Dogs have been making quite a splash in Peniel recently thanks to the opening of a special swimming pool. West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy has a pool that helps to rehabilitate canines following injury or surgery and aims to assist with mobility in dogs who suffer from degenerative diseases. One such dog that has benefitted from the service is Carlisle, an 18-month-old female who was at the Many Tears Animal Rescue in Cefneithin. Carlisle was heavily pregnant and had an untreated dislocated knee which meant she could barely walk. She underwent specialist knee surgery after she had given birth to her puppies, but months of enforced immobility resulted in her muscles wasting away and a reduction in her general fitness. West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy offered intensive hydrotherapy sessions free of charge, in an attempt to address these issues, and as a result Carlisle has been enjoying three 30 minute sessions a week for the past two months. “With careful monitoring, and gradually increasing the amount, and type of swimming, Carlisle has gained 5 ½ cm around the circumference of her left hip”, said Canine Hydrotherapist Katharine Deane, who runs West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy.