In Cyprus, opened the first and only kynological hydrotherapeutic center, which treats various diseases of dogs with the help of hydrotherapy.
The center called "Aquapaws Cyprus" is located near the Paphos airport, in the village of Timi. The founders of the center are the couple Gaynor and Chris Warriner. To date, the center already has several dogs that regularly use the services of Aquapaws Cyprus.
В своем интервью The Sunday Mail один из основателей центра — Крис Уорринер рассказал, что гидротерапия помогает больным собакам ускорить процесс восстановления после операций, полезна для собак в возрасте и страдающих артритом. Она применяется при лечении хронических заболеваний опорно-двигательной системы, используется для поддержания мышечного тонуса у собак. Гидротерапию можно применять для поддержания формы своего питомца и просто чтобы он получил удовольствие.
Gaynor and Chris Warriner have been living in Cyprus for more than 10 years. In the past, they have already managed a similar center in the UK for more than seven years. The idea to open the "Aquapaws Cyprus" in Cyprus came to them after they realized that the dogs' access to water is very limited. Although, originally the couple was convinced that the island does not need to open a hydrotherapy center for dogs, because of the presence of the sea. In practice, it turned out that dogs are forbidden to swim in the sea. For this purpose, special places are reserved, but there are very few of them.
"All dogs know how to swim, but some just do not like to do it. Dogs need time to get used to new sensations. In order for them to have such an opportunity, the Aquapaws Cyprus center offers all its new hairy clients a first hydrotherapy session for free, "Chris said.
He also added that hydrotherapy is not just swimming.
The possibilities of hydrotherapy are in fact truly limitless and can create real miracles of healing: