Luckily, Bandit is owned by a veterinarian who takes great care of him. He is a Border Collie with arthritis in his back legs.
The warm water is great for relieving his stiffness and the hydrostatic pressure alleviates some of the inflammation caused by the arthritis. The swimming exercise is also great for increasing his range of motion and building muscle tone. Dr. Picard says he is much “happier” on his walks.