves.
The hydrotherapists are very knowledgable and caring towards the dogs and the owners. As importantly is the fact that my dogs just love being there, and their prices are very reasonable.
I would highly recommend the hydrotherapy at Oak Ride Farm to anyone, and indeed already have done so. You are a fantastic team and I know that my dog has benefited enormously from having his hydro sessions with you and he really enjoys it. Many thanks.
Following surgery on both knees for torn cruciate ligaments, I have been bringing, Lucy, my Golden Retriever to Oak Ride Farm Hydrotherapy for over a year now to have rehabilitative hydro treatments. Her motivation is the the bribe of minuscule amounts of cream cheese which keeps her walking in the water treadmill. My aim is to keep her as fit and healthy for as long as possible. It has been transformational for her. She also has osteoarthritis and the resulting strength and flexibility has given her a new lease of life, and given me the pleasure of seeing my dog happy again. The staff are knowledgeable and caring and I can thoroughly recommend Oak Ride Farm Hydrotherapy.
Our Airedale Terrier, Hetty (now 2 years old), was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at 8 months old & potentially facing major surgery.
It was recommended that she had hydrotherapy and it has been the best decision we could have made.
Mandy, Carolyn and Paula have been simply brilliant and Hetty has improved so much.
From the very first session both we and Hetty were completely at ease. The care and professionalism shown by everyone is a tribute to them.
We cannot recommend Oak Ride Farm Hydro highly enough and Hetty is especially grateful.
Thank you to you all.