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Hydrotherapy & Suki the Ragdoll cat!

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Hydrotherapy & Suki the Ragdoll cat!

Hydrotherapy for Suki the Cat

We would like to introduce you to Suki a 5-year-old Ragdoll cat.

Unfortunately at the end of March Suki was involved in a road traffic accident that resulted in her having multiple fractures to her pelvis. This was successfully repaired with surgery a few days later.

Suki was initially on crate rest while she recovered from her surgery. Four weeks later she was referred to us and started physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions at the beginning of May.

Hydrotherapy allows an injured cat or a cat with a musculoskeletal or other condition to exercise in a non-weight bearing environment. Exercise in this warm water environment increases circulation to muscles and increases flexibility while reducing pain associated with movement. Because the water provides a stabilising effect on joints and muscles, mobilisation is possible that would not have been possible on dry land. It is useful for providing muscular and cardiovascular strengthening and reduces stress to joints and swelling of muscles and tissues that may occur with traditional physiotherapy techniques.

Suki has made great progress so far and we are really pleased with her.

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