Warmly recommended by friends, we're really enjoying watching Katherine work with our two westies to help them get fitter and more limber. We really appreciate the incredibly kind and professional advice and the patience with two- and four-legs alike. Our nine-year old girl's stiff joints are but a memory after two months of swimming sessions, and our boy is getting fitter by the day. Hydro works wonders as rehabilitation, but is a fantastic complement to exercise during west Wales winters too. 5*.
Magdalena Ohrman 21 January 2018 Facebook Review
Take my dog here fortnightly for a back problem and it's amazing how far he's come. Definitely recommend. *****
Beverley Williams 12 January 2018 Google Review
Hydrotherapy has transformed my dogs life and I cannot thank West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy enough. When my dogs spondylosis started getting worse - he was struggling to walk, his legs were collapsing, and he was miserable - I felt powerless. We have been going to hydrotherapy since Aug-17 and my boy has improved beyond belief. I now cry tears of happiness instead of despair. I cannot recommend Katharine and WWCH highly enough and urge other pet owners to give hydrotherapy a go.
Sonya Dawes 5 January 2018 Google Review
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...and it's making such a massive difference to her stiff joints! Since starting hydro, she's enjoying longer walks again and is so much livelier both out and about and at home!
Magdalena Ohrman 4 December 2017
We are delighted to have found this lovely hydrotherapy centre for
Joey, our 10 months old lab who has elbow dysplasia.
Swimming has done miracles to his condition. Katherine is kind and very knowledgeable, makes the session ever so fun for Joey who swims next to her waiting for his favourite toy (the squeaky chicken) to be thrown around the pool. I strongly recommend this very welcoming centre and hydrotherapy which does wonders for your dogs. 5*
Laura Birt 15 November 2017
Excellent place, Kathrynn so lovely and
quickly became used to it and seemed to enjoy herself and lovely to see her using her legs so freely, thank you, just wished a little closer so I could take her more often xxxx. 5*
Gail Taylor-Steadman 20 October 2017
After a lovely countryside journey, we arrived at the Capel y Groes, home to the fantastic Animal Hydrotherapy Pool. When pulling up outside we had a lovely welcome from Katherine the owner of this lovely little business.
I have two dogs needing hydrotherapy both for different conditions. One has hip dysplasia and one that suffers with a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia.
After a thorough examination of both my dogs they were ready to swim.
Layla my Cavachon
has been to other hydrotherapy centres before and is naturally a water baby. Her first time in this pool was great as it was bigger than most. She had plenty of space to swim freely and show off her swimming skills to Katherine. Then down to business. Katherine was using different techniques to make Layla use her back legs in ways to build muscle.
Then it was Lottie’s turn. Lottie was at first very reluctant to swim, but with Katherine’s time, encouragement and patience by the end of the session Lottie was jumping off the ramp voluntarily chasing a ball! Thank you for making it such a positive experience and most of all for
teaching Lottie to swim.
See you soon. 5*
Ryan Saunders 12 October 2017
Amazing service and care.
Woody the Beagle,
aged 11, is a different dog after first weekly and then fortnightly sessions to help his severe arthritis. Now he runs with his brother & sister like a puppy! Thank you Katharine. 5*
Nikki Channon 21 September 2017
This is a comment left on Facebook, when
That's my baby. He's doing amazing now. Doing hydrotherapy was brilliant for him and now he's having bowen technique so he's improving even more. He's made 1 year old in July which I never thought he would get too. He's my little mascot. Where there's life there's hope.
Julie Jeffries 10 September 2017
I would definitely recommend hydrotherapy with Katharine she's brilliant!
Buster my bulldog
was much better after his sessions with her - thank you so much! X
Jackie Ryan 7 September 2017
Highly recommend this. She's wonderful with the dogs.
Julie Jeffries 7 September 2017
What a wonderful facility. Katharine is so good with
kind, gentle and extremely knowledgeable. We are so lucky to have this therapy centre in West Wales. 5*
Debbie Morgan 25 August 2017
has been going to hydrotherapy for a series of a few weeks now and he absolutely loves it! Not only that but thanks to Katharine and hydrotherapy Bear has been able to reduce his pain killer intake from every day to now maybe once a week! I can not recommend hydrotherapy enough! Katharine is fantastic with Bear and he adores her! The pool is always lovely and warm and full of toys! Katharine reads the signals off Bear so well and knows if he's getting tired or is particularly sore that day and works to his needs. I feel 100% happy and content with Katharine and am really pleased with the progress Bear is making so far thanks to Katharine.
Jassmin McLavy 8 June 2017
arthritis and poorly knee has hugely improved thanks to Catherine at West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy.
Brechfa Forest Barns - totally dog friendly holiday cottages 31st May 2017
My old Ozzy,
who is nearly 15, absolutely loves going swimming with Katharine. Cannot recommend Katharine's service more highly, gorgeous premises and fitness and pure fun and joy for dogs who love water.
Justine Morrissey 12 February 2017
Katherine is just superb a professional and dedicated therapist who has got a great manner and
loves her. He has really benefited from his sessions and looks forward to his visit.
Peter Hamilton 11 February 2017
We cannot thank Katherine enough for what she has achieved with Hagi in the last month. He is about to have cruciate ligament ops on both hind legs as well as a femoral head and neck excision on one hip and the vet recommended hydrotherapy to strengthen his muscles before surgery. The difference in Hagi's fitness is amazing and he is now able to join our other three dogs on any walk. I just wish we lived in the area (we are on holiday) so that Katherine could provide his post-op hydrotherapy too. Thank you, Katherine, and we look forward to bringing Hagi back to you on our next visit!
Gill Lillie 22 October 2016
We're so grateful to Katherine for transforming Hagi's fitness over 4 weeks. He has added 1 cm to one hip and 1.5 cm to the other. Should stand him in good stead for his recovery.
Gill Lillie 20 October 2016
Wanted to give a big shout out to West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy - just back from our fourth visit and it's really helping our ancient and arthritic 15 year old dog Chilli. It's a beautiful venue and Katheryn is excellent with her - I highly recommend!
Peta Pitstop 14 October 2016
started hydro, she wasn't either keen or confident. 2 months of sessions two or three times a week and she's off swimming on her own, gathering up the toys. It's made such a huge difference to her mobility and strength. Thank you Katharine.
Joëlle Hoggan 7 October 2016
my little mini dachsie
who has a history of IVDD and has hip dysplasia, I'm hopeful it will be of great help to her as she goes along with the programme. Katherine is so lovely and patient with her!
Rachel Jones 19 September 2016
I have been taking my dog Dakota to see Katharine 2 to 3 times a week and she has done an amazing job. Before taking Dakota to Katharine I had already booked her in for a double hip replacement the vet said it was one of the worst case that he had seen so I thought it was the best thing I could do for her. About 7 weeks of hydrotherapy later has made such an improvement that the operation has now been cancelled and she is now a happy dog with a better future ahead of her. She is no longer in any pain or discomfort and Dakota can't wait to get in the pool it's a beautiful building with a huge pool if you love your dog and want a safe place for your dog to have rehab or just for fun you should give Katharine a call. Thank you so much.
Dakota Oconnor and Stephen 15 September 2016 Henry is feeling so much better after his Doggy massage, he's getting up easier and definately more active on his walks. Thank you so much.
Suki Blofield 8 September 2016